Saturday, March 20, 2010

REGINA PATS GRADS WHO PLAYED

IN THE NHL - 1984-85 to 1994-95

Shawn Byram (LW) - Played parts of three season (1984-87) with Regina Pats before being traded to Prince Albert Raiders in 1986-87. Scored 10 goals and 10 assists in 62 games with the Pats. Drafted 80th overall by New York Islanders in 1986. Played four games, but held scoreless, with islanders in 1990-91. Signed as free agent by Chicago Black Hawks in 1991-92 and played just one game with no points. Played in Britain from 1994 to 2002 and retired after playing 2002-03 in the minors. Born 1968 in Neepawa, Manitoba.






Brad Miller (D) - The big defenceman played four seasons with the Regina Pats from 1985 t0 1989. He scored 29 goals, 104 assists and had 496 penalty minutes in 233 WHL games, plus two goals, two assists in 17 play-off games. Born 1969 in Edmonton. Drafted 22nd overall by Buffalo Sabres in the 1987 NHL draft. Played mainly in the minor leagues, claimed by Ottawa Senators in 1992 expansion draft. Traded to Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993, then to Calgary Flames, also in 1993. Played eight games with Calgary in 1993-94, then finished playing his career in the minors, retiring in 2000. Scored one goal and added five assists in 82 NHL games.



Craig Endean (RW) - A great scorer in junior. Spent five seasons in the WHL, two of them with the Regina Pats compiling an amazing 529 points. Played for Seattle Breakers/Thunderbirds before being traded to the Pats in 1996-87. With the Pats he compiled 99 goals and a143 assists in just 128 games with the team and added 9 goals and 9 assists in 7 play-off games with the Pats. Drafted by the Winnipeg jets 92nd overall in 1986 and was called up for two games in 1986-87 season, registering one assist. Never made it back to the NHL, playing in minors until retiring in 1993. Was born 1968 in Kamloops.



Jim John Mathieson (D) - Tough, stay-at-home defenceman toiled for four seasons with the Pats (1986-90). Scored nine goals and 69 assists in 241 WHL games, plus 10 assists in 18 play-off games. Born 1970 in Kindersley. Drafted 59th overall by Washington Capitals in 1989 draft. Called up for two games at the end of the 1989-90 WHL season, his only two big-league games, scoring no points. Played in minors in North America until 1996, then played in Briain until retiring in 2000. Helped Portland Pirates win the Calder Cup in 1996-97.




Jamie Heward (D/RW) - Born 1971 in Regina, played four seasons with the Pats from 1987-91. Was a high-scoring defenceman, had 78 goals and 160 assists in 263 games with Regina Pats, plus five goals and 12 assists in 23 play-off games. First team WHL all-star in 1991. Drafted 16th overall in 1989 by Pittsburgh Penguins, but never played a game for them. Played on Canadian National Team in 1994-95. Signed as a free agent by Toronto Maple Leafs in 1995. First team AHL all-star in 1995-96. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia Flyers in 1997. won Eddie Shore Award as out standing Defenceman in AHL in 1997-98 and helped Philadelphia Phantoms with the Calder Cup that season. Signed as a free agent by Nashville in 1998-99, by New York Islanders in 1999-2000 and claimed off waivers by Columbus Blue Jackets in 2000. Played from 2002-2005 in Europe. Signed as a free agent by Washington Capital in 2005 and traded to Los Angeles Kings in 2005-06 season. Played 2007-08 season in Russian Super League with SKA Saint Petersburg. Played for Canada at the World Championship in 1995, 203, 2004 and 2005. Played for Tampa Bay Lightning but played only 13 games because of concussion. Scored 38 goals and 86 assists in 394 NHL games.

Terry Hollinger (D) - The big defenceman played parts of four seasons with the Regina Pats from 1987 to 1991 before being traded to Lethbridge Hurricanes in 1990-91 season. Scored 18 goals and had 77 assists in 150 games with the Pats, plus had one goal and three assists in 11 play-off games. Born 1971 in Regina. Drafted 153rd overall in 1991 by St. Louis Blues. Signed as a free agent in 1995 by Buffalo Sabres, then as a free agent by St. Louis in 1997. Played just seven NHL games and registered no points. Played mostly in the IHL and AHL from 1993-94 to 2000-01. Went overseas and played in Europe, first with Iselohn Roosters (DEL in 2002-02. Milan (Italy League) and Sierre (Swiss League) during the 2002-03 season. Came back to the USA and played with Quad City Mallard in the (United Hockey League). Retired after the 2004-05 season.

Mark Janssens (C) - Gritty power forward who played four seasons with the Pats from 1984 to 1988 and was a decent scorer in junior. Scored 96 goals, 159 assists, 608 penalty minutes in 280 games with Pats, plus four goals eight assists in 21 playoff games. Born 1968 in Surrey, B.C. Drafted 72nd overall by New York Rangers in 1986 NHL. Traded to Minnesota North Stars in 1991, then to Hartford Whalers in 1992, Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1996, New York Islanders in 1997, then Phoenix Coyotes that same season. Signed as a free agent by Chicago Black Hawk in 1998. Retired after the 2000-02 season with 40 goals, 73 assists and 1,422 penalty minutes in 711 NHL games, also had five goal and one assist in 27 play-off games.



Mike Sillinger (C) - The prolific scorer spent four seasons with the Pats, compiling 188 goals and 241 assists in 266 WHL games between 1987 and 1991. Also had 20 goals, 21 assists in 23 play-off games. Scored 50 goals or more three seasons in a row with the Pats. Second team WHL all-star in 1990 and first team WHL all-star in 1991. Helped Canada capture the Gold Medal at the 1991 World Junior Championship. Born 1971 in Regina. Drafted 11th overall by Detroit Red Wing in 1989. Led the AHL in play-off scoring with Adrirondack Red Wings in 1991-92, getting 28 points in 15 games. Traded to Anaheim mighty Ducks in 1995, Vancouver Canucks in 1996, Philadelphia Flyers in 1998, Tampa Bay Lightning in 1999, Florida Panthers in 2000, Ottawa Senators in 2001, signed as a free agent by Columbus Blue Jacks in 2002, traded to Dallas Stars in 2003, traded to Phoenix Coyotes in 2003, traded to St. Louis Blues in 2004, traded to nashville Predators in 2006, and signed as a free agent by New York Islanders in 2006. missed part of 2007-08 and most of 2008-09 season with a hip injury. Retired in September 2009. Captain of the Canadian team at the 2000 World Championship. Has played played for more teams (12) in his NHL career than any other player in NHL history. Scored 240 goals, 308 assists in 1,049 NHL games, plus 11 goals, 7 assists in 43 NHL play-p-off games. In September, 2009 joined the Edmonton Oilers as their new director of player development.

Kevin Haller (D) - The steady blue liner spent parts of three seasons with the Pats from 1987 to 1990. He scored 26 goals, had 69 assists in 135 games, plus 3 goals, 10 assists in 15 play-off games. First team WHL all-star in 1990. Helped Canada win the Gold Medal at the 1990 World Junior Championship. Born 1970 in Trochu, Alberta.









Scott Daniels (LW) - The tough guy played for Kamloops Chiefs and New Westminster Bruins before joining the Pats in the 1987-88 season. Played until 1989-90 with the Pats, scored 51 goals, 60 assists, and had 495 penalty minutes in 136 games. Drafted 136th overall in 1989 by Hartford Whalers. Played mainly in the minors. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia Flyers, then claimed in waiver draft by New Jersey Devils in 1997. Retired in 1999 with 8 goals, 12 assists and 667 penalty minutes in 149 NHL games. Born 1969 in Mistawasis, Saskatchewan.








Trevor Sim (C) - Played for Seattle Thunderbird before joining Pats for 1988-89 season. Traded from Pats to Swift Current Broncos, then to Kamloops Blazers. Scored four goals and eight assists in 21 games as a Pat. Drafted 53rd overall by Edmonton Oilers in 1988. Called up for three games in last junior season, 1989-90, and had one assist in his only NHL action. Played in the minors, in Italy and on Canada's national team twice before retiring after 1999. Born 1970 in Calgary.









Greg Pankewicz (C) - Played two seasons with the Pats from 1989 to 1991, scoring 53 goals, 65 assists in 135 games, plus 5 goals, 10 assists in 18 play-off games. Undrafted, played in minor leagues until signed as a free agent by Ottawa Senators in 1993. Signed as a free agent with Calgary Flamed in 1998 and traded to San Jose Sharks in 1999. He had three assists in 21 career NHL games. Born 1970 in Drayton Valley, Alberta. Played 2008-09 season with Colorado Eagles of the CHL.







Jeff Davis Shantz (C) - Had 84 goals and 125 assists in 206 games in three seasons (1990-93) with the Pats. Added four goals and 14 assists in 21 play-off games. First team WHL all-star in 1993. Helped Canada win the Gold Medal at the 1993 World Junior Championship. Drafted 36th overall by Chicago Black Hawks in 1992. Born 1973 in Duchess, Alberta. Split first two seasons in minors and with Black Hawks before making big club. Traded in 1998 to Calgary Flames and then in 2002 to Colorado Avalanche. Playing in Europe since 2003, including last season in Austria. Scored 72 goals, 139 assists in 642 NHL games and five goals, eight assists in 44 play-off games.







Jason Smith (D) - Played two season with the Pats, but 1993 was a remarkable year. In that season he was a first-team WHL all-star, a first-team CHL all-star, captained the Pats, won the Bill Hunter Trophy as the WHL's best defenceman and helped Canada wqith the Gold Medal at the World Junior Championship. Scored 23 goals, had 81 assists in 128 games as a Pat and had 4 goals, 8 assists in 17 play-off games. Drafted 18th overall in 1992 by New Jersy Devils. Helped Albany River Rats win the Calder Trophy in 1994-95. Traded to Toronto Maple Leafs in 1997, then to the Edmonton Oilers in 1999. Named Captain of the Oilers in 2001-02. Led Edmonton to the Stanley Cup final in 2006, losing a heart-breaker in seven games against the Carolina Hurricanes. Traded to Philadelphia Flyers in 2006-07. Named Captain of the Flyers in 2007-08. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa Senators in 2008. Born 1973 in Calgary, Alberta. Played for Canada at the World Championship in 2001. Scored 41 goals, 128 assists and 1,099 penalty minutes in 1,008 NHL games, plus had one goal and 10 assists in 68 play-off games. Retired in the summer of 2009.


Jeff Daryl Friesen (C) - Burst on to the Pats scene in the 1992-93 season, scoring 45 goals and 38 assists in 72 games, winning WHL rookie-of-the-year honours and CHL rookie-of-the-hear award. Played two and one-half seasons for the Pats, scoring 120 goals, 129 assists in 165 games, plus 10 goals, 12 assists in 17 play-off games. Drafted 11th overall by San Jose Sharks in 1994 draft. Joined Sharks in the middle of 1994-95 season aft the NHL lockout ended. Scored 15 goals in 48 games as a rookie with Sharks and was named to NHL all-rookie team. Won Gold Medals with Team Canada at the World Junior Championship in 1994 and 1995. Traded to Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 2001. Traded to New Jersy Devils in 2002 and helped them win a Stanley Cup. After only 18 games with Anaheim then signed as a free agent with Calgary Flames. Played for Canada at World Championship in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2004, winning Gold Medal in 1997 and 2004. NHL totals - 218 goals, 298 assists in 893 regular season games, plus 18 goals, 15 assists in 84 play-off games. Played 5 games for the Lake Erie Monsters of AHL in 2007-08. Did not play in 2008-09. Born 1976 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

Nathan Dempsen (D) - The smart puck-handler played three season with the Pats from 1991 to 1994. He scored 30 goals, had 87 assists in 198 games, also 3 goals, 8 assists in 13 play-off games. Second team WHL all-star in 1994. Drafted 245th overall by Toronto Maple Leafs in 1992. Played sparingly with the Leafs and signed as a free agent by Chicago Black Hawk in 2002-03, then was traded to Los Angeles Kings in 2003-04. Signed as a free agent with Boston Bruins in 2006. Born 1974 in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Had 21 goals, 67 assists in 260 NHL games and 2 assists in 6 NHL play-off games. Played 2007-08 season in Bern of the Swiss League. Did not play in 2008-09.










David Wilkie (D) - Played for Seattle Thunderbirds and Kamloops Blazers before joinng Pats for half of the 1993-94 season. Put up impressive numbers for a rearguard, scoring 27 goals and 21 assists in 29 games with the Regina Pats and had 1 goal, 4 assists in 4 play-off games. Drafted 20th overall by Montreal Canadiens in 1992. Born 1974 at Ellesburg, Washington, U.S.A. Represented U.S.A. at the World Junior Championship in 1993 and 1994. Bounced between minors and Montreal before cracking the big lineup in 1996-97. Traded to Tampa Bay Lightning in 1997-98 and signed as a free agent with New York Rangers in 2000. Retired after 2002 with 10 goals and 26 assists in 167 NHL games, had one goal and two assists in eight play-off games. Coached Augusta Lynx of the ECHL in 2002-03.








Reed Low (RW) - The big enforcer played only two games with the Pats in 1994-95 and finished his career down the highway with two more seasons with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Born 1976 in Moose Jaw. Drafted 177th overall by St. Lous Blues in 1996. Played with St. Louis from 2000 to 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago Black Hawks in 2006, but only played 6 games with them. Retired after 2007 season with three goals, 16 assists and 725 penalty minutes in 256 NHL games.








Kane Boyd (LW) - Played four seasons with the Pats from 1994 to 1998. He scored 100 goals, 142 assists in 231 games and had 11 goals, 15 assists in 31 play-off games. Drafted 72nd overall in 1996 by Pittsburgh Penguins, but couldn't agree on a contract. Drafted 114th overall by New York Rangers in 1998. Played in the minors and signed as a free agent with Philadelphia Flyers in 2003, then helped Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL win the Calder Cup in 2004-05. Signed as a free agent with Washington Capitals, then signed as a free agent with Philadelphia in 2006. Played 2008-09 season with Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL. Traded to Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009. Born 1978 in Swift Current. Had 3 assists in 27 career NHL games.



Josh Holden (C) - The offensively gifted forward played four seasons (1994-97) with the Pats, compiling impressive numbers. He scored 167 goals, 185 assist in 246 games. Was a WHL second-team all-star in 1998 and added 12 goals, 10 assists in 22 WHL play-off games. Represented Canada at the World Junior Championship in 1998. Born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta. Drafted 12th overall by Vancouver Canucks in 1996 NHL draft. A wrist injury in the playoffs of his final junior season marred his chances of playing in Vancouver and he played mainly in the minors. Taken by Carolina in 2001 waiver draft, but played just 8 games before being claimed on waivers by Vancouver. Traded to Toronto in 2002, but played mainly in the minors. Began a career in Europe in 2004-05 and played for Zug in the Swiss League in 2007-08 and 2008-09. He had 5 goals, 9 assists in 60 NHL games.