Saturday, March 20, 2010

REGINA PAT GRAD WHO PLAYED IN THE NHL - 1995-96 to 2004-05



Lyle Calder (LW) - Gritty forward played with the Pats for parts of four seasons (1995-96 to 1998-99) and was dealt to Kamloops Blazers midway through 1998-99. He scored 76 goals, had 119 assists in 185 games with the Pats, plus added three goals, one assist in 18 play-off games. Helped Canada with the Silver Medal at the 1999 World Junior Championship. Born 1979 in Mannville, Alberta.
Drafted 130th overall by Chicago Black Hawks in 1997. Played in NHL's Young Stars game in 2001-02 as part of the all-star weekend. Traded to Philadelphia Flyers in 2006-07, but struggled and was dealt that season to Detroit Red Wings. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles Kings in 2007 and played there in 2008-09. He had 114 goals, 178 assists in 576 games and two goals, one assist in 18 play-off games.


Derek Morris (D) - Played just two seasons with the Pats, but had 75 points in his second season. Scored 26 goals, 101 assists in 134 games between 1995 to 1997, also scored one goal, 133 assists in 21 play-off games. First-team WHL all-star in 1997. Born 1978 in Edmonton. Drafted 13th overall by Calgary Flames in 1996. After the 1996-97, he was assigned to the Calgary's (AHL) affiliate, the Saint John Flames for the final 7 games of the regular season, as well as 5 post-season games. Smooth transition to the NHL. Making all-rookie team with the Flames. Traded to Colorado Avalanche before the 2002-03 season, then dealt to Phoenix Coyotes early in 2003-04 campaign. Played in 2008-09 with New York Rangers, signed as free agent by Boston Bruins in 2009 and has 7 goals, 264 asists in 793 career NHL games, as well as five assists in 14 play-off games. Played for Canada at the World Championships in 1999, 2001 and 2004, winning the Gold Medal in 2004.

Brad William Stuart (D) - Strong, scoring defenceman who played two and one-half seasons for the Pats before being traded midway in the 1998-99 season to the Calgary Hitmen. Helped Hitmen to the memorial Cup, but did not win. Scored 37 goals, 100 assists in 161 games wit Pats, plus had 3 goals, 8 assists in 14 play-off games. Helped Canada win the Silver Medal at the 1999 World Junior Championship. Second-team WHL all-star in 1998. First-team WHL all-star in 1999, first-team CHL all-star in 199 and CHL defenceman-of-the-year in 1999. Born 1979 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Drafted third overall by San Jose Sharks in 1998. Never played a game in the minor leagues. Traded to Boston Bruins in 2005, traded to Calgary Flames in 2007 and signed as a free agent by Los Angeles Kings in 2007. Traded near the end of 2007-08 to Detroit Red Wings and won a Stanley Cup with Detroit. Advance to the Stanley Cup Final with the Red Wings in 2008-09. Scored 61 goals, 183 assists and 398 penalty minutes in 646 NHL regular-season games, plus he had seven goals, 21 assists in 96 play-off games.

Kyle Freadrich (LW) - At six feet, seven inches and 250 pounds, was a force on the ice as an enforcer and was imposing without even dropping the gloves. Spent three seasons with the Pats from 1996-99, compiling 9 goals, 10 assists and 626 penalty minutes in 165 games, plus he had one assist and 33 penalty minutes in 13 play-off games. Born 1978 in Edmonton. Drafted 64th overall by Vancouver in 1997, but never played a game for the Canucks. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay lightning in 1999, then traded to New York Rangers in 2001. Missed the entire 2001-02 season after suffering a head injury at training camp. Retired in 2002 with one assist and 75 penalty minutes in 23 NHL games.



Dimitri Nabokov (C/RW/LW) - The slick scorer was drafted 19th overall by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1995 and sent to the Regina Pats to get used to the North American Hockey. Played just one season (1996-97) with the Pats. In that one season put up impressive numbers, scoring 39 goals, 56 assists in just 50 games, plus two goals, three assists in five play-off games. Only a part-time big league player, but put up decent numbers in the minors. Traded to New York Islanders in 1998. Returned to play in the Russian League in 2000-01. Played for AaiPa Lappeenranta in the KHL in 2008-09. Born 1977 in Novosibirsk, Russia. Scored one goal and had one assist in seven NHL games.





Brett Lysak (C) - Played for five season with the Regina Pats and put up great scoring totals. Scored 145 goals, had 189 assists in 331 WHL games, plus 16 goals, 8 assists in 27 play-off games. Played in the Memorial Cup in 2001 when Pats were hosts. Second-team WHL all-star in 1999. Named to the Memorial Cup all-star team in 2001. Drafted 49th overall by Carolina Hurricanes in 1999 but only played two games with the NHL team, registering no points. Left for Europe in 2005-06 and played two season in italy before playing in Denmark in 2008-09. Born in 1980 in St.Albert, Alberta.







Dan Focht (D) - The big defenceman played one and one-half seasons for Tri-City Americans before his trade to the Regina Pats in the 1996-97 season. He scored two goals, had two assists in 22 games with the Pats, plus two assists in five play-off games. Born 197 in Regina. Drafted 11th overall by Phoenix Coyotes in 1996. Played mainly in the minor leagues from 1996 until retirement after 2006. Traded to Pittsburgh Penguins in 2002-03 and signed as a free agent by Florida Panthers in 2005. Scored two goals, had six assists in 82 NHL games, plus one assist in one play-off game.







Barret Jackman (D) - A tough, stay-at-home defenceman who followed a great junior career with a solid NHL career. Played with the Regina Pats (1997-2001). He scored 28 goals, had 111 assists and 796 penalty minutes in 234 games, plus one goal, seven assists, 59 penalty minutes in 21 play-off games. Helped Canada win Bronze Medals in 2000 and 2001. Pats rookie-of-the-year and scholastic payer-of-the-year in 1997-98. Captain of Canada's under-18 team that won the Gold Medal at the World Championship. Pats defenceman of the year in 1998-99 and second-team WHL all-star in 2000. Captain of team that played in the 2001 Memorial Cup when Pats were host. Drafted 17th overall by St. Louis Blues in 1999. Born 1981 in Trail, B.C. named to the AHL all-rookie team in 2002. Cracked Blues line up in 2003 and was paired with star defenceman Al MacInnis. Named to NHL all-rookie team in 2003 and won Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie-of-the-year beating out Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg and Columbus Blue Jackets Rick Nash. Played for Canada at the World Championship in 2006-07. Played for Blues in 2008-09. Has 17 goals, 79 assists in 319 NHL games, plus one assist in 12 play-off games.

Ronald Petrovicky (RW) - Born 1977 in Zilina, Slovakia, the wineg came to Nroth American in 1994 and played for the Tri-City Americans. Traded next season to Prince Geroge Cougars, then traded to Regina Pats before the 1997-98 season. Put up great numbers in only season with the Pats, scoring 64 goals, had 49 assists in 71 games, plus two goals, four assists in nine play-off games. Drafted 228th overall by Calgary Flames in 1996. Played for Slovakia at the 2000 World Junior Championship. Claimed by New York Rangers in 2002, then claimed by Atlanta Thrashers in 2003. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006, but missed most of 2006-07 season after a hip surgery. Played 2008-09 for Riga Dynamo in the Russia League (KHL). He scored 41 goals, 51 assist in 342 NHL games, and no points in three play-off games.



Dimitri Yakushin (D) - Played 1996-7 season and most of 1997-98 season with the Edmonton Ice before being traded to the Regina Pats. In 1997-98 only played 13 games with the Pats, getting 13 assists, plus adding two goals and eight assists in nine play-off games. Born 1978 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Drafted 140th overall by Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996. Played mainly in the minors, going pointless in two games with the Leafs. Retired after the 2002-03 season.









Todd Fedoruk (LW) - Tough guy started his junior career with the Kelowna Rockets and was traded to the Regina Pats in 1997-98. Pats traded enforcer to Prince Albert Raiders in 1998-99. He scored 15 goals, had 15 assists and racked up 187 penalty minutes in 60 Regina Pat games, plus he had one goal and two assists in nine play-off games. Born 1979 in Redwater, Alberta. Drafted 164th overall by Philadelphia Flyers. Traded to Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 2005, then back to the Flyers in 2006. Signed as a free agent by Dallas Stars in 2007, then traded to Minnesota Wild in 2007-08 season. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix Coyotes in 2008 and traded to Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009. He has 29 goals, 62 assists and 996 penalty minutes in 495 NHL games, plus one goals and 59 penalty minutes in 25 play-off games.



Garth Murray (C) - Born 1982 in Regina, played four seasons with the Pats from 1998 to 2002. Scored 88 goals and had 77 assists in 267 games, plus 4 goals, 5 assists in 21 play-off games. Played in the Memorial Cup in 2001 when the Regina Pats were host team. Won the Gold Medal with Canada at Four Nations Cup in 2000 and won the Gold Medal with Canada at the 2002 World Junior Championship. Drafted 79th overall by New York Rangers in 2001. Traded to Montreal Canadiens in 2005, traded early in 2007-08 season to Florida Panthers but missed most of the season with a leg injury. Signed as a free agent by Phonenix Coyotes in 2008. Signed by Calgary Glames in 2009. Entered 2009-10 season with eight goals and two assists in 116 NHL games, and he had no points in six play-off games.

Filip Novak (D) - The offensively gifted rearguard spent three season with the Regina Pats from 1999 to 2002. Played in the Memorial Cup when the Pats were hosts in 2001. He scored 36 goals and had 128 assists in 171 games, plus had four goals, 10 assists in 19 play-off games. Second-team WHL all-star in 2001 and first-team WHL all-star in 2002. Drafted 64th overall by New York Rangers in 2000. Names to AHL all-rookie team in 2003. Traded to Florida Panthers in 2002. Missed the entire 2003-04 season with an ankle injury. Traded to Ottawa Senators in 2005 and signed as a free agent by Columbus Blue Jackets in 2006. Born 1982 in Budejovice, Czech Republic. Played for Riga Dynamo in the Russia League (KHL) in 2008-09. Had no points in 17 NHL games.




Derek Boogaard (D) - The tough guy played only five games with the Pats in 1999-2000 season before being traded to Prince George Cougars, then Medicine Hat Tigers. He had no points and 17 penalty minutes in the five games with the Pats. Born 1982 in Saskatoon. Drafted 202nd overall by Minnesota Wild in 2001. Midway through the 2002-03 season, he turned pro and joined the Louisiana Ice Gators of the East Coast hockey League (ECHL). He then spent two seasons with the Houston Aeros before earning a roster spot with the Minnesota Wild in 2005-06. Signed with New York Rangers for the 2010-11 season. Was Nicknamed "Boogeyman". Died May 13, 2011 in his Minnesota Apartment. Scored 3 goals, had 13 assists and 589 penalty minutes in 277 NHL games, plus one assist in 10 play-off games.

Shawn Belle (D) - Played for games with 2000-01 Pats before being traded to Tri-City Americans. Had three assists with the Pats. Drafted 30th overall by St. Louis Blues in 2003. Born 1985 in Edmonton. Played for Canada in 2002-03 on under-18 team. Pllayed for Canada at the World Junior Championship in 2004 and 2005, winning the Gold Medal each time. He played mostly in the AHL. Traded to Dallas Stars in 2004, traded to Minnesota Wild in 2006-07, traded to Montreal Canadiens in 2009-10, In 2010-11, played 5 games with Edmonton Oilers and 4 games with Colorado Avalanche. Has one assist in 20 NHL games.


Garnet Exelby - (D) - After two and one-half season with Saskatoon Blades, joined the Pats in 2000-01 season ... played in 201 Memorial Cup went Pats were hosts ... scored two goals and eight assists in 22 games with Pats and had two assists in six playoff games ... born in 1981 in St. Anne, Mnitoba .... drafted 217th overall by Atlanta Thrashers in 1999 ... helped Chicago Wolves win the Calder Cup in 2002 ... cracked Thrashers lineup in 2003-04 and has been in the NHL since ... traded to Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009 ...

Played in 408 NHL games, had 7 goals, 43 assists, 50 points and 584 penalty minutes. Was in 4 playoff games, no points, 6 penalty
minutes.

Josh Harding - (G) - The big goalie had a great junior career, playing with the Pats for three season, before being traded midway in 2003-04 to Brandon Wheat Kings ... born in Regina in 1984 ... compiled 57-51-16 record with the Pats ... helped Canada win a silver cup at the 2004 world junior championship ... second-team WHL all-star in 2002 and first-team WHL all-star in 2003 ... WHL goaltender-of-the-year in 2003 and WHL player-of-the-year in 2003 ... drafted 38th overall by Minnesota Wild in 2002 ...




Rick Rypien - (C) - A Gritty forward, played three seasons with Pats from 2002-05 ... born in 1984 in Coleman, Alberta. ... scored 47 goals and 67 assists in 179 WHL games and added 493 penalty minutes, had one goal, two assists and 39 penalty minutes in nine playoff games ... signed tryout contract with Manitoba Moose of the AHL, then signed as a free agent by Vancouver Canucks later in 2005 .... missed most of 2006-07 season with an injury ... missed most of 2008 season with injuries ... Died in 2010 ... Played in 119 games, 9 goals, 7 assists, 16 points, 226 penalty minutes. Was in 17 playoff games, had 3 assists, and 47 in penalty minutes.


Colton Orr - (RW) - The tough forward played for Swift Current Broncos and Kamloop Blazers before joing the Pats midway in the 2002-03 season ... scored six goals, two assists and added 170 penalty minutes in 37 games with the Regina Pats and had no points in three playoff games ... born 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba ... signed as a free agent by Boston Bruins in 2001 ... played in minors for three years before cracking the Bruins lineup in 2005-06 ... claimed off waivers in 2005-06 season by New York Rangers ... traded to New York Rangers same season, and played until 2008-09 ... signed as a unrestricted free agent by Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009, played until 2011-12 .... Played in 378 games, 11 goals, 9 assists, 20 points, 921 penalty minutes and was in 12 playoff games, had no point.