Category:Greensboro Generals players
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Greensboro Generals – The Greensboro Generals were an ECHL team based in Greensboro, North Carolina that existed from 1999–2004. The franchise replaced the Greensboro Monarchs, who called the city home from 1989–1995, the Generals name was originally used by the citys Eastern Hockey League and Southern Hockey League franchises. The EHL team played from 1959 through 1972, and the SHL team played from 1973 through the leagues mid-season failure in 1977. Both the original Generals and Monarchs are considered to this day as one of the first Southern hockey franchises to build a fan base. The ECHL Generals played at the Greensboro Coliseum from 1999–2004, the Coliseum hosted the NHL Carolina Hurricanes from 1997–1999 after their departure from Hartford, Connecticut. During that time a new arena would be built for the NHL team in Raleigh, prior to their arrival, the Hurricanes and the Coliseum were required to make vast improvements to the arena in order to satisfy NHL regulations. Among them were the addition of VIP Suites, a members only club area and upgrades to the ice surface, following the Hurricanes departure, local attorneys Art Donaldson and James Roscetti entered into negotiations with the East Coast Hockey League to secure a franchise for Greensboro. Donaldson and Roscetti were awarded a franchise in July 1999 and had only 3 months to put together a front office, coaching staff, Donaldson and Roscetti decided to bring attention to the franchise right away by hiring Jeff Brubaker as Head Coach and General Manager for their inaugural season. As of 2005, there are no plans to bring a hockey team back to Greensboro. Note, GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, SOL = Shoot Out Losses, PTS = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes
2. ECHL – The ECHL is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and one franchise in Canada. It is a tier below the American Hockey League, additionally, the leagues players are represented by the Professional Hockey Players Association in negotiations with the ECHL itself. Some 614 players have played at least one game in both the NHL and the ECHL. All but four National Hockey League teams have affiliations with an ECHL team with Columbus, Florida, New Jersey, however, these teams do sometimes lend contracted players to ECHL teams for development and increased playing time. The leagues regular season begins in October and ends in April, the current ECHL champion is the Allen Americans. Alaska, Bakersfield, Fresno, Idaho, Las Vegas, Long Beach, in a change reflective of the leagues now-nationwide presence, the East Coast Hockey League shortened its name to the orphan initialism ECHL on May 19,2003. The ECHL reached its largest size to date that season before being reduced to 28 teams for the 2004–05 season, the ECHL has attempted to be more tech-friendly to its fans. In 2008, the introduced the ECHL toolbar for internet browsers which gave users short cut access to statistics, scores, transactions. At the annual ECHL Board of Governors Meeting on June 15,2010, in Henderson, Nevada, the former American Conference was renamed the Eastern Conference, while the National Conference, was re-designated the Western Conference. Within the Eastern Conference, the East Division was renamed the Atlantic Division, the league lost its only Canadian team with the folding of the Victoria Salmon Kings subsequent to the 2010–11 season. The league increased to 20 teams for the 2011–12 season with the addition of the expansion franchise Chicago Express and the Colorado Eagles who previously played in the Central Hockey League. That number dropped to 22 for the 2013–14 season with the folding of the Trenton Titans, the league, because of geographical anomalies, has used unbalanced conferences and divisions, making for some extremely varied playoff formats and limited inter-conference play. Due to travel costs, the league has attempted to placate owners in keeping those costs down, the Board of Governors then votes whether or not to extend the franchises league licenses until the next Board of Governors Meeting. At the 2012 Board of Governors Meeting, the Board elected to limit the league to 26 teams, however, it was decided at the 2015 Board of Governors meeting that the cap should be expanded to 30 teams, hoping to eventually match the NHL and AHLs 30-team total. Reno has not had a minor hockey team since its WCHL franchise folded in 1998. After being listed for about a decade, Reno was eventually removed from the future markets page in spring 2016. However, in September 2016, new group called Reno Puck Club, LLC came forward. On February 8,2016, the announced its approval of the Worcester Railers HC as an expansion team in Worcester, Massachusetts
3. Chris Allen (ice hockey) – Chris Allen is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played two games in the National Hockey League with the Florida Panthers. While playing for the Kingston Frontenacs, Allen scored the first ever goal at the CHL Top Prospects Game in 1996, playing for Team Cherry and held that year at Maple Leaf Gardens, the goal was assisted by Drummondvilles Daniel Briere. Allen was drafted in the 3rd round, 60th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, an injury sidetracked his career and thus he never again reached the NHL level. Allen has had his shot clocked at 103 miles per hour, Chris is also tied for second all time in OHL goals for a defenceman with Bobby Orr and Al McInnis with 38 in 66 games as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs. Allen has played 13 years pro, taking him all over the world and he has previously played in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, Europe (Finland, Norway, Denmark, Austria/Hungary, UK, Italy and Asia. Out of 27,000 entries PETA voted down to 16 males, Allen was voted Petas Male winner of the 2008 Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door Contest. Chris Allens career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Chris Allen career statistics at EliteProspects. com
4. Sam Ftorek – Sam Ftorek is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He played the final 6 seasons of his career with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL, on June 18,2015, Ftorek announced his retirement from professional hockey after 17 seasons and was announced as an assistant coach with the Kalamazoo Wings. On April 29,2016, after one season as an assistant coach in Kalamazoo and he is the son of former NHL player and coach Robbie Ftorek. Sam Ftorek career statistics at EliteProspects. com Sam Ftoreks career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
5. Trevor Gillies – Trevor Gillies is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. He has played in the National Hockey League with both the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Islanders, Gillies is primarily used as an enforcer, as evidenced by his career NHL statistics of 57 games with only three points and 261 penalty minutes. Undrafted, Gillies played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League, in 1999–2000 Gillies made his professional debut with the Mississippi Sea Wolves in the East Coast Hockey League. With limited offensive ability Gillies plied his trade between the ECHL and American Hockey League for five years before signing an NHL contract with the New York Rangers on July 20,2004. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, and played in one NHL game for the Ducks, on July 2,2007, Gillies was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract. Gillies never played a season game with the Hurricanes, as he was assigned to the Albany River Rats. On September 14,2009, Gillies signed with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL for the 2009–10 season, after 18 games with the Tigers and accumulating 123 penalty minutes, Gillies was signed by NHL affiliate, the New York Islanders on January 28,2010. On March 14,2010, Gillies scored his first NHL point, Gillies re-signed with the Islanders on a one-year contract through to the end of the 2010–2011 season on April 15,2010. On February 12,2011, Gillies was suspended nine games by the NHL for an incident which occurred in a February 11,2011 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, tangradi suffered concussion like symptoms and remained out of the Penguins line-up indefinitely. In his first game back from the suspension, Gillies was ejected for a hit on Cal Clutterbuck in a game against the Minnesota Wild on March 2,2011, after an in-person hearing, Gillies was suspended for 10 games for the incident. After playing in three games to start the 2011–12 season Gillies was placed on waivers on October 31,2011. On June 19,2012, Gillies opted to forgo North American free agency, on August 28,2013, Gillies signed a contract with Helsinki IFK in the Finnish SM-Liiga for the 2013–14 season. On November 4,2013, Helsinki IFK terminated the contract with Gillies, during his time on HIFK he played three Finnish Liiga matches and four European Trophy matches. On October 10,2014, after signing with the Adirondack Flames, Gillies slammed the face of Rochester Americans William Carrier into the ice, on September 18,2015, Gillies continued his career by signing a one-year ECHL contract with the South Carolina Stingrays. Trevor Gillies career statistics at EliteProspects. com Trevor Gilliess career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
6. Duane Harmer – Duane Harmer is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. Harmer grew up playing his minor hockey for Mitchell Minor Hockey teams in the WOAA before spending a year with the St. Marys Lincolns Jr. B and he was also a competitive fastball player for several clubs in the western Ontario area over the years. After playing the 1990-91 season with the Lincolns, Harmer was selected in the 15th round by the OHLs Guelph Storm in May 1991, Harmer began his career in the Ontario Hockey League, playing for the Guelph Storm and the Detroit Jr. He moved to the American Hockey League but had spells with the Lowell Lock Monsters. After two seasons with Trondheim, he moved to Germany to play for EC Bad Tölz in the 2 and he then went back to Norway and returned to Trondheim before moving to Swedens Elitserien for Skellefteå AIK and now plays for Södertälje SK. On 18 October 2008, he signed with Tappara Tampere of the SM-liiga, Harmer returned to Norway to play for Rosenborg IHK, who had played in Norways 1st Division during the 2009-10 season and officially signed a contract with the team on January 25,2010. Harmer also scored 8 pts in 6 games during the postseason, on March 12,2010, Harmer announced his retirement. Duane Harmer profile at Eurohockey. com Duane Harmers career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
7. Sergejs Naumovs – Sergejs Ivanovich Naumovs is a former Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender. Naumovs began career with Dinamo Riga in the Soviet League, in 1994, he moved to North America and had spells with the Oklahoma City Blazers, San Diego Gulls, Las Vegas Thunder and the Long Beach Ice Dogs. He moved to Swedens Elitserien with Leksands IF in 2000 before moving back to America with the Greensboro Generals, the next season he returned to Sweden, signing with Djurgårdens IF Hockey. He then played for various Russian teams from 2002 to 2006 before moving to Italy, in 2008, he played for Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League. Currently he is a coach in Dinamo Riga. Sergejs Naumovss career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database