Category:Tallahassee Tiger Sharks players
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The following 43 pages are in this category, out of 43 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 43 pages are in this category, out of 43 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Tallahassee Tiger Sharks – The Tallahassee Tiger Sharks were a minor professional ice hockey team that played in the ECHL from 1994 to 2001. During this period served as a minor league affiliate to New York Islanders, Florida Panthers. While in Tallahassee, they played their games at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, several local attempts have been made by local residents to revive or bring a new ice hockey team to Tallahassee, none have proved to be successful. Previous ECHL franchise identities included, Virginia Lancers Roanoke Valley Rebels Roanoke Valley Rampage Huntsville Blast The franchise became the Macon Whoopee for the 2001–02 season, afterwards it became the Lexington Men O War and since 2005 has been the Utah Grizzlies. The Tiger Sharks first colors were black and gray, white was used as an accent color, but is also considered to be an official color. At the start of the 1998-99 ECHL season, the colors changed to red, white. Famed hockey coach Terry Christensen coached the Tiger Sharks for five of the teams first six seasons and was also the teams owner. Gerry Fleming, an enforcer who spent ten years with the Fredericton Canadiens as both a player and as an assistant coach, coached the Tiger Sharks in their final season. 1995–96, Defeated Raleigh 3-1 in first round, defeated Richmond 3-1 in quarterfinals, 1996–97, Lost to Pensacola 3-0 in first round. The Tiger Sharks mascot was an ice-skating 6-foot-tall gray tiger shark named Frenzy, Frenzy was immensely popular among Tiger Sharks fans. The following website has some light-hearted biographical info on Frenzy, Tallahassee Tiger Sharks on FunWhileItLasted. net
2. East Coast Hockey League – 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. Mitch Fritz – Mitch Fritz is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey forward who played 20 games in the National Hockey Leagues 2008–09 season for the New York Islanders. Fritz made his NHL debut against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 30,2008 and he is a noted enforcer, regularly accumulating a high amount of penalty minutes and fighting majors each season. In 2005–2006, Fritz was awarded the AHL Man of the Year award for outstanding service in the Springfield community, on September 30,2009, Fritz signed a one-year contract as a free agent to return to the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. He was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals and his brother, Luke, played offensive guard for the CFL Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Mitch Fritzs career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Mitch Fritz career statistics at EliteProspects. com
4. Michael Henrich – Michael Henrich is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Henrich is currently a member of Dornbirner EC, an NHL first-round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 1998, Henrich played several years of professional hockey in North America before moving to professional hockey in Europe. Henrich is the first Jewish player to be selected in the first round of the NHL draft, Henrichs younger brother is Adam Henrich, who is also a professional hockey player for the Coventry Blaze. Henrich, who is Jewish, was born in Thornhill, Ontario and he is married and has two children. Michael Henrich had a junior career with the Barrie Colts from 1996 to 2000 in the Ontario Hockey League. Barrie drafted him 5th overall in the 1996 Ontario Hockey League priority selection draft out of the Metro Toronto Hockey Leagues Midget Wexford Raiders. In 1996–97 he competed for Team Ontario at the World Under-17 hockey tournament in Red Deer, Alberta and he was also selected to the Canadian World Junior selection camp in 1998 and 1999. His team competed in the 2000 Memorial Cup in Halifax in which they lost in the final game, Henrich was ultimately selected 13th overall by the Edmonton Oilers. He has yet to play a season game in the NHL. His professional career in North America lasted four seasons in which he played a total of 9 pre-season/exhibition games for the Oilers scoring 1 goal and 1 assist. He also played 219 games in the minors for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Toronto Roadrunners, in 2002 Henrich represented Team Canada at the Deutschland Cup in Hannover, Germany, in which his team won gold medal. In 2003 he was selected to represent Team Canada again at the Sweden Hockey Games in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2002, Henrich played 12 games in the Swedish Elite League for Mora IK. After a full season in the AHL, Henrich spent 2004 during the 2004–05 NHL lockout with second tier Austrian National League team EK Zell am See and his team finished first place in regular season, won the championship and he led the team in playoff scoring. In 2005 he played for the Füchse Duisburg of the DEL, in 2006 he continued to play in Germany playing for Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams and helping them win the league championship by finishing in the top three in playoff scoring. After one more season with Wolfsburg in the DEL, Henrich signed with Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio club HC Asiago, Asiago won the 2009/2010 Serie A championship, with Henrich leading the way, topping the team in scoring. Henrich was named player of the month in October, finished 6th in regular season league scoring, list of select Jewish ice hockey players Michael Henrichs career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Michael Henrich Serie A Profile Oilers, Q&A with Michael Henrich
5. Trevor Jobe – Trevor Jobe is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre. He last played for the Winston-Salem Polar Twins of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2005 and he is known for being a well-traveled, high scoring forward who has played for 35 different teams across North America and Europe. Jobe finished his career with a total of 608 goals and 636 assists for a total of 1244 points over 17 season in the minor leagues but never played a game in the National Hockey League. He is the fourth all-time career scorer in the ECHL with 665 points, on February 11,1986, Jobe was released as a member of the Spokane Chiefs. Jobe, who at the time was being treated for an injury, was released for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Jobe was invited to the Maple Leafs training camp for the 1988-89 season, at one point, General Manager Gord Stellick considered Jobe to be one of five or six new faces who probably will be in this years edition of the club. Instead, Jobe was sent to the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate in Newmarket, Ontario, Jobe did see some ice time in the preseason with the Maple Leafs, including a fight with defenseman Gord Kruppke, a former 2nd round pick of the Detroit Red Wings. In 1989, Jobe signed with the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League, Jobe was in Norfolk for less than 24 hours before he played his first game. He would score 2 goals in his debut, and the Admirals would be victorious over the Knoxville Cherokees 5-0, in 1990, as a member of the Hampton Roads Admirals, was traded to the Nashville Knights. It was later found out that Jobe was traded because of his off-ice partying, upon Jobes return to the Norfolk Scope, he were bombarded with boos and obscenities. Jobe and the Nashville Knights would lose to the Admirals 10-3, as a free agent at the start of the 1991-92 season, Jobe signed with the Richmond Renegades, because of his relationship with coach Dave Allison. Jobe, a former Maple Leafs draft pick, knew Allison from his time with the Maple Leafs, Renegades owner Allan Harvie also expressed interest in Jobe if he were to ever become available. Jobe would score 34 goals and 66 points with the Renegades, as a member of the Nashville Knights during the 1992-1993 ECHL season, Jobe would complete what is considered to be the best statistical season in ECHL history. On December 10,1992, Jobe was recalled by the New Haven Senators, Jobe would score 3 points in 3 games before being returned to Nashville. Upon his return from New Haven, Jobe would start a scoring streak that would start on December 19,1992, on March 14, Jobes streak finally ended. Over 38 consecutive games, Jobe would score 112 points, during that time, Jobe broke the single-season goal scoring record, previously held by Erie Panther Bill McDougall who had 80 goals. Jobe would score his 81st goal of the season on March 2,1993, Jobe would finish the season with 85 goals. Jobe would also break McDougalls point record of 148 points by 17 points, during this season, Jobe would lead the league in shots, goals, power play goals, game-winning goals, and hat tricks
6. Scott LaGrand – Scott LaGrand is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who played nine seasons in the American Hockey League, International Hockey League, and East Coast Hockey League. LaGrand was drafted in the round, 77th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He enrolled at Boston College and was named MVP of the 1990 Hockey East Tournament as a freshman, after garnering All-American honors at Boston College he signed with the Flyers shortly before the 1992-1993 season. LaGrand signed with the Orlando Solar Bears of the IHL prior to the 1995-1996 season and he also appeared in the IHL with the Chicago Wolves, Utah Grizzlies, and Fort Wayne Komets. LaGrand finished his career in the East Coast Hockey League with the Pensacola Ice Pilots where he was named team MVP after the 1999-2000 season and he dressed in two games with the Charlotte Checkers in the 2009-2010 season
7. Todd Reirden – Todd R. Reirden is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League, before that he was an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and former head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. Reirden played in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers, Reirden was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 12th round, 242nd overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Upon being drafted Reirden went to Bowling Green State University where he played for 4 years, from there he played in the ECHL and IHL for a number of years before finally getting the call up to the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers for part of the 1998–99 season. Following his brief stint with the Oilers Reirden signed as an agent with the St. Louis Blues and had his most successful season in the NHL for the 1999–2000 season. The following year Reirden was hurt for most of the year, Reirden then played the 2001–02 season with the Atlanta Thrashers. He played his last tour in the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2003–04 season, Reirden spent the 2007–08 season as an assistant coach for the Bowling Green State University Falcons mens hockey team. On July 31,2010 Reirden was named assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins joining other Assistant Coach Tony Granato and he replaces Mike Yeo who left the organization to become the head coach of the AHL Houston Aeros. On June 25,2014, it was announced that he, later in the same day, he was hired by the Washington Capitals as an assistant coach. Todd Reirdens career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
8. Michael Ryder – Michael Glen Wayne Ryder is a former Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He won the Stanley Cup in 2011 with the Boston Bruins and he has also played for the Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, and New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. Ryder played for the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL, Ryder was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, 8th round, 216th overall. He hired hockey agent Thayne Campbell before signing with Montreal, on May 30,2003, Ryder scored the winning goal to end the longest game in American Hockey League history. His goal at 14,56 of the overtime period gave the Hamilton Bulldogs a 2–1 win over the Houston Aeros in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals. In the 2003–04 NHL season, he played in the NHL YoungStars Game and he was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for February 2004. He finished the leading all rookies in points, powerplay points, shots. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout he played for Leksands IF of the division of Swedish hockey. He reached 30 goals in back-to-back seasons after the lockout, on April 7,2007, he scored a natural hat-trick in the 2nd period against the Toronto Maple Leafs when the Canadiens were down 3–1. Despite Ryders effort, the Canadiens eventually lost the game 6–5, the Canadiens fared better from another excellent performance from Ryder in a historic comeback against the New York Rangers on February 19,2008. Ryder scored two goals and added an assist in a 6–5 win after the Canadiens were trailing by a score of 5–0, at the time, this comeback marked the only time the Canadiens won when trailing 5–0 in the teams 99-year history. Ryder was initially credited with a hat trick, however his last goal was changed as it was determined that his shot went off teammate Mark Streits leg before hitting the back of the net. Ryders contract expired on June 30,2008, and the Canadiens did not re-sign him, due in part to his scoring only 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points and he also played in only 4 of Montreals 13 playoff games. On July 1,2008, Michael Ryder signed a contract with the Boston Bruins for 3 years worth approximately $4 million per season. It is thought that part of the reason Ryder signed with Boston was that Ryder has had six seasons worth of play under Claude Julien. On October 9,2008, Ryder scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform in Bostons season opener against the Colorado Avalanche, the goal coincidentally was Ryders 100th career goal. He went on to score 27 goals in his first season with Boston as the Bruins clinched first overall in the Eastern Conference and their first round matchup was with the eighth seeded Montreal Canadiens, Ryders former club. He scored four goals in the series as the Bruins made quick work of Montreal, Ryder was then held to only one goal during the Bruins seven game Conference semi-finals loss to the Carolina Hurricanes
9. Mark Streit – Mark Thomas Streit is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. He was the captain of both the New York Islanders and the Swiss national team, Streit is one of the few swingmen in the NHL who is able to play both as a defenceman and as a forward. He was featured on the front cover of the Swiss versions of the NHL series of hockey games, Streit began his career in the Swiss Nationalliga A with HC Fribourg-Gottéron in 1995–96 as an 18-year-old. The following year, he transferred to HC Davos and improved to a 25-point campaign in 44 games in 1998–99, Streit returned to the Nationalliga and spent five seasons with ZSC Lions after his brief North American stint. He helped the Lions to a Swiss championship in 2001, as well as back-to-back IIHF Continental Cups in 2001 and 2002. After a 12-goal, 36-point season in 48 games in 2003–04, Streit was drafted in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, 262nd overall, by the Montreal Canadiens at 26 years old. As the 2004–05 NHL season was cancelled due to a lockout, Streit remained with the Lions for one last season. In 2005–06, Streit made his NHL debut with the Canadiens, appearing in 48 games, Streit continued to make strides the following season, improving to 36 points in 76 games before emerging as an elite NHL defenceman in his third season with Montreal. In 2007–08, he finished third in scoring among defencemen with 62 points in 81 games. Streit was made the Canadiens nomination for the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded for perseverance, coming off a breakout campaign, Streit became an unrestricted free agent on 1 July 2008, and signed a five-year, $20.5 million contract with the New York Islanders. Upon signing with the Islanders, Streit became the second-highest paid Swiss professional athlete to Roger Federer, during his first season with the Islanders, Streit was selected to appear in his first NHL All-Star Game in 2009. In his first season with the team, Streit led the Islanders in scoring with 56 points, the first was Ľubomír Višňovský, who led the Los Angeles Kings with 67 points in 2005–06. On 27 September 2010, Streit tore his labrum and rotator cuff after a routine check into the boards by teammate Matt Moulson during a scrimmage. He was sidelined for the entire 2010-11 season, Streit became the first Swiss-born team captain in NHL history, when the Islanders appointed him to the position in September 2011. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Streit played for SC Bern of the Swiss National League A, on 28 June, Streit signed a four-year, $21 million deal with the Flyers. The Tampa Bay Lightning then traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins 48 minutes later for a pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Streit made his debut at the 1995 European Junior Championships. He scored one goal in five games as Switzerland finished ninth, in 1997, he scored two goals and Switzerland improved to seventh
10. Brandon Sugden – Brandon Sugden is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger. He was selected by Toronto Maple Leafs in the round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Nicknamed Sugar during his training camp in Toronto, Sugden played 406 career games from 1998 until 2011. Sugden retired after the 2010-11 due to post-concussion syndrome, since his retirement, Sugden runs a high-profile garment embroidery business in his hometown of Toronto. Brandon Sugden career statistics at EliteProspects. com Brandon Sugdens career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database