Wednesday, March 05, 2008

DU Alums Playing Professional Hockey

With 7 former players playing at least one game in the NHL this season, DU's hockey alums continue to work their way up the professional ranks.
Research Credit: Duper

Skaters
G – A – P - +/- - PM
Paul Stastny
Colorado Avalanche – 19 – 34 – 53 - +13 – 22 (3PP – 4GW – 1OT) (Leads team in scoring)

Matt Carle
San Jose Sharks – 2 – 12 – 14 - -6 – 26 (2PP – 1GW)

Matt Pettinger
Washington Capitals – 2 – 5 – 7 - -11 – 25 (56 GP - 1PP – 1GW)
Vancouver Canucks (Current Team) 0 – 0 – 0 - -1 – 9 (3GP)

Ryan Caldwell
Phoenix Coyotes – 2 GP – 2 PM
San Antonio Rampage (AHL – Current Team) – 2 – 12 – 15 - +15 – 64 (1PP – 1SH)

Connor James
Pittsburgh Penguins (Current Team) 1 – 0 – 1 - -2 – 0 (8GP – 1PP)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) – 8 – 23 – 31 - +9 – 22 (1PP)

Kevin Doell
Atlanta Thrashers – 0 – 1 – 1 - -2 – 4
Chicago Wolves (AHL – Current Team) – 11 – 11 – 22 - +12 – 63 (2PP – 1SH)

Brock Trotter
Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) – 0 – 1 – 1 – E – 2 (4GP)

Mark Rycroft
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) – 1 – 6 – 7 – E – 17 (30 GP)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL – Current Team) – 0 – 4 – 4 - -1 – 25 (18 GP)

J. D. Corbin
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL – Current Teams) 3 – 5 – 8 - +4 – 24 (1SH)
Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) 1 – 8 – 9 - -10 – 10 (16GP – 1PP)

Gabe Gauthier
Los Angeles Kings – 0 – 0 – 0 – E – 0 (3GP)
Manchester Monarchs (AHL – Current Team) 23 – 33 – 56 - -12 – 43 (15PP – 1SH) (3rd in AHL in PPG, #10 in AHL in P)

Kevin Ulanski
Albany River Rats (AHL) 0 – 1 – 1 - -1 – 0 (1GP)
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL – Current Team) 2 – 0 – 2 - -5 – 0 (21GP)
Elmira Jackals (ECHL) 8 – 16- 24 - +13 – 28 (2PP – 1SH)

Aaron MacKenzie
Peoria Rivermen (AHL) 0 – 5 – 5 - -4 – 18

Ryan Dingle
Portland Pirates (AHL – Current Team) 1 – 4 – 5 - -6 – 6 (16GP – 1PP)
Augusta Lynx (ECHL) 9 – 15- 24 - -14 – 36 (2PP)

Adrian Veideman
Portland Pirates (AHL) 1 – 1 – 2 - -3 – 2 (6GP – 1PP)
Augusta Lynx (ECHL – Current Team) 7 – 24 - 31 - +9 - 47

Brett Skinner
Providence Bruins (AHL) 4- 30 – 34 - +9 – 25

Gavin Morgan
Rockford Ice Hogs (AHL) 2 – 7 – 9 - -5 – 84

Luke Fulghum
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) 0 – 0 – 0 – E – 0 (1GP)
Elmira Jackals (ECHL – Current Team) 13 – 10 – 23 - +4 – 10 (1PP – 4SH – 33GP)
Stockton Thunder (ECHL) 1 – 1 – 2 - -1 – 0 (1PP – 5GP)

Geoff Paukovich
Stockton Thunder (ECHL) 13 – 9 – 22 - -17 – 77 (2PP – 1SH)

Mike Handza
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) 0 – 3 – 3 - -6 – 22 (19GP)
Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) OGP – Currently Suspended

Jon Foster
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL – no longer playing) 0 – 2 – 2 - -9 – 16 (20GP)

Erik Adams
Colorado Eagles (CHL) 2- 14- 16 - +16 – 28

James Patterson
Huntsville Havoc (SPHL) 20 – 31 – 51 - -26 – 72 (11PP – 4SH – 4GW)

Jussi Halme
Tappara (Finnish Premier League) 1 – 12 – 13 - +8 – 36

Antti Laaksonen
Fribourg Gotteron (Swiss National League) 12 – 14 – 26 - ? – 44


Goaltenders W – L – OL – GAA – S%
Wade Dubielewicz
New York Islanders (Current Team) 5 – 5 – 0 – 2.99 - .907
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) 1 – 1 – 0 – 2.42 - .904

Adam Berkhoel
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) 7 – 10 – 3 – 3.03 - .886 (1 Shutout)

Glenn Fisher
Stockton Thunder (ECHL) 12 – 14 – 1 – 3.36 - .904

Sinuhe Wallinheimo
JYP (Finnish Premier League) 14 – 7 – 6 – 2.08 - .928

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone else surprised that Paukovich is toiling in the ECHL? i thought he'd catch on with the Oilers' AHL team for sure this year.

fantomas said...

I guess Chris Paradise is no longer playing hockey. Do you have any information on what he is doing now?

dggoddard said...

Its a big jump from the ECHL to the AHL. Good to see he has 9 goals and 13 assists, but can't say I'm surprised by the 77 penalty minutes.

From Trotter's small amount of playing time he may be down in the ECHL soon or next season as well.

Best of luck to all the guys as they chase their dream.

dggoddard said...

fantomas,

We're researching it now. He might still be playing and it slipped past us.

Perhaps in the offseason we'll try and compile a list of what many of the former players are doing post hockey.

DU is also working on a massive 60 year reunion in 2009. Stay posted for details.

dggoddard said...

According to Hockey's Database.com Chris Paradise been out of hockey since 2005. Not sure what he's doing now, but we'll post anything we hear.

He' still in touch with the DU hockey program so someone will know something.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats
/pdisplay.php3?pid=42518

willy mo said...

My guess is Pauko needs to work on his skating and puck skills a bit before he goes any higher. He's got the frame and power to make something happen at the next level, but I think his offensive skills could probably use improvement. He's one of the most explosive hitters I've seen in college hockey and should be able to at least play in the AHL. I'm actually surprised he only has 77 minutes in PIMs. Thought he'd be well over 100 at this point.

vizoroo said...

And why is Handza suspended?

Twister said...

I looked up Handza earlier...seems he failed to report to Bakersfield after being traded from Wheeling. The blog I saw indicated he has to serve a 45-day suspension, if memory serves me correctly. This happened back in mid-December, 12/13 i think, but there wasn't any mention of his current status.