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{{Pro hockey team
 
{{Pro hockey team
| text_color = red
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| text_color = #00004d
| bg_color = navy
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| bg_color = #6495ED
 
| team = Charlotte Checkers
 
| team = Charlotte Checkers
 
| logo = CharlotteCheckers.PNG
 
| logo = CharlotteCheckers.PNG
| logosize = 180px
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| logosize = 200px
| city = Charlotte, [[North Carolina]]
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| city = [[Charlotte, North Carolina]]
 
| league = [[ECHL]]
 
| league = [[ECHL]]
 
| conference = American Conference
 
| conference = American Conference
 
| division = South Division
 
| division = South Division
| founded = [[1993]]
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| founded = 1993
| arena = [[Charlotte Bobcats Arena|St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice at Charlotte Bobcats Arena]]
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| arena = [[Time Warner Cable Arena]]
| colors = navy, red, black, silver, white
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| colors = Powder blue, navy blue, red, white<br>{{color box|#6495ED}} {{color box|#00004d}} {{color box|#CE2029}} {{color box|white}}
 
| owner = Michael Kahn
 
| owner = Michael Kahn
| coach = Derek Wilkinson
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| GM = [[Derek Wilkinson]]
| GM = Jeff Longo
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| coach = [[Derek Wilkinson]]
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| COO = Tera Black
 
| media =
 
| media =
| affiliates = [[New York Rangers]] ([[National Hockey League|NHL]]), [[Hartford Wolf Pack]] ([[American Hockey League|AHL]])
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| affiliates = [[New York Rangers]] ([[National Hockey League|NHL]]), [[Hartford Wolf Pack]] ([[American Hockey League|AHL]]), [[Colorado Avalanche]] ([[National Hockey League|NHL]]), [[Lake Erie Monsters]] ([[American Hockey League|AHL]])
 
<!---Franchise history--->
 
<!---Franchise history--->
 
| name1 = Charlotte Checkers
 
| name1 = Charlotte Checkers
| dates1 = 1993 to Present
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| dates1 = 1993 to 2010
 
<!---Championships--->
 
<!---Championships--->
 
|reg_season_titles = none
 
|reg_season_titles = none
 
|division_titles = none
 
|division_titles = none
 
|conf_titles = none
 
|conf_titles = none
|kelly_cups = 1995-96
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|kelly_cups = 1995–96
 
}}
 
}}
   
The '''Charlotte Checkers''' are an [[United States|American]] [[ice hockey]] team in Charlotte, [[North Carolina]], playing in the [[ECHL]] (formerly the East Coast Hockey League).
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The '''Charlotte Checkers''' were an [[United States|American]] [[ice hockey]] team in [[Charlotte, North Carolina]], and played in the [[ECHL]] (formerly the East Coast Hockey League).
   
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==Franchise history==
The Checkers were founded in [[1993]] and played from then until [[2005]] in [[Cricket Arena]]. In [[2005]], they moved to St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice at [[Charlotte Bobcats Arena]]. The team set their all time attendance record of 11,237 on February 10, 2007 in a 6-3 loss against the Texas Wildcatters. Their previous record was 10,894 in a win against the Florida Everblades in November 2005. As of February 20, 2007, they are second in the ECHL in attendance, increasing their attandance by 45% over their inaugral season at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. Many people claim that the new arena is part of the reason for increased attendance as well as an increased interest in hockey in North Carolina due to the in-state NHL 2006 Stanley Cup champions, and also the influx of northern transplants into the Charlotte region. However, it should be noted that Charlotte's minor-league hockey influence is much older, dating to 1956, when the Eastern Hockey League's [[Baltimore Clippers]] moved to Charlotte after a fire destroyed part of the Baltimore team's arena. They played games in the Charlotte Coliseum (now [[Cricket Arena]]) for the balance of the season. The team decided to stay in Charlotte, adopting the Checkers nickname in [[1958]]. The team joined the EHL's other Southern franchises in forming the Southern Hockey League in [[1973]], where it played until the league's demise in [[1977]].
 
   
The current Checkers are named for the teams of the past, and for years were known for an orange and electric blue checkerboard pattern logo. However, it is possible that the Checkers name comes from the hockey term "[[checking (ice hockey)|checking]]".
 
   
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Following a 17-year hiatus from hockey, Charlotte welcomed the Checkers back in 1993. Since their return, the Checkers have made the playoffs ten times, including winning the ECHL Championship in 1996.<ref>http://www.gocheckers.com/udp.php?id=121</ref>
==History of the Charlotte Checkers==
 
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{{main|History of the Charlotte Checkers}}
 
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The current Checkers franchise was founded in 1993 and played from then until 2005 in [[Bojangles' Coliseum]]. In 2005, they moved to [[Time Warner Cable Arena]]. The team set their all time attendance record of 12,398 on February 21, 2009 in a 5-2 win against the Florida Everblades. Their previous record was 11,237 in a loss against the Texas Wildcatters in February 2007.
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On January 21, 2010, it was reported that negotiations may be in the works for the owner of the Checkers to buy the [[Albany River Rats]], the [[American Hockey League]] affiliate of the [[National Hockey League|NHL's]] [[Carolina Hurricanes]].<ref>http://www.canescountry.com/2010/1/22/1265397/ahl-to-charlotte-closer-to</ref> On February 10, the sale of the River Rats to the Checkers owner was confirmed, with the Rats taking on the [[Charlotte Checkers (AHL)|Checkers]] identity starting with the [[2010-11 AHL season|2010-11 season]]. As a result of this, the Checkers' ECHL membership was relinquished to the League at the end of the [[2009-10 ECHL season]], ending the franchise's ECHL history. <ref>[http://www.albanyriverrats.com/news/latest/index.html?article_id=2034 "CAPITAL DISTRICT SPORTS ANNOUNCES RIVER RATS SALE" - AlbanyRiverRats.com]</ref><ref>[http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&id=21388 "ECHL Concludes Mid-Season
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Board of Governors Meeting" - ECHL.com[</ref>.
   
 
==Season-by-season record==
 
==Season-by-season record==
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<small>Records as of 2009-10 season.</small>
'''''Note:''' GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes''
 
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<br>
 
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{| class="wikitable"
<small>Records as of October 30, 2006.</small><ref>Hockeydb.com, [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/teamseasons.php?tid=3251 Baskersfield Condors season statistics and records 1995-Present.]</ref>
 
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 
 
|- align="center" style="font-size: small; font-weight:bold; background-color:#dddddd; padding:5px;" |
 
|- align="center" style="font-size: small; font-weight:bold; background-color:#dddddd; padding:5px;" |
 
|Season || League || Division || GP || W || L || T || OTL || SOL || PTS || PCT || GF || GA || PIM || Coach(es) || Result
 
|Season || League || Division || GP || W || L || T || OTL || SOL || PTS || PCT || GF || GA || PIM || Coach(es) || Result
 
|-
 
|-
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| 1993-94 || [[ECHL]] || East || 68 || 39 || 25 || 0 || 4 || 0 || 82 || 0.574 || 281 || 271 || 1519 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 1
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| 1993–94 || [[ECHL]] || East || 68 || 39 || 25 || 4 || 1 || 3 || 82 || 0.574 || 281 || 271 || 1519 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 1
 
|-
 
|-
| 1994-95 || [[ECHL]] || East || 68 || 37 || 22 || 0 || 9 || 0 || 83 || 0.544 || 274 || 261 || 1949 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 1
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| 1994–95 || [[ECHL]] || East || 68 || 37 || 22 || 9 || 4 || 5 || 83 || 0.544 || 274 || 261 || 1949 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 1
 
|-
 
|-
| 1995-96 || [[ECHL]] || East || 70 || 45 || 21 || 0 || 4 || 0 || 94 || 0.643 || 294 || 250 || 2251 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Won Championship
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| 1995–96 || [[ECHL]] || East || 70 || 45 || 21 || 4 || - || 4 || 94 || 0.643 || 294 || 250 || 2251 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Won Championship
 
|-
 
|-
| 1996-97 || [[ECHL]] || East || 70 || 35 || 28 || 7 || 0 || 0 || 77 || 0.550 || 271 || 267 || 1799 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 1
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| 1996–97 || [[ECHL]] || East || 70 || 35 || 28 || 7 || - || 7 || 77 || 0.550 || 271 || 267 || 1799 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 1
 
|-
 
|-
| 1997-98 || [[ECHL]] || Southeast || 70 || 35 || 24 || 11 || 0 || 0 || 81 || 0.579 || 251 || 237 || 1662 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 2
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| 1997–98 || [[ECHL]] || Southeast || 70 || 35 || 24 || 11 || - || 11 || 81 || 0.579 || 251 || 237 || 1662 || [[John Marks (hockey player)|John Marks]] || Lost in round 2
 
|-
 
|-
| 1998-99 || [[ECHL]] || Southeast || 70 || 29 || 30 || 11 || 0 || 0 || 69 || 0.493 || 221 || 262 || 1264 || [[Shawn Wheeler]] || Out of Playoffs
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| 1998–99 || [[ECHL]] || Southeast || 70 || 29 || 30 || 11 || - || 11 || 69 || 0.493 || 221 || 262 || 1264 || [[Shawn Wheeler]] ||
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Out of Playoffs
 
|-
 
|-
| 1999-00 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 70 || 25 || 38 || 0 || 7 || 0 || 57 || 0.357 || 186 || 254 || 1680 || [[Shawn Wheeler]], [[Don MacAdam]] || Out of Playoffs
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| 1999–00 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 70 || 25 || 38 || 7 || - || 7 || 54 || 0.357 || 186 || 254 || 1680 || [[Shawn Wheeler]]<br> [[Don MacAdam]] || Out of Playoffs
 
|-
 
|-
| 2000-01 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 72 || 34 || 26 || 12 || 0 || 0 || 80 || 0.556 || 247 || 252 || 1416 || [[Don MacAdam]] || Lost in round 2
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| 2000–01 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 72 || 34 || 26 || 12 || 6 || 6 || 80 || 0.556 || 247 || 252 || 1416 || [[Don MacAdam]] || Lost in round 2
 
|-
 
|-
| 2001-02 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 72 || 41 || 20 || 11 || 0 || 0 || 93 || 0.646 || 256 || 207 || 1599 || [[Don MacAdam]] || Lost in round 2
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| 2001–02 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 72 || 41 || 20 || 11 || 3 || 8 || 93 || 0.646 || 256 || 207 || 1599 || [[Don MacAdam]] || Lost in round 2
 
|-
 
|-
| 2002-03 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 72 || 41 || 28 || 3 || 0 || 0 || 85 || 0.590 || 262 || 234 || 1735 || [[Don MacAdam]] || Out of Playoffs
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| 2002–03 || [[ECHL]] || Northeast || 72 || 41 || 28 || 3 || 3 || 0 || 85 || 0.590 || 262 || 234 || 1735 || [[Don MacAdam]] || Out of Playoffs
 
|-
 
|-
| 2003-04 || [[ECHL]] || Southern || 72 || 31 || 32 || 9 || 0 || 0 || 71 || 0.493 || 206 || 230 || 1460 || [[Don MacAdam]], [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Out of Playoffs
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| 2003–04 || [[ECHL]] || Southern || 72 || 31 || 32 || 9 || 4 || 5 || 71 || 0.493 || 206 || 230 || 1460 || [[Don MacAdam]]<br>[[Derek Wilkinson]] || Out of Playoffs
 
|-
 
|-
| 2004-05 || [[ECHL]] || East || 72 || 39 || 26 || 7 || 0 || 0 || 85 || 0.590 || 226 || 219 || 1301 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 3
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| 2004–05 || [[ECHL]] || East || 72 || 39 || 26 || 7 || 2 || 5 || 85 || 0.590 || 226 || 219 || 1301 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 3
 
|-
 
|-
| 2005-06 || [[ECHL]] || South || 72 || 33 || 34 || 5 || 0 || 0 || 71 || 0.493 || 232 || 254 || 1634 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 3
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| 2005–06 || [[ECHL]] || South || 72 || 33 || 34 || 5 || 2 || 3 || 71 || 0.493 || 232 || 254 || 1634 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 3
 
|-
 
|-
| 2006-07 || [[ECHL]] || South || 4 || 3 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 6 || 0.750 || 19 || 11 || 105 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || T.B.D.
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| 2006–07 || [[ECHL]] || South || 72 || 42 || 27 || 3 || 1 || 2 || 87 || 0.604 || 252 || 220 || 1546 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 2
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|-
|- align="center" style="font-weight:bold; background-color:#dddddd;" |
 
| Totals || 1 || 5 || 993 || 467 || 355 || 76 || 24 || 0 || 1034 || 0.470 || 3226 || 3209 || 21374 || 4 || 9/13 Playoff Seasons, 1 Championship
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| 2007–08 || [[ECHL]] || South || 72 || 34 || 31 || 7 || 1 || 6 || 75 || 0.472 || 212 || 219 || 1276 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 1
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|-
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| 2008-09 || [[ECHL]] || South || 71 || 34 || 29 || 8 || 2 || 6 || 76 || 0.535 || 217 || 224 || 1332 || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 1
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|-
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| 2009-10 || [[ECHL]] || South || 72 || 43 || 21 || ? || 4 || 4 || 94 || 0.653 || 253 || 223 || ? || [[Derek Wilkinson]] || Lost in round 2
 
|}
 
|}
   
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'''''Note:''' GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T* = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes -T* Includes Overtime and Shootout Losses(Games tied at end of regulation went directly to shootout from 1995–2000) ''
==Current Roster==
 
<small>As of December 31, 2006. Taken from ECHL Website.</small><ref>http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/roster.php?team_id=4</ref>
 
   
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==Current roster==
{| width=76%
 
  +
As of October 21, 2009.<ref>[http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/roster.php?step=&sub=&season_id=13&team_id=4|Roster]</ref>
!colspan=6 |<center><big>Goaltenders
 
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{| width=90%
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!colspan=6 |<center><big>GOALTENDERS
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
!width=5%|#
 
!width=5%|#
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|align=left!!width=15%|'''Player'''
 
|align=left!!width=15%|'''Player'''
 
!width=8%|Catches
 
!width=8%|Catches
!width=15%|Date of birth
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!width=13%|Date of birth
 
!width=37%|Place of birth
 
!width=37%|Place of birth
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|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
 
|align=center|'''1'''
 
|align=center|'''1'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|Ryan Munce
|[[Chris Holt (hockey)|Chris Holt]]
 
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|June 5, 1985
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|align=center|April 16, 1985
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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|Mississauga, ON, Canada
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|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
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|align=center|'''31'''
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''30'''
 
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|Billy Sauer
|Alex Westlund
 
|align=center|R
+
|align=center|L
|align=center|December 28, 1975
+
|align=center|January 6, 1988
|Flemington Village, New Jersey, USA
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|Rochester, NY, USA
 
|}
 
|}
   
{| width=76%
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{| width=90%
!colspan=6 |<big>Defencemen
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!colspan=6 |<center><big>DEFENSEMEN
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
!width=5%|#
 
!width=5%|#
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|align=left!!width=15%|'''Player'''
 
|align=left!!width=15%|'''Player'''
 
!width=8%|Shoots
 
!width=8%|Shoots
!width=15%|Date of birth
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!width=13%|Date of birth
 
!width=37%|Place of birth
 
!width=37%|Place of birth
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''2'''
 
|align=center|'''2'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|Ethan Graham
|Ryan Constant
 
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|May 1, 1985
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|align=center|August 1, 1982
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|Xenia, OH, USA
|Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba, Canada
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''3'''
 
|align=center|'''3'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|Trevor Glass
|Corey Potter
 
|align=center|R
 
|align=center|January 5, 1984
 
|Lansing, Michigan, USA
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''5'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CZE}}
 
|Jan Vodrazka
 
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|November 10, 1976
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|align=center|January 22, 1988
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|Cochrane, AB, Canada
|Plzeň, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''6'''
 
|align=center|'''6'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
  +
|Mike Berube
|Kenny Smith
 
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|December 31, 1981
+
|align=center|May 20, 1988
  +
|Edmonton, AB, Canada
|Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
|align=center|'''8'''
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|align=center|'''15'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
 
|Dan Murphy
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|April 26, 1983
 
|North Andover, Massachusetts, USA
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''17'''
 
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|Julien Brouillette
|Kenton Smith
 
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|September 10, 1979
+
|align=center|December 5, 1986
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
+
|St. Esprit, QC, Canada
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
|align=center|'''19'''
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|align=center|'''26'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|Steve Ward
|Bryan Rodney
 
 
|align=center|R
 
|align=center|R
|align=center|April 22, 1984
+
|align=center|February 13, 1986
|London, Ontario, Canada
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|Scarborough, ON, Canada
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
|align=center|'''24'''
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|align=center|'''27'''
  +
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|Jared Nightingale
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|align=center|R
  +
|align=center|October 3, 1982
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|Jackson, MI, USA
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|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
  +
|align=center|'''44'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|T.J. Reynolds
|Kirk DeWaele
 
 
|align=center|R
 
|align=center|R
|align=center|March 24, 1976
+
|align=center|March 26, 1981
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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|Kitchener, ON, Canada
 
|}
 
|}
   
{| width=76%
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{| width=90%
!colspan=7 |<big>Forwards
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!colspan=7 |<center><big>FORWARDS
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
!width=5%|#
 
!width=5%|#
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!width=8%|Position
 
!width=8%|Position
 
!width=8%|Shoots
 
!width=8%|Shoots
!width=15%|Date of birth
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!width=13%|Date of birth
 
!width=37%|Place of birth
 
!width=37%|Place of birth
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|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
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|align=center|'''7'''
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|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
  +
|Mike Taylor
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|align=center|C
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|align=center|L
  +
|align=center|February 12, 1986
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|Maple Grove, MN, USA
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''9'''
 
|align=center|'''9'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|Derek Couture
|[[Hugh Jessiman]]
 
 
|align=center|RW
 
|align=center|RW
 
|align=center|R
 
|align=center|R
|align=center|March 28, 1984
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|align=center|April 24, 1984
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|Calgary, AB, Canada
|New York, New York, USA
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''11'''
 
|align=center|'''11'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
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|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|Michel Leveille
|Adam Nightingale
 
|align=center|F
+
|align=center|C
|align=center|R
+
|align=center|L
|align=center|December 19, 1979
+
|align=center|April 3, 1981
  +
|Levis, QC, Canada
|Cheboygan, Michigan, USA
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''12'''
 
|align=center|'''12'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|CZE}}
+
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
  +
|Andrew Carroll
|Zdenek Bahensky
 
|align=center|F
+
|align=center|LW
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|March 1, 1986
+
|align=center|May 7, 1985
  +
|Shoreview, MN, USA
|Most, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''13'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
 
|[[Blake Bellefeuille]]
 
|align=center|C
 
|align=center|R
 
|align=center|December 27, 1977
 
|Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''14'''
 
|align=center|'''14'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
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|Jean-Philipp Chabot
|Daymen Rycroft
 
|align=center|F
+
|align=center|C
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|May 2, 1979
+
|align=center|March 31, 1988
|Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada
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|Quebec, QC, Canada
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''16'''
 
|align=center|'''16'''
  +
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
  +
|Kenny Roche
  +
|align=center|LW
  +
|align=center|L
  +
|align=center|January 2, 1984
  +
|South Boston, MA, USA
  +
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
  +
|align=center|'''17'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
  +
|Chris Chappell
|Bruce Graham
 
|align=center|F
+
|align=center|LW
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|December 2, 1985
+
|align=center|March 21, 1988
|Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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|Pickering, ON, Canada
  +
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
  +
|align=center|'''18'''
  +
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
  +
|Matthew Ford
  +
|align=center|RW
  +
|align=center|R
  +
|align=center|October 9, 1984
  +
|West Hills, CA, USA
  +
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
  +
|align=center|'''19'''
  +
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
  +
|Aaron Slattengren
  +
|align=center|RW
  +
|align=center|L
  +
|align=center|December 28, 1981
  +
|Duluth, MN, USA
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''20'''
 
|align=center|'''20'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
  +
|Tyler Doig
|Mike Ouellette
 
|align=center|F
+
|align=center|LW
|align=center|R
+
|align=center|L
|align=center|July 6, 1982
+
|align=center|February 15, 1986
|Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
+
|Seaforth, ON, Canada
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''21'''
 
|align=center|'''21'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
  +
|[[Ryan Garlock]]
|Nathan Gillies
 
|align=center|F
 
|align=center|R
 
|align=center|October 31, 1980
 
|Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''25'''
 
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
 
|Lee Falardeau
 
 
|align=center|C
 
|align=center|C
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|July 22, 1983
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|align=center|April 24, 1986
  +
|Iroquios Falls, ON, Canada
|Midland, Michigan, USA
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
|align=center|'''44'''
+
|align=center|'''24'''
|align=center|{{flagicon|CAN}}
+
|align=center|{{flagicon|USA}}
  +
|Matt Schepke
|Dusty Jamieson
 
 
|align=center|LW
 
|align=center|LW
 
|align=center|L
 
|align=center|L
|align=center|May 26, 1981
+
|align=center|January 3, 1985
|Forest, Ontario, Canada
+
|Warren, MI, USA
 
|}
 
|}
   
{| width=76%
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{| width=90% h=90%
!colspan=7 |<big>Staff
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!colspan=7 |<center><big>Staff
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
!width=15%|Title
 
!width=15%|Title
|align=left!!width=85%|'''Staff Member'''
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|align=left!!width=85%|'''STAFF MEMBER'''
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''Head Coach'''
 
|align=center|'''Head Coach'''
|Derek Wilkinson
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|[[Derek Wilkinson]]
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|align=center|'''Assistant Coach'''
 
|align=center|'''Assistant Coach'''
  +
|[[Jason Dawe (ice hockey)|Jason Dawe]]
|Allan Egeland
 
 
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
|align=center|'''Trainer'''
+
|align=center|'''Head Athletic Trainer'''
  +
|Terri LaSalle
|Brandon Dionne
 
  +
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
  +
|align=center|'''Head Equipment Manager'''
  +
|Donny White
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
 
|-bgcolor="#eeeeee"
|align=center|'''Equipment Manager'''
+
|align=center|'''Assistant Equipment Manager'''
  +
|Thomas Anderson
|Mike Brown
 
 
|}
 
|}
   
==Team captains==
+
==Team records==
  +
===Single season===
*2005-2006
 
  +
:'''Goals:''' 48 {{flagicon|RUS}} [[Sergei Berdnikov]] (1993-94)
**C - [[Kenton Smith]]
 
  +
:'''Assists:''' 61 {{flagicon|USA}} [[Matt Robbins]] (1994-95), {{flagicon|CAN}} [[Scott King]] (2000-01), {{flagicon|USA}} [[Kevin Hilton]] (2000-01)
<!-- ***A - ?
 
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:'''Points:''' 101 {{flagicon|CAN}} Scott King (2000-01)
***A - ? -->
 
  +
:'''Penalty Minutes:''' 352 {{flagicon|CAN}} [[Eric Boulton]] (1996-97)
*2006-2007
 
  +
:'''GAA:''' 2.43 {{flagicon|USA}} [[Scott Meyer]] (2003-04)
**C - [[Jan Vodrazka]]
 
  +
:'''SV%:''' .923 {{flagicon|USA}} Scott Meyer (2003-04), {{flagicon|USA}} Jeff Jakaitis (2008-09),
<!-- ***A - ?
 
  +
:'''Wins:''' 32 {{flagicon|CAN}} [[Nick Vitucci]] (1995-96)
***A - ? -->
 
  +
:'''Shutouts:''' 3 {{flagicon|USA}} Scott Meyer(2003-04), {{flagicon|USA}} [[Alex Westlund]](2006-07)
   
  +
*Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender
==Hall of Famers==
 
<!-- * -->
 
   
==NHLers==
+
===Career===
  +
:'''Career Goals:''' 174 {{flagicon|USA}}[[Darryl Noren]]
Peter Worrell played in Charlotte during the 2005-06 season.
 
  +
:'''Career Assists:''' 229 {{flagicon|USA}} Darryl Noren
 
  +
:'''Career Points:''' 403 {{flagicon|USA}} Darryl Noren
Daniel Girardi played in Charlotte during the 2005-06 season.
 
  +
:'''Career Penalty Minutes:''' 213 {{flagicon|CAN}}[[Steve MacIntyre]]
<!-- * -->
 
   
 
==Notable players==
 
==Notable players==
  +
*[[Scott Bailey (ice hockey)|Scott Bailey]]
<!-- * -->
 
  +
*[[Eric Boulton]]
Dusty Jamieson
 
  +
*[[Eric Cairns]]
  +
*[[Daniel Girardi]]
  +
*[[Chris Holt (ice hockey)|Chris Holt]]
  +
*[[Dusty Jamieson]]
  +
*[[Antti Laaksonen]]
  +
*[[Jason LaBarbera]]
  +
*[[Darryl Noren]]
  +
*[[David Oliver (ice hockey)|David Oliver]]
  +
*[[Matt Robbins]]
  +
*[[Paxton Schafer]]
  +
*[[Rob Tallas]]
  +
*[[Shawn Wheeler]]
  +
*[[Derek Wilkinson]]
  +
*[[Peter Worrell]]
  +
*[[Joe Zappala]]
   
 
==Retired numbers==
 
==Retired numbers==
  +
*4 - [[Kurt Seher]]
<!-- * -->
 
4 - [[Kurt Seher]]
 
 
==Miscellaneous==
 
===Team Highs===
 
<!-- * -->
 
===Infamous moments===
 
<!-- * -->
 
 
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
 
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.gocheckers.com Charlotte Checkers Official Website]
 
* [http://www.gocheckers.com Charlotte Checkers Official Website]
* [http://www.echl.com/ ECHL Official Website]
 
* [http://www.thecheckerboard.com The Checkerboard, fan-based message board]
 
   
 
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[[Category:ECHL Teams]]
 
 
[[Category:New York Rangers]]
 
[[Category:New York Rangers]]
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[[Category:Established in 1993]]
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[[Category:Disestablished in 2010]]
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[[Category:Defunct ECHL teams]]

Latest revision as of 18:24, 22 May 2017

Charlotte Checkers
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City: Charlotte, North Carolina
League: ECHL
Conference: American Conference
Division: South Division
Founded: 1993
Home Arena: Time Warner Cable Arena
Colors: Powder blue, navy blue, red, white
                   
Owner(s): Michael Kahn
General Manager: Derek Wilkinson
Head Coach: Derek Wilkinson
Affiliates: New York Rangers (NHL), Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
Franchise history
1993 to 2010: Charlotte Checkers
Championships
Regular Season Titles: none
Division Championships: none
Conference Championships: none
Kelly Cups: 1995–96

The Charlotte Checkers were an American ice hockey team in Charlotte, North Carolina, and played in the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League).

Franchise history[edit | edit source]

Following a 17-year hiatus from hockey, Charlotte welcomed the Checkers back in 1993. Since their return, the Checkers have made the playoffs ten times, including winning the ECHL Championship in 1996.[1]

The current Checkers franchise was founded in 1993 and played from then until 2005 in Bojangles' Coliseum. In 2005, they moved to Time Warner Cable Arena. The team set their all time attendance record of 12,398 on February 21, 2009 in a 5-2 win against the Florida Everblades. Their previous record was 11,237 in a loss against the Texas Wildcatters in February 2007.

On January 21, 2010, it was reported that negotiations may be in the works for the owner of the Checkers to buy the Albany River Rats, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes.[2] On February 10, the sale of the River Rats to the Checkers owner was confirmed, with the Rats taking on the Checkers identity starting with the 2010-11 season. As a result of this, the Checkers' ECHL membership was relinquished to the League at the end of the 2009-10 ECHL season, ending the franchise's ECHL history. [3][4].

Season-by-season record[edit | edit source]

Records as of 2009-10 season.

Season League Division GP W L T OTL SOL PTS PCT GF GA PIM Coach(es) Result
1993–94 ECHL East 68 39 25 4 1 3 82 0.574 281 271 1519 John Marks Lost in round 1
1994–95 ECHL East 68 37 22 9 4 5 83 0.544 274 261 1949 John Marks Lost in round 1
1995–96 ECHL East 70 45 21 4 - 4 94 0.643 294 250 2251 John Marks Won Championship
1996–97 ECHL East 70 35 28 7 - 7 77 0.550 271 267 1799 John Marks Lost in round 1
1997–98 ECHL Southeast 70 35 24 11 - 11 81 0.579 251 237 1662 John Marks Lost in round 2
1998–99 ECHL Southeast 70 29 30 11 - 11 69 0.493 221 262 1264 Shawn Wheeler

Out of Playoffs

1999–00 ECHL Northeast 70 25 38 7 - 7 54 0.357 186 254 1680 Shawn Wheeler
Don MacAdam
Out of Playoffs
2000–01 ECHL Northeast 72 34 26 12 6 6 80 0.556 247 252 1416 Don MacAdam Lost in round 2
2001–02 ECHL Northeast 72 41 20 11 3 8 93 0.646 256 207 1599 Don MacAdam Lost in round 2
2002–03 ECHL Northeast 72 41 28 3 3 0 85 0.590 262 234 1735 Don MacAdam Out of Playoffs
2003–04 ECHL Southern 72 31 32 9 4 5 71 0.493 206 230 1460 Don MacAdam
Derek Wilkinson
Out of Playoffs
2004–05 ECHL East 72 39 26 7 2 5 85 0.590 226 219 1301 Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 3
2005–06 ECHL South 72 33 34 5 2 3 71 0.493 232 254 1634 Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 3
2006–07 ECHL South 72 42 27 3 1 2 87 0.604 252 220 1546 Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 2
2007–08 ECHL South 72 34 31 7 1 6 75 0.472 212 219 1276 Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 1
2008-09 ECHL South 71 34 29 8 2 6 76 0.535 217 224 1332 Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 1
2009-10 ECHL South 72 43 21 ? 4 4 94 0.653 253 223 ? Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 2

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T* = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes -T* Includes Overtime and Shootout Losses(Games tied at end of regulation went directly to shootout from 1995–2000)

Current roster[edit | edit source]

As of October 21, 2009.[5]

GOALTENDERS
# Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth
1 Flag of Canada Ryan Munce L April 16, 1985 Mississauga, ON, Canada
31 Flag of the United States Billy Sauer L January 6, 1988 Rochester, NY, USA
DEFENSEMEN
# Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
2 Flag of the United States Ethan Graham L August 1, 1982 Xenia, OH, USA
3 Flag of Canada Trevor Glass L January 22, 1988 Cochrane, AB, Canada
6 Flag of Canada Mike Berube L May 20, 1988 Edmonton, AB, Canada
15 Flag of Canada Julien Brouillette L December 5, 1986 St. Esprit, QC, Canada
26 Flag of Canada Steve Ward R February 13, 1986 Scarborough, ON, Canada
27 Flag of the United States Jared Nightingale R October 3, 1982 Jackson, MI, USA
44 Flag of Canada T.J. Reynolds R March 26, 1981 Kitchener, ON, Canada
FORWARDS
# Player Position Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
7 Flag of the United States Mike Taylor C L February 12, 1986 Maple Grove, MN, USA
9 Flag of Canada Derek Couture RW R April 24, 1984 Calgary, AB, Canada
11 Flag of Canada Michel Leveille C L April 3, 1981 Levis, QC, Canada
12 Flag of the United States Andrew Carroll LW L May 7, 1985 Shoreview, MN, USA
14 Flag of Canada Jean-Philipp Chabot C L March 31, 1988 Quebec, QC, Canada
16 Flag of the United States Kenny Roche LW L January 2, 1984 South Boston, MA, USA
17 Flag of Canada Chris Chappell LW L March 21, 1988 Pickering, ON, Canada
18 Flag of the United States Matthew Ford RW R October 9, 1984 West Hills, CA, USA
19 Flag of the United States Aaron Slattengren RW L December 28, 1981 Duluth, MN, USA
20 Flag of Canada Tyler Doig LW L February 15, 1986 Seaforth, ON, Canada
21 Flag of Canada Ryan Garlock C L April 24, 1986 Iroquios Falls, ON, Canada
24 Flag of the United States Matt Schepke LW L January 3, 1985 Warren, MI, USA
Staff
Title STAFF MEMBER
Head Coach Derek Wilkinson
Assistant Coach Jason Dawe
Head Athletic Trainer Terri LaSalle
Head Equipment Manager Donny White
Assistant Equipment Manager Thomas Anderson

Team records[edit | edit source]

Single season[edit | edit source]

Goals: 48 Flag of Russia Sergei Berdnikov (1993-94)
Assists: 61 Flag of the United States Matt Robbins (1994-95), Flag of Canada Scott King (2000-01), Flag of the United States Kevin Hilton (2000-01)
Points: 101 Flag of Canada Scott King (2000-01)
Penalty Minutes: 352 Flag of Canada Eric Boulton (1996-97)
GAA: 2.43 Flag of the United States Scott Meyer (2003-04)
SV%: .923 Flag of the United States Scott Meyer (2003-04), Flag of the United States Jeff Jakaitis (2008-09),
Wins: 32 Flag of Canada Nick Vitucci (1995-96)
Shutouts: 3 Flag of the United States Scott Meyer(2003-04), Flag of the United States Alex Westlund(2006-07)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

Career[edit | edit source]

Career Goals: 174 Flag of the United StatesDarryl Noren
Career Assists: 229 Flag of the United States Darryl Noren
Career Points: 403 Flag of the United States Darryl Noren
Career Penalty Minutes: 213 Flag of CanadaSteve MacIntyre

Notable players[edit | edit source]

Retired numbers[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Richmond Renegades
Riley Cup Champions
1995–96
Succeeded by
South Carolina Stingrays
New York Rangers
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft PicksHistory
Madison Square Garden
Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Maine Mariners (ECHL)
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