John Slaney
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
CZE Team
F. Teams
HC Plzeň
Washington Capitals
Colorado Avalanche
Los Angeles Kings
Phoenix Coyotes
Nashville Predators
Pittsburgh Penguins
Philadelphia Flyers
Born February 7 1972 (1972-02-07) (age 48),
St. John's, NL, CAN
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1990
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 1992 – present

John G. Slaney (born February 7, 1972) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and assistant coach who last played for HC Plzeň 1929 in the Czech Extraliga. He is currently the assistant coach of the Portland Pirates of the AHL.

Playing careerEdit

He was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round, 9th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

In the final game of the 1991 IIHF Junior World Championships, Slaney scored a tie-breaking third period goal for Canada versus the USSR, giving Canada the win in the game and the tournament. The goal made him one of the most prominent names among Newfoundland sportspeople.

On December 30, 2005, Slaney became the all-time leading scorer among defenceman in AHL history with 454 points (he was overtaken by Bryan Helmer in 2011). Slaney then won the Calder Cup with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL in 2005.


  • Until overtaken in 2011, was the all-time leading scorer among defenceman in AHL history [1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89Cornwall RoyalsOHL6616435923188162410
1989–90Cornwall RoyalsOHL6438599760608811
1990–91Cornwall RoyalsOHL3421254628
1991–92Cornwall RoyalsOHL3419416043638110
1991–92Baltimore SkipjacksAHL62460
1992–93Baltimore SkipjacksAHL792046666070778
1993–94Washington CapitalsNHL47791627111122
1993–94Portland PiratesAHL2914132717
1994–95Portland PiratesAHL831013471344
1994–95Washington CapitalsNHL160336
1995–96Cornwall AcesAHL50442
1995–96Colorado AvalancheNHL70334
1995–96Los Angeles KingsNHL316111710
1996–97Phoenix RoadrunnersIHL35925348
1996–97Los Angeles KingsNHL32311144
1997–98Las Vegas ThunderIHL522410
1997–98Phoenix CoyotesNHL553141724
1998–99Nashville PredatorsNHL462121414
1998–99Milwaukee AdmiralsIHL70110
1999–00Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL4930306025
1999–00Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL291451021012
2000–01Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL401238504
2000–01Philadelphia PhantomsAHL256111710102686
2001–02Philadelphia PhantomsAHL642039592652130
2001–02Philadelphia FlyersNHL1000010000
2002–03Philadelphia PhantomsAHL559334236
2003–04Philadelphia PhantomsAHL5919294831123476
2003–04Philadelphia FlyersNHL40220
2004–05Philadelphia PhantomsAHL781430443921371012
2005–06Philadelphia PhantomsAHL798425060
2006–07Philadelphia PhantomsAHL559243326
2007–08Kölner HaieDEL53627334091568
2008–09Frankfurt LionsDEL521116274450224
2009–10Frankfurt LionsDEL44420241840112
2010–11HC PlzeňCZE2938112440002
AHL totals 631 166 353 519 340 62 11 28 39 36
NHL totals 268 22 69 91 99 14 2 1 3 4
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 1991 Saskatchewan


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Canada WJC 7 1 2 3 6
1992 Canada WJC 7 1 3 4 6
Junior int'l totals 14 2 5 7 12

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
Ontario Hockey League
First All-Star Team 1989–90
Max Kaminsky Trophy 1989–90
CHL Defenseman of the Year 1989–90
Second All-Star Team 1990–91
American Hockey League
First All-Star Team 2000–01, 2001–02
Eddie Shore Award 2000–01, 2001–02
Second All-Star Team 2003–04


  • July 12, 1995 - Traded to Colorado by Washington for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Shawn McNeil) in 1996 NHL Entry Draft
  • December 28, 1995 - Traded to Los Angeles by Colorado for Winnipeg's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected Brian Willsie) in 1996 NHL Entry Draft
  • August 19, 1997 - Signed as a free agent by Phoenix
  • June 26, 1998 - Claimed by Nashville from Phoenix in Expansion Draft
  • September 30, 1999 - Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh
  • January 14, 2001 - Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh for Kevin Stevens
  • September 11, 2007 - Signed as a free agent by Kölner Haie
  • May 5, 2008 - Signed as a free agent by Frankfurt Lions
  • July 19, 2010 - Signed as a free agent by HC Plzeň


  1. Slaney secures milestone award for January. American Hockey League (2007-02-02). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved on 2008-02-01.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Olaf Kölzig
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Pat Peake


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