|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
175 lb (80 kg)
|Teams||St. Louis Blues|
Los Angeles Kings
|Born||August 17, 1967,|
Hamilton, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||44th overall, 1985|
St. Louis Blues
|Pro Career||1990 – 2002|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
After playing four seasons at the Bowling Green State University, where Emerson was a 3-time finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, Emerson made his professional debut with the Blues' IHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, at the end of the 1989–90 season. In his first and only full season with the Rivermen, 1990–91, he scored 36 goals and added 79 assists.
Emerson joined the Blues in the 1991–92 season, and scored 132 points in his two full seasons with them. He joined the Winnipeg Jets before the 1993–94 season, and had the most productive season of his NHL career that season (33 goals, 41 assists). He played one more season with the Jets before leaving for the Hartford Whalers before the 1995–96 season.
Emerson played two seasons in Hartford, then moved along with the franchise as it became the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1997–98 season. During the 1998–99 season, Emerson became a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Later in the same season, the Blackhawks traded him to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Chris Murray.
Emerson joined the expansion Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999–2000 season, and played 58 games with them. He was traded late in the season, along with Kelly Buchberger, to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Donald Audette and Frantisek Kaberle. Emerson would remain with the Kings until retiring following the 2001–02 season.
Emerson appeared in 771 NHL games in his career, scoring 195 goals and adding 293 assists. He also appeared in 40 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring seven goals and recording 15 assists.
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Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1986–87||Bowling Green State University||NCAA||45||26||35||61||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Bowling Green State University||NCAA||44||22||46||68||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Bowling Green State University||NCAA||44||30||52||82||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Bowling Green State University||NCAA||44||30||52||82||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||St. Louis Blues||NHL||4||0||3||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||St. Louis Blues||NHL||79||23||36||59||66||6||3||3||6||21|
|1992–93||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||22||51||73||62||11||1||6||7||6|
|1999–00||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||5||1||1||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|2000–01||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||78||11||11||22||54||13||2||2||4||4|
|2001–02||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||41||5||2||7||25||5||0||1||1||2|
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