Blaž Emeršič

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Blaž Emeršič
Blaž Emeršič 2010.jpg
Born (1980-10-10) October 10, 1980 (age 33)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
EPIHL team
Former teams
Milton Keynes Lightning
Slough Jets
National team  Slovenia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–present

Blaž Emeršič (born October 10, 1980 in Ljubljana) is a Slovenian ice hockey player currently playing for Milton Keynes Lightning of the English Premier Ice Hockey League.

He began his career with Olimpija Ljubljana before moving to North America in 1999. He went to play for teams in the Central Hockey League, the ECHL and the American Hockey League.

Emeršič moved to the United Kingdom in 2005, signing for the Elite League's Nottingham Panthers. On November 5, 2005, in an Elite League match against the London Racers, he received severe facial injuries after being checked into the side of the rink.[1] He made a full recovery and continued to play for the Panthers until moving to the Slough Jets in 2006. In January 2010 after a disagreement with the Slough Jets management he accepted an offer from league champions Milton Keynes Lightning for the rest of the 2009/10 season. In June 2011 he signed a further 1-season extension with Milton Keynes for the 2011/12 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Olimpija Ljubljana Alpen 30 7 5 12 11
1999–00 Indianapolis Ice CHL 38 20 18 38 36 12 2 2 4 0
1999–00 Arkansas RiverBlades ECHL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 12 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Border-City Bandits CHL 28 6 8 14 6
2000–01 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 12 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 5 1 1 2 4
2001–02 Wichita Thunder CHL 46 20 20 40 6
2001–02 Lubbock Cotton Kings CHL 19 9 14 23 6
2002–03 Lubbock Cotton Kings CHL 63 33 40 73 4
2003–04 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 70 16 11 27 12
2004–05 Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees CHL 60 10 15 25 33
2005–06 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 6 2 2 4 4
2006–07 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 18 1 1 2 22
2005–06 Slough Jets EPL 24 20 20 40 20 6 0 8 8 4
2007–08 Slough Jets EPL 36 18 31 49 16 8 5 4 9 2
2008–09 Slough Jets EPL 54 18 36 54 47
2009–10 Slough Jets EPL 54 53 52 105 4 4 5 0 5 2
2010–11 Slough Jets EPL 26 10 15 25 4
2010–11 Milton Keynes Lightning EPL 28 14 25 39 4 4 2 0 2 0
2011–12 Milton Keynes Lightning EPL In Progress
Totals 578 234 275 509 231 30 12 14 26 8
International
Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1995-96 Slovenia U-18 U18 4 1 0 1 0
1996-97 Slovenia U-18 U18 5 2 1 3 4
1999  Slovenia WJC 4 5 5 10 0
2001  Slovenia WC D1 5 1 1 2 0
2004  Slovenia WC D1 5 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 13 8 6 14 4
Senior totals 10 1 1 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Racers pull out over safety fears". BBC Sport. November 21, 2005. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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