Dan Kesa

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Dan Kesa
Born (1971-11-23) November 23, 1971 (age 43)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Avangard Omsk (RSL)
Vienna Capitals (Austria)
NHL Draft 95th overall, 1991
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1992–2003

Dragan "Dan" Kesa (born November 23, 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Serbian-Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Career[edit]

Drafted 95th overall by the Canucks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Kesa played 139 regular season games, scoring 8 goals and 22 assists for 30 points and collecting 66 penalty minutes. Previously to the NHL he played for a short period for the Detroit Vipers. Kesa had spells in the Russian Super League for Avangard Omsk and the Austrian Hockey League for the Vienna Capitals before hanging up his skates.

Personal[edit]

His nephew, Milan Lucic (the middle of the three sons of his sister Snežana), is currently in the NHL playing for the Boston Bruins. Dan currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Richmond Sockeyes BCJHL 44 21 21 42 71
1989–90 Richmond Sockeyes BCJHL 54 39 38 77 103
1990–91 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 69 30 23 53 116 3 1 1 2 0
1991–92 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 62 46 51 97 201 10 9 10 19 27
1992–93 Hamilton Canucks AHL 62 16 24 40 76
1993–94 Hamilton Canucks AHL 53 37 33 70 33 4 1 4 5 4
1993–94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 2 4 6 18
1994–95 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 34 44 78 81
1995–96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 15 4 11 15 33
1995–96 Detroit Vipers IHL 27 9 6 15 22 12 6 4 10 4
1995–96 Springfield Falcons AHL 22 10 5 15 13
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Detroit Vipers IHL 60 22 21 43 19 20 7 5 12 20
1997–98 Detroit Vipers IHL 76 40 37 77 40 20 13 5 18 14
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 2 8 10 27 13 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Detroit Vipers IHL 8 3 5 8 12
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50 4 10 14 21
1999–00 Detroit Vipers IHL 5 3 0 3 2
1999–00 Manitoba Moose IHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Manitoba Moose IHL 79 16 31 47 48 13 2 3 5 12
2001–02 Omsk Avangard Russia 9 0 1 1 4
2002–03 Vienna Austria 27 4 16 20 12
NHL Totals 139 8 22 30 66 13 1 0 1 0

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