Drew Bannister

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Drew Bannister
Born (1974-09-04) September 4, 1974 (age 39)
Belleville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning
Edmonton Oilers
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Rangers
SM-liiga
Kärpät
Espoo Blues
RSL
Severstal Cherepovets
DEL
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Kassel Huskies
EIHL
Hull Stingrays
Braehead Clan
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1992
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1994–2012

Drew Bannister (born September 4, 1974) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Rangers. He finished his playing career as player/head coach for the Braehead Clan of the British Elite Ice Hockey League and is now an assistant coach of the OHL's Owen Sound Attack. Bannister was born in Belleville, Ontario, but grew up in Sudbury, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

Bannister was selected in the second round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 26th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bannister was drafted from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey LeagueWhere he won a Memorial Cup in 93 and was chosen to the Memorial Cup All Star team 91-92 and 92-93 he also won a World Junior Championship with Canada in 1994; (OHL). Upon completing his junior eligibility, Bannister spent a year and a half with the Atlanta Knights of the International Hockey League, Tampa Bay's farm team.

Bannister has bounced around the NHL and the minors for most of his career, seeing NHL time with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and New York Rangers. His most successful season came in 1996–97, when he played 65 games, scored a career-high 18 points, and played in 12 playoff games for the Oilers.

In 2002, Bannister made the move to Europe and has played for teams in Finland, Russia and Germany. He played in Kassel, Germany and in the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons he was chosen the best defenseman in the second league. He also scored the deciding goal in the play-off finals, so Kassel returned to the DEL after two years.

On August 6, 2009, Bannister made a return to North America after 7 seasons, signing a one-year deal with the Ottawa Senators.[1]

On 16 November 2010, Bannister signed for the Hull Stingrays in the British Elite Ice Hockey League as a player/assistant coach. On 29 July 2011, Bannister was announced as the player/head coach of the Braehead Clan in the British Elite Ice Hockey League for the 2011/12 season, replacing Bruce Richardson.[2]

On June 2, 2012, Bannister was announced as an assistant coach for OHL's Owen Sound Attack which effectively ended his playing career.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 41 2 8 10 51 4 0 0 0 0
1991–92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 4 21 25 122 16 3 10 13 36
1992–93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 59 5 28 33 114 18 2 7 9 12
1993–94 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 58 7 43 50 108 14 6 9 15 20
1994–95 Atlanta Knights IHL 72 5 7 12 74 5 0 2 2 22
1995–96 Atlanta Knights IHL 61 3 13 16 105 3 0 0 0 4
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 13 0 1 1 4
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 4 13 17 44
1996–97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 30
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 34 0 2 2 42
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 27 0 6 6 47
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 21 1 2 3 24
1998–99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 16 2 1 3 73
1999–2000 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 44 6 14 20 121 18 2 9 11 53
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 73 9 30 39 143 5 0 2 2 6
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 30 1 10 11 57 3 0 1 1 6
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Kärpät SM-l 41 2 12 14 81 14 2 0 2 42
2003–04 Severstal Cherepovets RSL 3 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Blues SM-l 36 2 8 10 42 9 0 3 3 26
2004–05 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 46 1 12 13 97
2005–06 Kassel Huskies DEL 44 9 12 21 79
2006–07 Kassel Huskies 2.Gbun 43 9 32 41 109 8 1 6 7 8
2007–08 Kassel Huskies 2.Gbun 41 11 27 38 73 15 4 12 16 28
2008–09 Kassel Huskies DEL 34 2 15 17 84
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 57 4 10 14 77
2010–11 Hull Stingrays EIHL 34 5 15 20 50 2 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Braehead Clan EIHL 55 13 42 45 114
NHL Totals 164 5 25 30 161 12 0 0 0 30

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