Jeff Finley

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Jeff Finley
Born (1967-04-14) April 14, 1967 (age 47)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders (1987–1992)
Philadelphia Flyers (1993–1994)
Winnipeg Jets (1994–1995)
Phoenix Coyotes (1995–1996)
New York Rangers (1997–1999)
St. Louis Blues (1999–2004)
NHL Draft 55th overall, 1985
New York Islanders
Playing career 1987–2006

John Jeffrey Finley (born April 14, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current assistant coach for the WHL Kelowna Rockets.

Career[edit]

Finley was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round, 55th overall in the 1985 NHL Draft. He made his debut with the Islanders during 1987–1988 season, where he scored 5 assists in 10 games. Finley would bounce between the Islanders and the minors until the 1993–1994 season. In the next 4 years he would play with the Philadelphia Flyers, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, and New York Rangers, along with a number of minor league affiliates.

Finley finally got the break he needed when he was traded to the St. Louis Blues during the 1998–1999 season. Under coach Joel Quenneville he earned a spot on the Blues roster as a defensive specialist and remained there until the 2003–2004 season. For the 2005–2006 season Finley played overseas in Germany for the Hannover Scorpions.

In 708 career games in the NHL, Finley scored 13 goals and 70 assists for 83 points.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 New York Islanders NHL 10 0 5 5 15
1988–89 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 6
1989–90 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 1 1 0
1990–91 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 0 0 4
1991–92 New York Islanders NHL 51 1 10 11 26
1993–94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 55 1 8 9 24
1995–96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 65 1 5 6 81
1996–97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 65 3 7 10 40
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 63 1 6 7 55
1998–99 NY. Rangers-St. Louis Blues NHL 32 1 2 3 20
1999–2000 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 2 8 10 38
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 2 8 10 38
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 0 6 6 30
2002–03 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 1 3 4 46
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 53 0 1 1 34
15 Years Totals NHL 708 13 70 83 457

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