Joe Finley

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Joe Finley
Born (1987-06-29) June 29, 1987 (age 27)
Edina, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight 252 lb (114 kg; 18 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2005
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2009–present

Joseph Scott Finley (born June 29, 1987) is an American ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Finley was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Finley missed the majority of the 2009-10 season on injured reserve when on November 21, 2009, in a game with the Stingrays against the Gwinnett Gladiators, he ruptured an artery in his hand which required surgery.[1]

On September 18, 2011, Finley accepted an invitation to training camp by the Buffalo Sabres. He impressed enough that he was signed to an AHL contract, and assigned to the Rochester Americans.[2] Through the first quarter of the season, Finley was impressive as one half of the Americans shut-down defensive pairing. He led the Amerks in +/- with a +10. The Sabres and Finley reached a three-year contract on November 28, 2011, that will allow Finley to be called up by Sabres organization.[3]

Two days after the deal was completed, Finley was called up by the Sabres where he made his NHL debut against the Red Wings on December 2, 2011. Finley was the 475th player to play in the NHL after starting his career in the ECHL.[4]

Prior to the lockout shortened 2012–13 NHL season, Finley was claimed off waivers from the Sabres by the New York Islanders on January 14, 2013.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 55 3 10 13 181
2005–06 University of North Dakota WCHA 43 0 3 3 96
2006–07 University of North Dakota WCHA 41 1 6 7 72
2007–08 University of North Dakota WCHA 43 4 11 15 79
2008–09 University of North Dakota WCHA 27 2 8 10 56
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 7
2009–10 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 17 1 3 4 43
2010–11 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 26 1 7 8 73 4 0 0 0 10
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 7 0 1 1 15
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 57 1 5 6 143 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 0 0 0 12
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 36 1 4 5 81
2012–13 New York Islanders NHL 16 0 1 1 20
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 29 0 2 2 50
NHL totals 21 0 1 1 32

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Preceded by
Sasha Pokulok
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Nicklas Bäckström