Kimbi Daniels

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Kimbi Daniels
Born (1972-01-19) January 19, 1972 (age 42)
Estevan, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
NPHL team
Former teams
Fort St. John Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
NHL Draft 44th overall, 1990
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1991–2009

Kimball J. Daniels (born January 19, 1972) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Fort St. John Flyers of the North Peace Hockey League. He previously played two seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers. Daniels was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Brandon, Manitoba.

Playing career[edit]

Kimbi's career started with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, where he racked up at least fifty points in each of his three seasons. On October 2, 1990, against the Medicine Hat Tigers, Daniels scored all 7 goals in a 7-4 win. That still stands as a WHL record for goals in a game by one player. He then had two brief stints with the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, before an injury to his knee and leg forced him to fall back to the WHL, where he would have 21- point seasons for the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Tri-City Americans. After stints in the IHL and AHL, Daniels started to see improvement in the ECHL, a league that was less than ten years old when he started played in the 95–96 season with the Jacksonville Lizard Kings. He scored around a thirty point season that year, and he would get close to the thirty mark over the next three years with the Charlotte Checkers and the Wheeling Nailers.

After some time in the IHL and AHL, his return to the ECHL with the New Orleans Brass and the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks would once again give him a slight improvement in stats. He was then shipped to the Anchorage Aces of the WCHL, where his stats took a huge spike with three seasons of 89 points, 62 points, and 63 points respectively. The WCHL then folded operations, which forced the Aces to merge into the ECHL and become the Alaska Aces. Despite Kimbi's drop in stats as a result of the change, the Aces won the Kelly Cup championship for the 05–06 season. Kimbi led the Aces team in scoring with 81 points and volleyed between the top three scoring spots for the entire ECHL league in 06–07. He also notched his 400th point as an Ace.

On September 16, 2008, Daniels moved from the Alaska Aces to Phoenix RoadRunners.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Kildonan North Stars MJHL 18 5 11 16 28
1988–89 Swift Current Broncos WHL 68 30 31 61 48 12 6 6 12 12
1989–90 Swift Current Broncos WHL 69 43 51 94 84 4 1 3 4 10
1990–91 Swift Current Broncos WHL 69 64 64 128 68 3 4 2 6 6
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 1 1 2 0
1991–92 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 19 7 14 21 133 15 5 10 15 27
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 25 3 11 14 44
1992–93 Tri-City Americans WHL 9 9 12 21 12 3 0 1 1 8
1993–94 Detroit Falcons CoHL 23 11 28 39 42
1993–94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 25 6 19 25 108
1994–95 Minnesota Moose IHL 10 1 4 5 2
1995–96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 7 2 1 3 2
1995–96 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 26 12 22 34 129
1995–96 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 18 16 14 30 6 16 8 6 14 24
1996–97 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 32 12 24 36 116
1996–97 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 17 5 24 29 10 3 1 4 5 6
1996–97 Rochester Americans AHL 6 1 3 4 2
1996–97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 0 0 0 0 16 8 8 16 4
1997–98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 13 2 12 14 20
1997–98 Quebec Rafales IHL 28 17 9 26 69
1997–98 Providence Bruins AHL 32 2 15 17 130
1998–99 New Orleans Brass ECHL 29 11 28 39 61
1999–00 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 34 11 12 23 38
1999–00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 25 6 4 10 44
2000–01 Anchorage Aces WCHL 66 36 53 89 182 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Anchorage Aces WCHL 64 29 33 62 161 4 0 2 2 28
2002–03 Anchorage Aces WCHL 72 23 40 63 91
2003–04 Alaska Aces ECHL 70 19 42 61 113 7 2 2 4 8
2004–05 Alaska Aces ECHL 40 8 10 18 73 11 4 6 10 20
2005–06 Alaska Aces ECHL 33 14 19 33 30 22 5 15 20 30
2006–07 Alaska Aces ECHL 70 18 63 81 128 15 3 10 13 16
2007–08 Alaska Aces ECHL 71 25 41 66 134 9 2 7 9 16
2008–09 Phoenix RoadRunners ECHL 60 18 36 54 42
NHL totals 27 4 12 16 44

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