Todd Harvey

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Todd Harvey
Born (1975-02-17) February 17, 1975 (age 39)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Dallas Stars
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1993
Dallas Stars
Playing career 1994–2006

Todd Douglas Ross Harvey (born February 17, 1975 in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Sheffield, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He was selected in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 9th overall, by the Dallas Stars, following a successful junior career, which included being the captain of the Canadian team at the World Junior Hockey Championships.

Harvey grew up in the small town of Sheffield, Ontario and played his minor hockey for the Beverly Bandits of the OMHA before playing Jr.B. hockey at age 14 for the Cambridge Winterhawks. He spent two seasons playing Jr.B. in the OHA before being selected 1st overall in the 1991 OHL Priority Selection by the Detroit Jr. Red Wings of the OHL.

Although a first round selection, Harvey was never able to live up to the offensive expectations that accompanied his draft position. His intense style of hockey and smallish frame lead to numerous injuries, and after three seasons in Dallas, and a brief stint with the New York Rangers, Harvey was dealt to the San Jose Sharks, where he played a key role as a checking forward and an agitator. In his fifth season with the Sharks, Harvey was sent to the minors, and allowed to leave as a free agent.

Harvey signed with the Edmonton Oilers just prior to the NHL lockout, and joined the team when the lockout ended.

Harvey was part of the cinderella Edmonton Oiler team that made a run to the Stanley Cup Finals. However, the Oilers lost in game 7 of the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes. Harvey had 1 goal and 1 assist in the 2006 Playoffs. After that amazing cup run, Harvey was bought out for the rest of his contract along with backup goaltender Ty Conklin. Unlike Conklin, Harvey was unable to find a new team in the off-season.

In February 2007, Harvey joined the Dundas Real McCoys[2]

On August 19, 2013 it was announced that Harvey will join the OHL's Guelph Storm as an assistant to coach Scott Walker.[3]

Transactions[edit]

  • June 26, 1993 - Harvey drafted by Dallas
  • March 24, 1998 Harvey traded by Dallas to New York, along with Bob Errey and a 4th round draft pick (Boyd Kane) in exchange for Brian Skrudland, Mike Keane, and a 6th round draft pick (Pavel Patera)
  • December 30, 1999 - Harvey traded by New York to San Jose, along with a 4th round draft pick (Dimitri Patzold) in exchange for Radek Dvořák
  • September 16, 2004 - Harvey signs with Edmonton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8. 
  2. ^ Dundas Real McCoys Hockey.
  3. ^ "Guelph Storm adds Todd Harvey to its coaching staff". Guelph Mercury. 2013-08-22. 

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Preceded by
Richard Matvichuk
Dallas Stars first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Jason Botterill