Trevor Letowski

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Trevor Letowski
Trevor Letowski.jpg
Born (1977-04-05) April 5, 1977 (age 37)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Phoenix Coyotes
Vancouver Canucks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Carolina Hurricanes
KHL
Barys Astana
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 174th overall, 1996
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 1997–2010

Trevor Letowski (born April 5, 1977) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional player. Letowski played in the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Carolina Hurricanes. Letwoski is the head coach of the Sarnia Sting junior team.

Career[edit]

Letowski began his career playing junior hockey for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. Letowski was drafted in the 7th round, 174th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. The Sting named him Rookie of the Year for the 1994–95 season. Letowski won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in Switzerland in 1997. A banner depicting his number 10 in Canadian national team colours hangs at the RBC Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, where the Sting play.

After his third and final season with the Sting, he spent the 1997–98 season with the Springfield Falcons, Phoenix's American Hockey League affiliate. Letowski made his NHL debut in 1998–99 and became a regular in the Coyotes lineup, playing two full seasons. Midway through the 2001–02 season on December 28, 2001, Letowski was traded by the Coyotes, along with Todd Warriner and Tyler Bouck, to the Vancouver Canucks for Drake Berehowsky and Denis Pederson.

He was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 3, 2003,[1] and played two seasons there split by a term in Switzerland with HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the Swiss Nationalliga A during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Letowski joined the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent on July 6, 2006 and played there for two seasons.[2]

During a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 14, 2006, Letowski was hit by the Penguins' Colby Armstrong following a pass in the Penguins' zone. Letowski was knocked unconscious and removed from the ice on a stretcher. There was no penalty on the play.[3][4]

He joined Barys Astana as a free agent on August 3, 2008.[5] Following the conclusion of the 2009–10 season, his second year with Astana, Letowski announced his retirement.

Letwoski returned to where he began his career with the Sting, taking up an assistant coaching role on April 17, 2010.[6] He was promoted to head coach on June 14, 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Sarnia Sting OHL 66 22 19 41 33 4 0 1 1 9
1995–96 Sarnia Sting OHL 66 36 63 99 66 10 9 5 14 10
1996–97 Sarnia Sting OHL 55 35 73 108 51 12 9 12 21 20
1997–98 Springfield Falcons AHL 75 11 20 31 26 4 1 0 1 2
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 14 2 2 4 2
1998–99 Springfield Falcons AHL 67 32 35 67 46 3 1 0 1 2
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 19 20 39 20 5 1 1 2 4
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 77 7 15 22 32
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 33 2 6 8 4
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 42 7 10 17 15 6 0 1 1 8
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 11 14 25 36 6 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 73 15 17 32 16
2004–05 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 9 5 4 9 6
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 10 18 28 36
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 61 2 6 8 18
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 75 9 9 18 30
2008–09 Barys Astana KHL 37 7 7 14 30 3 1 0 1 2
2009–10 Barys Astana KHL 54 3 10 13 24 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 616 84 117 201 209 17 1 3 4 12
KHL totals 91 10 17 27 54 6 1 0 1 2
Trevor Letowski
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 1997 Geneva

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Canada WJC 7 2 1 3 4
2000 Canada WC 9 0 2 2 6
Junior int'l totals 7 2 1 3 4
Senior int'l totals 9 0 2 2 6

Coaching career[edit]

Letowski began the 2010-11 OHL season as an assistant coach of the Sarnia Sting, however, on February 6, 2011, Dave MacQueen was fired as head coach and GM and Letowski took over serving as interim head coach.[7] In 18 games as the head coach, the Sting went 7-10-1, as they missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L OTL Pts Finish Result
SAR 2010–11 18 7 10 1 (57) 4th in West Missed playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jackets sign Marchant, Letowski". ESPN.com. 2003-07-03. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Hurricanes sign Blue Jacket's Letowski". ESPN.com. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Hurricanes' Letowski hurt". sports.yahoo.com. 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Canes forward Letowski knocked out, carried off ice". ESPN.com. 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Letowski signs with Astana" (in Russian). allhockey.ru. 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2009-02-12. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Sting welcome Letowski home". The Observer. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Sting relieve Dave MacQueen of duties". Sarnia Sting web site. 2011-02-06. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 

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