Wade Flaherty

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Wade Flaherty
Flaherty in goal for the China Sharks
Born (1968-01-11) January 11, 1968 (age 47)
Terrace, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 00 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for China Sharks (ALH)
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
Nashville Predators (NHL)
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Florida Panthers (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (AHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
New York Islanders (NHL)
Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL)
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Kentucky Thoroughblades (AHL)
Kansas City Blades (IHL)
Kalamazoo Wings (IHL)
Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL)
Victoria Cougars (WHL)
Playing career 1989–2009

Wade Flaherty (born January 11, 1968) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who has played in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and the Nashville Predators, as well as several teams in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League. He last played professionally for the China Sharks of the Asia League Ice Hockey, before being named the developmental goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.[1]

Flaherty was drafted 181st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

While playing with the Islanders, "Flats" was the last NHL goalie to give up a goal to Wayne Gretzky.

Flaherty backed up Curtis Joseph for Team Canada in the 2007 Spengler Cup.

In 2008, he signed with the China Sharks of the Asia League Ice Hockey, being named the starting goaltender and goaltender coach. Flaherty also assisted the Chinese national team in the same capacity.[2] In January 2009, Flaherty was named Goaltending Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.

As of the 2011-12 NHL season, Flaherty is/has been the Goaltending Coach for the Winnipeg Jets.



  1. ^ Daily Herald News Services (2009-01-28). "Hawks name Flaherty developmental goaltending coach". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ Meltzer, Bill (2008). "San Jose strengthens ties to China Sharks". NHL. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 

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Preceded by
Johan Holmqvist
Winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
Succeeded by
Antero Niittymäki