Wade Flaherty

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Wade Flaherty
Chinasharksgoalie.jpg
Born (1968-01-11) January 11, 1968 (age 47)
Terrace, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for San Jose Sharks
New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
Florida Panthers
Nashville Predators
China Sharks
NHL Draft 181st overall, 1988
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1989–2009

Wade Flaherty (born January 11, 1968) is a Canadian former 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 ECHL. 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, Flaherty 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 season, Flaherty has served as the Goaltending Coach for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1984–85 Kelowna Wings WHL 1 0 1 0 55 5 0 5.45 .808
1985–86 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 9 1 3 0 271 36 0 7.97
1985–86 Spokane Chiefs WHL 5 0 3 0 161 21 0 7.83
1986–87 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 15 3.83
1986–87 Victoria Cougars WHL 3 0 2 0 127 16 0 7.56
1987–88 Victoria Cougars WHL 36 20 15 0 2052 135 0 3.95 5 2 3 300 18 0 3.60
1988–89 Victoria Cougars WHL 42 21 19 0 2408 180 0 4.49 .877 8
1989–90 Greensboro Monarchs ECHL 27 12 9 1 1308 96 0 4.40 .891 9
1989–90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0.00 1.000
1990–91 Kansas City Blades IHL 56 16 31 4 2990 224 0 4.49
1991–92 Kansas City Blades IHL 43 26 14 3 2603 140 1 3.23 .893 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 1.000
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 3 0 178 13 0 4.38 .892
1992–93 Kansas City Blades IHL 61 34 19 7 3642 195 2 3.21 .888 12 6 6 733 34 1 2.78 .903
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 1 0 60 5 0 5.02 .891
1993–94 Kansas City Blades IHL 60 32 19 9 3564 202 0 3.40 .896
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 18 5 6 1 852 44 1 3.10 .903 7 2 3 377 31 0 4.93 .860
1995–96 San Jose Sharks NHL 24 3 12 1 1137 92 0 4.85 .866
1996–97 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 2 4 0 359 31 0 5.18 .847
1996–97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 19 8 6 2 1032 54 1 3.14 .910 3 1 2 200 11 0 3.30 .884
1997–98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 24 16 5 3 1341 40 3 1.79 .936
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 16 4 4 3 694 23 3 1.99 .926
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 20 5 11 2 1048 53 0 3.03 .892
1998–99 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 5 1 3 1 305 16 0 3.15 .903
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 1 1 182 7 0 2.31 .914
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 20 6 10 0 1017 56 1 3.30 .881
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 2 0 118 8 0 4.07 .855
2001–02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 45 22 13 5 2351 92 2 2.35 .928 5 2 3 312 11 0 2.12 .935
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 4 2 1 1 245 12 0 2.94 .919
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 30 11 13 5 1791 86 1 2.88 .914
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 1 0 51 4 0 4.71 .852
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 36 21 12 3 2146 78 3 2.18 .922 21 16 5 1371 44 1 1.93 .932
2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 36 19 10 3 2009 78 4 2.33 .918 12 8 4 720 29 2 2.42 .912
2005–06 Manitoba Moose AHL 49 26 17 4 2822 113 6 2.40 .919 12 7 5 675 23 0 2.04 .923
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 32 17 9 2 1735 70 2 2.42 .909 3 2 1 166 5 0 1.81 .924
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 31 13 8 1 1486 63 2 2.54 .917
2008–09 China Sharks AL 36 118 3.29 .917
NHL totals 120 27 56 11 5941 348 5 3.51 .887 7 2 3 377 31 0 4.93 .860

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  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
2003–04
Succeeded by
Antero Niittymäki