Warren Norris

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Warren Norris
Born (1974-09-19) September 19, 1974 (age 40)
St. John's, NF, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Austrian team
Former teams
EC KAC
St. John's Maple Leafs
Grand Rapids Griffins
Michigan K-Wings
Sheffield Steelers
HC Slovan Bratislava
Graz 99ers
HC Lugano
Playing career 1996–present

Warren Norris (born (1974-09-19)September 19, 1974 in St. John's, Newfoundland) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for EC KAC in the Austrian Hockey League. He has previously played in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the International Hockey League (IHL) in North America and in the British Ice Hockey Superleague, the Slovak Extraliga and the Swiss Nationalliga A. He has also played two season with the touring Canadian national ice hockey team.

Playing career[edit]

Whilst playing for the UMass Minutemen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1996–97, Norris signed with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL as a free agent. He also played for St. John's the following season, 1997–98, before he joined the Grand Rapids Griffins in the IHL for the 1998–99 and 1999–00 seasons. However, Norris only played a handful of games for Grand Rapids as he spent the majority of those seasons with the Canadian touring team for whom he made 78 appearances.

In 2000, Norris went to the United Kingdom where he joined the Sheffield Steelers for the 2000–01 ISL season. During this season, Norris helped Sheffield win a Grand Slam of all available trophies when they won the Benson & Hedges Cup, the Challenge Cup, the league championship and the playoffs. The following season, 2001–02, Norris joined HC Slovan Bratislava in the Slovak Extraliga before rejoining Sheffield for the 2002–03 season. During his second spell with Sheffield, Norris again helped them to win the Challenge Cup and the league championship.

Norris signed for the Graz 99ers in the Austrian Hockey League for the 2003–04 season. Playing for Graz for three seasons, he was the club's top point scorer in the 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons and the club's and the league's top goal scorer in 2004–05. Norris finished the 2005–06 season playing one game for HC Lugano in the Swiss Nationalliga A playoffs before he returned to the Austrian Hockey League to play for the EC KAC in 2006–07 and for whom he has played for since. On 23 April 2009 signed with League rival Graz 99ers for the season 2009/2010 and left also after three years EC KAC.

Privates[edit]

Norris is the younger brother of the former National Hockey League player Dwayne Norris.

Records[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 UMass Amherst NCAA 29 20 27 46 12
1994–95 UMass Amherst NCAA 35 13 8 21 34
1995–96 UMass Amherst NCAA 33 20 20 40 64
1996–97 UMass Amherst NCAA 35 20 26 46 48
1996–97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 9 1 0 1 4
1997–98 St John's Maple Leafs AHL 35 2 2 4 4
1998–99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 4 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 3 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 8 1 2 3 0
2000–01 Sheffield Steelers ISL 48 11 13 24 85 8 1 5 6 4
2001–02 HC Slovan Bratislava Slovak Extraliga 46 6 12 18 14 16 2 3 5 12
2002–03 Sheffield Steelers ISL 32 11 13 24 32 13 2 5 7 12
2003–04 Graz 99ers Austrian 48 22 32 54 103 3 0 1 1 12
2004–05 Graz 99ers Austrian 44 40 27 67 60
2005–06 Graz 99ers Austrian 31 14 17 31 46
2005–06 HC Lugano Nationalliga A 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 EC KAC Austrian 49 15 27 42 89
2007–08 EC KAC Austrian 49 24 26 50 83
2008–09 EC KAC Austrian 51 14 20 34 22

International play[edit]

Played for Canada in:

  • 1998–99 touring team
  • 1999–00 touring team

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Canada Int'l 48 13 21 34 38
1999–00 Canada Int'l 25 3 16 19 8
Totals 73 16 37 53 46

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