Dan Kesa

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Dan Kesa
Born (1971-11-23) November 23, 1971 (age 48)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Avangard Omsk
Vienna Capitals
NHL Draft 95th overall, 1991
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1992–2003

Dragan "Dan" Kesa (born November 23, 1971) is a Serbian-Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Career[edit]

Drafted 95th overall by the Canucks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Kesa played 139 regular season games, scoring 8 goals and 22 assists for 30 points and collecting 66 penalty minutes. Previously to the NHL he played for a short period for the Detroit Vipers.[1][2] Kesa had spells in the Russian Super League for Avangard Omsk and the Austrian Hockey League for the Vienna Capitals before hanging up his skates.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kesa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the uncle of Milan Lucic who is currently playing in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames, Jovan Lučić who is a footballer and plays for POFC Botev Vratsa of the First Professional Football League (Bulgaria), and Nikola Lucic.[4][5] Kesa resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Richmond Sockeyes BCJHL 44 21 21 42 71
1989–90 Richmond Sockeyes BCJHL 54 39 38 77 103
1990–91 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 69 30 23 53 116 3 1 1 2 0
1991–92 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 62 46 51 97 201 10 9 10 19 27
1992–93 Hamilton Canucks AHL 62 16 24 40 76
1993–94 Hamilton Canucks AHL 53 37 33 70 33 4 1 4 5 4
1993–94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 2 4 6 18
1994–95 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 34 44 78 81
1995–96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 15 4 11 15 33
1995–96 Detroit Vipers IHL 27 9 6 15 22 12 6 4 10 4
1995–96 Springfield Falcons AHL 22 10 5 15 13
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Detroit Vipers IHL 60 22 21 43 19 20 7 5 12 20
1997–98 Detroit Vipers IHL 76 40 37 77 40 20 13 5 18 14
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 2 8 10 27 13 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Detroit Vipers IHL 8 3 5 8 12
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50 4 10 14 21
1999–00 Detroit Vipers IHL 5 3 0 3 2
1999–00 Manitoba Moose IHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Manitoba Moose IHL 79 16 31 13 2 3 5 12
2001–02 Omsk Avangard RSL 9 0 1 1 4
2002–03 Vienna Capitals AUT 27 4 16 20 12
NHL Totals 139 8 22 30 66 13 1 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL Player Search: Dan Kesa". hhof.com. Hockey Hall of Fame. August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Langridge, Jeff (February 6, 2015). "Vancouver Canucks 1991 NHL Draft Retrospective". Fansided. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sockeye Alumni". richmondsockeyes.com. Richmond Sockeyes. August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Malinowski, Mark (November 29, 2015). "Getting to Know: Kings left winger Milan Lucic". The Hockey News. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Johnston, Mike (July 1, 2016). "Milan Lucic signs 7-year deal with Edmonton Oilers". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved August 10, 2017.

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