Dan Sexton

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Dan Sexton
Born (1987-04-29) April 29, 1987 (age 32)
Apple Valley, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Anaheim Ducks
TPS
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Dan Sexton (born April 29, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey winger. He is currently playing with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Dan Sexton played for Bowling Green State University from 2007–2009, playing 76 games and recording 24 goals and 60 points in his NCAA career.

Nickname "Big Sexy" by Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.

Sexton an undrafted free agent, left college when he was signed by the Anaheim Ducks on April 7, 2009.[1] After beginning the 2009–10 season in the minors with the Bakersfield Condors in the ECHL, he was called up to the Ducks and played his first NHL game against the Minnesota Wild on December 4, 2009.[2] Sexton recorded his first two NHL goals in his third NHL game on December 8, 2009, in a 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars at the Honda Center.[3]

On July 11, 2011, Sexton re-signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks.[4] During the 2012–13 season, on March 11, 2013, Sexton was traded by the Ducks to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Kyle Wilson.[5]

Having initially moved abroad as a free agent in signing with Finnish club, HC TPS of the Liiga, Sexton left mid-season and played in the KHL for the following 5 seasons with HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. In the 2017–18 season, Sexton led Neftekhimik in scoring and finished 7th in league scoring with 47 points in 52 games.

Prior to the 2018–19 season, Sexton left Nizhnekamsk as a free agent, and signed a contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg on May 2, 2018.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL 58 22 37 59 16
2006–07 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 58 14 10 24 20 8 8 1 9 0
2007–08 Bowling Green State University CCHA 38 7 14 21 42
2008–09 Bowling Green State University CCHA 38 17 22 39 20
2009–10 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 18 13 13 26 14
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 13 5 7 12 2 6 2 3 5 2
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 41 9 10 19 16
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 47 4 9 13 4 1 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 17 9 8 17 4
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 71 13 30 43 22 4 1 2 3 0
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 27 5 11 16 6
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 16 4 8 12 8 18 6 6 12 6
2013–14 TPS Liiga 39 16 21 37 16
2013–14 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 10 2 2 4 2
2014–15 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 49 19 28 47 12
2015–16 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 33 7 15 22 2 4 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 51 13 37 50 16
2017–18 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 52 12 35 47 43 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 61 25 28 53 6 9 2 6 8 2
NHL totals 88 13 19 32 20 1 0 0 0 2
KHL totals 256 78 145 223 81 15 2 6 8 2
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 1 1 2 0
Senior totals 7 1 1 2 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL
Clark Cup (with the Sioux Falls Stampede) 2007
KHL
All-Star Game 2017, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks sign Dan Sexton". Anaheim Ducks. April 7, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "One to Remember". NHL. December 7, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  3. ^ "Ducks wipe out three goal deficit, defeat Stars in OT". CBS Sports. December 8, 2009. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
  4. ^ "Ducks, Sexton avoid arbitration with 2-year deal". USA Today. July 11, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  5. ^ "Lightning acquire forward Dan Sexton from Anaheim". Tampa Bay Lightning. March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Avtomobilist strengthened with Dan Sexton signing" (in Russian). Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.

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