Everett Sanipass

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Everett Sanipass
Everett Sanipass 1988.JPG
Sanipass in 1988
Born (1968-02-13) February 13, 1968 (age 49)
Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Quebec Nordiques
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1986
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1986–1993

Everett Sanipass (born February 13, 1968) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. Sanipass was born in Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick, but grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick. Sanipass is the first Native Canadian to be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Sanipass started his National Hockey League career with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1987 after being drafted 14th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He was the first native draft pick out of New Brunswick [2] Everett Sanipass spent 2 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and then was traded. Sanipass would spend his third season with the Quebec Nordiques.[2]

In 1987, Sanipass was a member of the Canadian U20 Team.[3] This is where he would become famed for his role in the 1987 World Junior Hockey Championship brawl (Punch-up in Piestany) that took place between Canada and the Soviet Union. Both teams left the bench, prompting the referees, who were unable to stop the fighting, to leave the ice surface for their own safety. Officials even tried to turn off the lights with the hopes of causing the players to be so concerned with their own safety that they would stop fighting. Both teams were ultimately kicked out of the tournament for their unsportsmanlike behaviour.[4]

Later in his career, Sanipass would leave the NHL and play for the Halifax Citadels from 1991-1993.[3] He would retire from the NSJHL East Hants Penguins in 1995.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1984-85  Verdun Junior Canadiens     QMJHL  38    8   11   19   84  12   2   5   7  66
1985-86  Verdun Junior Canadiens     QMJHL  67   28   66   94  320   5   0   2   2  16
1986-87  Verdun Junior Canadiens     QMJHL  24   17   36   53  175  --  --  --  --  --
1986-87  Granby Bisons               QMJHL  11   17   12   29   45   8   6   4  10  48
1986-87  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL     7    1    3    4    2  --  --  --  --  --
1987-88  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    57    8   12   20  126   2   2   0   2   2
1988-89  Saginaw Hawks               IHL    23    9   12   21   76  --  --  --  --  --
1988-89  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    50    6    9   15  164   3   0   0   0   2
1989-90  Indianapolis Ice            IHL    33   15   13   28  121  --  --  --  --  --
1989-90  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    12    2    2    4   17  --  --  --  --  --
1989-90  Quebec Nordiques            NHL     9    3    3    6    8  --  --  --  --  --
1990-91  Halifax Citadels            AHL    14   11    7   18   41  --  --  --  --  --
1990-91  Quebec Nordiques            NHL    29    5    5   10   41  --  --  --  --  --
1991-92  Halifax Citadels            AHL     7    3    5    8   31  --  --  --  --  --
1992-93  Halifax Citadels            AHL     9    1    3    4   36  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        164   25   34   59  358   5   2   0   2   4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everett Sanipass - NB Sports Hall of Fame". Interactive Display. 2015-08-05. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Everett Sanipass". www.legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b c "Everett Sanipass". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  4. ^ Joyce, Gare (2006), When the Lights Went Out, Random House, ISBN 978-0-385-66275-8 

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Preceded by
Dave Manson
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
1986
Succeeded by
Jimmy Waite