Halifax Mooseheads

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Halifax Mooseheads
Halifax Mooseheads Logo.svg
City Halifax, Nova Scotia
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Division Maritimes division
Founded 1994
Home arena Scotiabank Centre
Colours Green, White, Red
              
General manager Cam Russell
Head coach Andre Tourigny
Championships 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions

Website
www.halifaxmooseheads.ca

The Halifax Mooseheads are a Canadian major junior ice hockey club in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The team was founded in 1994 and began play in the Dilio Division of the QMJHL from the 1994–95 season.[1] They have appeared in the President's Cup Finals three times, winning in 2013. The other two appearances were in 2003 and 2005. They hosted the Memorial Cup tournament in 2000, and won the Memorial Cup in 2013. The team plays their home games in the Scotiabank Centre with a capacity of 10,595 seats.

History[edit]

The team was first envisioned by Moosehead Brewery Vice President of Sales and Marketing Harold MacKay in 1993, who believed that Halifax could host a QMJHL team. The QMJHL had teams exclusively located in the Province of Quebec, so adding a team in the Maritimes would add to travel costs for the other teams. MacKay was confident that the Halifax franchise could be successful and received financial backing from Moosehead Breweries President and CEO Derek Oland. After careful negotiations by MacKay, the QMJHL expanded to the city of Halifax for the 1994–95 season.[2] In their first year, in 1994, the Mooseheads finished in sixth place and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Beauport Harfangs, taking the first-placed team to seven games. The Mooseheads and MacKay are considered pioneers for the QMJHL; following the success of the Mooseheads, the League began accepting franchises through relocation or expansion into Atlantic Canada, which lost most of its American Hockey League (AHL) franchises in the mid-1990s. The QMJHL has franchises in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Moncton, New Brunswick, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (the Bathurst, Charlottetown and Sydney franchises were relocations from Quebec). While the League has had success with most of its Atlantic franchises, only the St. John's Fog Devils failed to garner the interest and following and moved to Verdun, Quebec, after the 2007–08 season, which was only their third season in existence. In 2013, the Mooseheads won the President's Cup as champions of the QMJHL. The Mooseheads then went on to compete in the Memorial Cup final in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where they faced and defeated the Portland Winterhawks on May 26, 2013 by a score of 6–4, with Nathan MacKinnon recording a hat-trick into an empty net with only 22 seconds left in the game.

Coaches[edit]

*interim (regular head coach fired, sick or suspended)

Players[edit]

NHL alumni[edit]

  • Bolded Players are NHL active players.
  • Italicized Players are actively playing, but no longer in the NHL.
  • Regular season stats presented are up to, but not including the 2015–16 NHL season
  • (*) Denotes player who made NHL debut this season, thus will show all zeroes for stats

Skaters

Name GP G A PTS PIM +/- Stanley
Cups
Ramzi Abid 68 14 16 30 78 -11 0
Andrew Bodnarchuk 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0
David Brine 9 0 1 1 4 -1 0
Marc Chouinard 320 27 41 78 123 -9 0
Joe DiPenta 174 6 17 23 110 15 1
Jonathan Drouin 70 4 28 32 34 3 0
Benoit Dusablon 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0
Nikolaj Ehlers 72 15 23 38 21 3 0
Ryan Flinn 31 1 0 1 84 0 0
Alexandre Grenier 6 0 0 0 2 -4 0
Éric Houde 30 2 3 5 4 -4 0
Milan Jurcina 430 22 59 81 280 -28 0
Jason King 59 12 11 23 8 -3 0
Nathan MacKinnon 146 38 63 101 60 14 0
Brad Marchand 377 116 112 228 344 117 1
Ladislav Nagy 435 115 196 311 358 35 0
Alexandre Picard 253 19 50 69 86 -31 0
Brandon Reid 13 2 4 6 0 4 0
Jody Shelley 637 18 36 54 1538 -35 0
Alex Tanguay 1018 275 553 828 495 155 1
Jakub Voráček 531 124 248 372 263 17 0
Petr Vrana 16 1 0 1 2 -4 0

Goaltenders

Name GP W SO GAA SV% Stanley
Cups
Frédéric Cassivi 13 3 0 3.64 0.892 0
Jeremy Duchesne 1 0 0 3.59 0.750 0
Jean-Sébastien Giguère 597 262 38 2.53 0.913 1
Pascal Leclaire 173 61 10 2.89 0.904 0
Joey MacDonald 133 44 2 3.00 0.902 0

Retired numbers[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

List of top scorers by season.

Current roster[edit]

# Nat. Player Pos. DOB From NHL Draft
1 Canada Éric Brassard G 1995-05-05 Longueuil, QC Undrafted
2 United States Cooper Jones D 1998-06-09 Bridgewater MA, USA Eligible 2017
3 Canada Walter Flower D 1999-05-07 Lunenburg, NS Eligible 2017
4 Canada Zach Taylor D 1995-02-01 Halifax, NS Undrafted
9 Canada Jean-Sébastien Taillefer D 1997-02-25 Les Côteaux, QC Undrafted
11 Canada Morgan Nauss D 1998-04-20 Hammonds Plains, NS Eligible 2016
16 Canada Vincent Watt LW 1996-02-27 Ormstown, QC Undrafted
17 Canada Brett Crossley C 1998-01-03 Dartmouth NS Eligible 2016
21 Canada Arnaud Durandeau LW 1999-01-14 Beaconsfield, QC Eligible 2017
26 Canada Taylor Ford (C) D 1997-05-14 LaSalle, QC Undrafted
28 Canada Dominik Blain-Dupuis C 1998-04-08 Gatineau, QC Eligible 2016
32 Canada Andrew Shewfelt RW 1996-06-01 Halifax, NS Undrafted
34 Canada Kelly Bent LW 1995-02-02 Halifax, NS Undrafted
36 Canada Anthony Sorrentino C 1996-02-07 Woodbridge, ON Undrafted
40 United States Kevin Resop G 1997-04-03 St. Petersburg FL, USA Undrafted
41 Canada Maxime Fortier RW 1997-12-15 Montréal, QC Eligible 2016
51 Canada Barrett Dachyshyn C 1998-10-05 Halifax, NS Eligible 2017
53 Russia Ilya Putintsev RW 1998-01-08 Moscow, RUS Eligible 2016
61 Canada Joel Bishop C 1999-05-07 St. John's, NL Eligible 2017
71 United States Connor Moynihan LW 1997-07-20 Boston, MA, USA Undrafted
79 Canada Jocktan Chainey D 1999-09-08 Asbestos, QC Eligible 2017
89 Finland Otto Somppi C 1998-01-12 Helsinki, FIN Eligible 2016

[3] Roster as of 17 January 2016

Yearly results[edit]

Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SL Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1994–95 72 24 42 6 - - 54 0.375 257 317 6th in Dilio
1995–96 70 32 36 2 - - 66 0.471 258 262 4th in Dilio
1996–97 70 37 29 4 - - 78 0.557 267 255 3rd in Dilio
1997–98 70 24 41 5 - - 53 0.379 263 316 5th in Dilio
1998–99 70 46 20 4 - - 96 0.686 298 206 2nd in Dilio
1999–2000 72 41 20 6 5 - 93 0.611 316 259 2nd in Maritimes
2000–01 72 32 24 10 6 - 80 0.514 235 253 1st in Maritimes
2001–02 72 39 21 9 3 - 90 0.604 267 197 2nd in Maritimes
2002–03 72 44 15 10 3 - 101 0.681 289 206 1st in Maritimes
2003–04 70 17 43 7 3 - 44 0.293 194 274 4th in Atlantic
2004–05 70 42 16 10 2 - 96 0.671 242 172 1st in Atlantic
2005–06 70 35 33 - 1 1 72 0.507 246 258 5th in East
2006–07 70 32 31 - 3 4 71 0.457 269 287 6th in East
2007–08 70 42 23 - 6 2 89 0.600 278 241 1st in East
2008–09 68 19 41 - 3 5 46 0.279 193 290 6th in Atlantic
2009–10 68 13 48 - 3 4 33 0.191 171 288 6th in Atlantic
2010–11 68 20 43 - 2 3 45 0.331 186 262 5th in Maritimes Division
2011–12 68 39 22 - 2 5 85 0.625 250 238 2nd in Maritimes Division
2012–13 68 58 6 - 3 1 120 0.882 347 176 1st in Telus Maritimes Division
President's Cup champion
Memorial Cup champion
2013–14 68 47 18 - - 3 97 0.713 292 182 1st in Telus Maritimes Division
2014–15 68 32 30 - 4 2 70 0.515 227 242 4th in Maritimes Division
2015–16 68 21 39 - 7 1 50 0.345 193 277 6th in Maritimes Division

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.halifaxmooseheads.ca/default.asp?mn=1.7.25 Mooseheads history
  2. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/halifax-mooseheads-5976.html
  3. ^ http://www.halifaxmooseheads.ca/roster/index/team/5/season/178

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