Joe Callahan

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Joe Callahan
Born (1982-12-20) December 20, 1982 (age 34)
Brockton, MA, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for New York Islanders
San Jose Sharks
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 70th overall, 2002
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2004–2013

Joseph Michael Callahan (born December 20, 1982) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League. Callahan was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, but grew up in nearby Abington.

Playing career[edit]

Callahan was drafted 70th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. After three years of Collegiate Hockey with Yale University, he made his professional debut with the Coyotes affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, at the end of the 2003–04 season.

After three years with the Coyotes' minor league affiliates, Callahan signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks on July 12, 2007.[1] Joe was then assigned to the Ducks affiliate, the Portland Pirates, where he spent the entire 2007–08 season.

On July 8, 2008, he signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders.[2] After starting the 2008–09 season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Callahan made his NHL debut with the Islanders in a 4–3 defeat against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 9, 2008.[3] Callahan finished the season, playing in 18 games.

On July 16, 2009, Callahan was signed by the San Jose Sharks on a one-year contract for the 2009–10 season.[4] He scored 15 points in 35 games with the AHL's Worcester Sharks and recorded an assist in his lone San Jose appearance in a 2–1 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings on November 5, 2009.[5]

On August 3, 2010, Callahan left the Sharks and signed a one-year free agent contract with the Florida Panthers.[6] He split the 2010–11 season, between the Rochester Americans and the Panthers, appearing in a career-high 27 games.

On October 7, 2011, the Montreal Canadiens signed Callahan to a one-year, two-way contract.[7] He was later reassigned by the Canadiens to AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, for the duration of his contract.

On July 24, 2012, Callahan signed a one-year AHL contract with the Abbotsford Heat.[8]

Personal life[edit]

At Yale, Callahan's roommate was fellow professional hockey player and ex-Florida Panther team-mate Chris Higgins.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Yale University ECAC 31 3 8 11 20
2002–03 Yale University ECAC 32 2 11 13 38
2003–04 Yale University ECAC 31 6 14 20 38
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 13 0 4 4 12
2004–05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 75 4 7 11 66
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 80 1 5 6 88
2006–07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 78 1 13 14 65
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 65 1 23 24 59 18 1 11 12 35
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 56 4 9 13 38 5 1 2 3 4
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 18 0 2 2 4
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 35 4 11 15 19 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 48 4 9 13 12
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 27 0 1 1 12
2011–12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 60 3 17 20 50
2012–13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 64 0 10 10 44
NHL totals 46 0 4 4 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks sign Callahan and Segal". Anaheim Ducks. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Islanders sign defenseman Callahan". New York Islanders. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Flyers extend honme streak, edge Islanders on Gagne's PPG". CBS Sports. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Sharks sign four players, re-sign Vesce". San Jose Sharks. 2009-07-16. Archived from the original on 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Red Wings win in SO, snap Sharks 6-game win streak". Yahoo! Sports. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  6. ^ "Panthers acquire defensemen Joe Callahan and T.J. Fast". Florida Panthers. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Canadiens sign D Callahan to two-way deal". Sportsnet.ca. 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  8. ^ "Heat sign Defenceman Joe Callahan". Abbotsford Heat. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 

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