Kyle Rogers

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Not to be confused with Kylie Rogers.
Kyle Rogers
Born (1984-12-20) December 20, 1984 (age 32)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Marlies
Grand Rapids Griffins
St. John's IceCaps
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–2015

Kyle Rogers (born December 20, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional ice hockey player who last played for and captained the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.[1]

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

After being passed over by every NHL team in the NHL Entry Draft he attended Niagara University in 2005, posting 2 goals and 2 assists with 12 penalty minutes in his first year with the Purple Eagles, in which he played 28 games. At Niagara, he majored in Criminology & Criminal Justice. In the 2007 Season, his second year with Niagara, he had a decent year, settling down to, in 35 games, score 6 goals with 7 assists as well as having 37 penalty minutes. His 13 points ranked 10th on the team. In his 35-game season, he had 3 multi-point games, including a 2-goal game against no. 16 Quinnipiac, in which the Purple Eages won 5–2.

In his final year at Niagara University, he had his best season, scoring 10 goals and posting 13 assists for 23 points in 34 games. In addition to this he also racked up 40 penalty minutes. In three seasons with the Purple Eagles, Rogers played 97 games and collected 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points, along with 89 minutes in penalties.

Professional[edit]

After completing his Collegiate career in 2007–08, Rogers signed a two-year entry level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 29, 2008.[2] He was then assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

On July 31, 2014, Rogers signed a one-year contract with the Toledo Walleye. Rogers has served as the captain of the Walleye since the 2011–12 season. Rogers ranks third on the all-time list in games played for a Toledo ECHL franchise behind only Rob Thorpe (364) and Rick Judson (455).[3] On January 10, 2015, in a game against the Indy Fuel, Rogers recorded his fourth goal of the season, to become the Walleye all-time leader in goals (66), assists (102), points (168) and games played (290).[4]

After his fifth season with the Walleye and completing his 8th professional season, Rogers announced his retirement from hockey.[5]

In January 2016, Kyle Rogers was inducted into the Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2016.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Georgetown Raiders OPJHL 25 0 0 0 8
2001–02 Collingwood Blues OPJHL 7 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Georgetown Raiders OPJHL 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Buffalo Lightning OPJHL 46 21 18 39 42
2004–05 Buffalo Lightning OPJHL 47 33 45 78 90
2005–06 Niagara University CHA 28 2 2 4 12
2006–07 Niagara University CHA 35 6 7 13 37
2007–08 Niagara University CHA 34 10 13 23 40
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 7
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 71 4 7 11 63 4 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 67 5 5 10 32
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Toledo Walleye ECHL 70 12 24 36 49
2011–12 Toledo Walleye ECHL 72 20 24 44 41
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Toledo Walleye ECHL 72 15 31 46 36 6 1 0 1 8
2013–14 Toledo Walleye ECHL 64 15 19 34 12
2014–15 Toledo Walleye ECHL 41 7 10 17 10 20 1 5 6 2
AHL totals 143 9 12 21 95 14 1 0 1 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oh captain! My captain! Rogers returns to Toledo!". Toledo Walleye. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leafs sign free agent Rogers". Toronto Maple Leafs. March 28, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Kyle Rogers returns to Toledo for a fifth season". Toledo Walleye. July 31, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Walleye take down the Fuel 4-2". Toledo Walleye. January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Erie's Rogers caps 8-year career". GoErie.com. 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  6. ^ "2016 Toledo Hall of Fame Inductees". toledowalleye.com. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 

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