Stan Drulia

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Stan Drulia
Born (1968-01-05) January 5, 1968 (age 48)
Elmira, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 214th overall, 1986
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1989–2001

Stanley W. Drulia (born January 5, 1968) is an American-born Canadian former professional right winger and the current assistant coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL as of December 5, 2011.

Playing Career[edit]

Prior to his mid-season hiring in Milwaukee he was the head coach of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL where he led the Nailers to a combined 49-35-0-5 record during his tenure there. He was drafted in the eleventh round, 214th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He played 126 games in the National Hockey League, all with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He scored 15 goals and 27 assists in the NHL. Drulia was born in Elmira, New York, but grew up in Fort Erie, Ontario.

Drulia played junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls, Hamilton Steelhawks, and the Niagara Falls Thunder. Drulia holds the OHL record for most career points with 479.[1] Drulia won the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the top scoring right winger, and the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy as overage Player of the Year in the 1988–89 OHL season.

While playing in the International Hockey League, Drulia won the Turner Cup playing for the Atlanta Knights and was playoff MVP winning the Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy in 1993–94. Drulia won another Turner Cup in 1996–97 with the Detroit Vipers. Drulia won the Poile Trophy again in 1997–98 with the Detroit Vipers, even though the Vipers lost in 7 games to the Chicago Wolves.

Personal Life[edit]

After his playing career, Drulia has served as head coach of the Orlando Seals of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League, the Augusta Lynx of the ECHL, and the Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League. On July 1, 2010, Drulia was named head coach of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Belleville Bulls OHL 63 24 31 55 33 14 5 4 9 17
1985–86 Belleville Bulls OHL 66 43 37 80 73 24 4 11 15 15
1986–87 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 55 27 51 78 26 9 4 4 8 2
1987–88 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 65 52 69 121 44 14 8 16 24 12
1988–89 Maine Mariners AHL 3 1 1 2 0
1988–89 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 47 52 93 145 59 17 11 26 37 18
1989–90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 31 5 7 12 2
1989-90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 16 6 3 9 2
1990–91 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 64 63 77 140 39 3 3 2 5 4
1991–92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 77 49 53 102 46 5 2 4 6 4
1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 2 1 3 10
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 47 28 26 54 38 3 2 3 5 4
1993-94 Atlanta Knights IHL 79 54 60 114 70 14 13 12 25 8
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 66 41 49 90 60 5 1 5 6 2
1995-96 Atlanta Knights IHL 75 38 56 94 80 3 0 2 2 18
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 73 33 38 71 42 21 5 21 26 14
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 58 25 35 60 50 15 2 4 6 16
1998-99 Detroit Vipers IHL 82 23 52 75 64 11 5 4 9 10
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 68 11 22 33 24
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 34 2 4 6 18
NHL totals 126 15 27 42 52

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