Wes Goldie

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Wes Goldie
Born (1979-05-05) May 5, 1979 (age 37)
London, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2012

Wes Goldie (born May 5, 1979) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who last played for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. He is the ECHL’s all-time leader in career goals with 370, and the seventh all-time career scorer with 605 points.[1]

Goldie has scored an ECHL-best 175 goals while not missing a single game over the last four seasons with the Victoria Salmon Kings, including 44 last year, second only to Utah's Ryan Kinasewich. He also finished second in the league with 48 goals (a North American career-high) in 2009, when he earned first team all-ECHL honors, and 41 in 2007, while leading the ECHL with 42 in 2008 (two better than younger brother, Ash). Wes shared the league lead in shorthanded goals for three consecutive years beginning in 2007, scoring 19 over that span.

He began his pro career under the tutelage of former Aces head coach Davis Payne with the Pee Dee Pride. Goldie would play the 2003-04 season with the Pride under another former Alaska head coach, Perry Florio, and finishing tied for fourth in the league with 36 goals. In his lone recall to the AHL with Bridgeport in 2004, Goldie scored one goal in two games.

Prior to turning pro at the tail end of the 1999-2000 season, Goldie played four years in the Ontario Hockey League, scoring 121 over his last three campaigns, including a junior-best 46 in 1998-99, good enough for sixth in the OHL. He has missed the playoffs only once in his eight full seasons as a professional (2003–04), and owns 56 points (34g-22a) in 61 career postseason games.

On March 24, 2012, in a loss against the Ontario (Calif.) Reign, Goldie broke breaking the previous mark of 368 held by Rod Taylor. He retired as the league's all-time goal leader with 370.

In 2014, Goldie was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame.[2]


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jordan Krestanovich
Victoria Salmon Kings team captain
Succeeded by
Pete Vandermeer