Team Facts
Plays in Western Hockey League Team colours Blue + White Town Saskatoon, SK, CAN Founded 1964

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#33 Ethan Chadwick (G) 18 2004 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 6'0" 176 L
#31 Austin Elliott (G) 18 2004 Strathmore, AB, CAN 6'1" 161 L
DEFENSEMEN
#5 Aidan De La Gorgendiere (D)   “C” 20 2002 Abbotsford, BC, CAN 6'1" 183 L
#3 Blake Gustafson (D) 20 2002 Ardrossan, AB, CAN 6'3" 203 L
#24 Tanner Molendyk (D) 17 2005 Kamloops, BC, CAN 5'11" 176 L
#2 Ben Saunderson (D) 18 2004 Carberry, MB, CAN 6'1" 190 L
#26
Spencer Shugrue (D) 19 2003 Point Roberts, WA, USA 5'8" 154 L
#47 Charlie Wright (D) 19 2003 Olds, AB, CAN 6'1" 179 L
#45 Tomas Zizka (D) 17 2005 Zlin, CZE 6'0" 170 L
FORWARDS
#23 Rowan Calvert (F) 17 2005 Moose Jaw, SK, CAN 5'9" 181 L
#28 Lukas Hansen (F) 17 2005 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'11" 172 L
#29 Jordan Keller (F) 17 2005 Sapporo, JPN 5'10" 161 L
#43 Justin Lies (RW) 19 2003 Flin Flon, MB, CAN 6'1" 205 R
#8 Brandon Lisowsky (LW) Toronto Maple Leafs 18 2004 Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN 5'9" 181 L
#20 Tyler Parr (F) 17 2005 La Salle, MB, CAN 5'11" 179 R
#72 Josh Pillar (RW/C) Minnesota Wild 20 2002 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 5'11" 172 R
#46 Smyth Rebman (F) 16 2006 Prince George, BC, CAN 5'11" 165 R
#34 Conner Roulette (LW/C) Dallas Stars 19 2003 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'10" 181 L
#19 Yegor Sidorov (F) 18 2004 Vitebsk, BLR 6'0" 176 L
#17 Misha Volotovskii (F) 17 2005 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'2" 170 L
#18 Vaughn Watterodt (C) 18 2004 Rosetown, SK, CAN 5'11" 181 L
#9 Jayden Wiens (F) 19 2003 Carrot River, SK, CAN 5'9" 143 L
#38 Trevor Wong (C/LW) 19 2003 Vancouver, BC, CAN 5'9" 154 L
Position: G: 2, D: 7, F: 14 | Av Age: 18.13 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 174 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 20 players
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1 player
1 player
Experience Saskatoon Blades: 1 457 GP
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name SaskTel Centre Location Saskatoon, SK Capacity 15 100 Construction Year 1988
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/23/2022
11/23/2022 Confirmed Leaving Marek Schneider (D) Leaving for Red Deer Rebels
10/03/2022
10/03/2022 Confirmed Leaving Nolan Maier (G) Leaving for Lehigh Valley Phantoms
09/28/2022
09/28/2022 Confirmed Joining Blake Gustafson (D) Joining from Red Deer Rebels
09/13/2022
09/13/2022 Confirmed Joining Morgan Tastad (D) Joining from Saskatoon Contacts U18 AAA
09/05/2022
09/05/2022 Confirmed Joining Fraser Leonard (D) Joining from Edge School U16 Prep
08/31/2022
08/31/2022 Confirmed Joining Justin Lies (F) Joining from Vancouver Giants
08/31/2022 Confirmed Leaving Kyren Gronick (F) Leaving for Vancouver Giants
08/30/2022
08/30/2022 Confirmed Leaving Kyle Crnkovic (F) Leaving for Seattle Thunderbirds
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1993-1994 WHL 72 49 1 22 - - 326 229 99 1.38 2 Final loss
1994-1995 WHL 72 41 8 23 - - 324 254 90 1.25 3 Conference SF loss
1995-1996 WHL 72 29 1 42 - - 314 351 59 0.82 14 Conference QF loss
1996-1997 WHL 72 18 6 48 - - 227 344 42 0.58 16 Did not make playoffs
1997-1998 WHL 72 25 8 39 - - 263 327 58 0.81 13 Conference QF loss
1998-1999 WHL 72 16 7 49 - - 184 291 39 0.54 17 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 WHL 72 34 8 27 - 3 216 223 79 1.10 7 Conference SF loss
2000-2001 WHL 72 19 5 43 - 5 193 265 48 0.67 17 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 WHL 72 27 5 37 - 3 216 257 62 0.86 16 Conference QF loss
2002-2003 WHL 72 40 5 27 - 0 234 205 85 1.18 7 Conference QF loss
2003-2004 WHL 72 7 11 52 - 2 140 279 27 0.38 20 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 WHL 72 37 6 23 - 6 234 215 86 1.19 7 Conference QF loss
2005-2006 WHL 72 41 - 25 - 6 232 217 88 1.22 7 Conference SF loss
2006-2007 WHL 72 27 - 41 - 4 174 231 58 0.81 18 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 WHL 72 29 - 34 - 9 182 229 67 0.93 15 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 WHL 72 49 - 18 - 5 283 195 103 1.43 3 Conference QF loss
2009-2010 WHL 72 46 - 19 - 7 258 226 99 1.38 3 Conference SF loss
2010-2011 WHL 72 56 2 13 - 1 310 213 115 1.60 1 Conference SF loss
2011-2012 WHL 72 40 - 29 - 3 268 250 83 1.15 2 Conference QF loss
2012-2013 WHL 72 44 - 22 - 6 280 221 94 1.31 1 Conference QF loss
2013-2014 WHL 72 16 - 51 - 5 207 317 37 0.51 6 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 WHL 72 19 - 49 - 4 195 308 42 0.58 6 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 WHL 72 26 - 42 - 4 219 318 56 0.78 6 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 WHL 72 28 - 35 - 9 190 248 65 0.90 5 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 WHL 72 35 - 33 - 4 237 276 74 1.03 6 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 WHL 68 45 - 15 - 8 259 190 98 1.44 2 Division Final loss
2019-2020 WHL 63 34 - 24 - 5 211 197 73 1.16 4 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 WHL 24 16 - 5 - 3 80 62 35 1.46 3 No playoffs held
2021-2022 WHL 68 38 - 26 - 4 219 217 80 1.18 3 First round loss
2022-2023 WHL 21 16 - 5 - 0 78 44 32 1.52 2 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1988-1989 M-Cup 3 2 - 1 - - 12 10 4 1.33 1 Final loss
2012-2013 M-Cup 3 1 - 2 - - 9 9 2 0.67 4 Did not make playoffs
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Ethan Mack (F) 2022-2023 Edmonton Royals CapJHL 12 17 18 35 37
2. Braden Plaschewsky (F) 2022-2023 CBHA Rangers U21 B HC U21 9 6 26 32 6
3. Michael Burns (F) 2022-2023 EXA IceFighters Leipzig Germany3 24 9 18 27 43
4. Brendan Lee (F) 2022-2023 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 25 14 11 25 26
5. Josh Paulhus (F) 2022-2023 Niverville Nighthawks MJHL 22 11 14 25 40
6. Kyle Crnkovic (F) 2022-2023 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 20 10 15 25 10
7. Braylon Shmyr (F) 2022-2023 Herner EV 2007 Germany3 23 11 13 24 4
8. Chris Collins (F) 2022-2023 Villacher SV ICEHL 22 7 15 22 8
9. Max Gerlach (F) 2022-2023 HC Presov Slovakia 21 13 7 20 16
10. Connor Sanvido (F) 2022-2023 Pergine Italy2 12 7 13 20 16
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Frank Banham (F) 278 190 180 370
2. Paul Buczkowski (D) 337 126 224 350
3. Bernie Federko (F) 206 133 211 344
4. Mark Deyell (F) 205 112 202 314
5. Josh Nicholls (F) 332 138 175 313
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Frank Banham (F) 278 190 180 370
2. Tracey Katelnikoff (F) 263 155 149 304
3. Blair Chapman (F) 190 148 158 306
4. Perry Ganchar (F) 212 141 167 308
5. Josh Nicholls (F) 332 138 175 313
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Paul Buczkowski (D) 337 126 224 350
2. Bernie Federko (F) 206 133 211 344
3. Mark Deyell (F) 205 112 202 314
4. Ralph Klassen (F) 300 81 194 275
5. Pat Price (D) 267 51 188 239
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Shawn Yakimishyn (D) 263 65 151 925
2. Kevin Kaminski (F) 183 90 240 823
3. Jerome Engele (D) 263 3 60 815
4. Kelly Chase (F) 195 45 126 800
5. Wes George (F) 231 87 184 759
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Paul Buczkowski (D) 337 126 224 350
2. Josh Nicholls (F) 332 138 175 313
3. Warren Peters (F) 330 111 107 218
4. Mathieu Cusson (F) 322 95 146 241
5. Nick Zajac (F) 322 55 97 152
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Bernie Blanchette (F) 100 97 200 2.00
2. Ken George (F) 1 1 2 2.00
3. Murray Brumwell (D) 1 0 2 2.00
4. Rick Boehm (F) 1 0 2 2.00
5. Bradley Bergen (D) 1 0 2 2.00
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Bernie Federko (F) 1975-1976 WCHL 72 72 115 187 2.60 106
2. Bruce Eakin (F) 1981-1982 WHL 66 42 125 167 2.53 120
3. Roger Kortko (F) 1982-1983 WHL 72 62 99 161 2.24 79
4. Mark Deyell (F) 1995-1996 WHL 69 61 98 159 2.30 122
5. Blair Chapman (F) 1975-1976 WCHL 69 71 86 157 2.28 67
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Frank Banham (F) 1995-1996 WHL 72 83 69 152 2.11 116
2. Gerry Pinder (F) 1966-1967 CMJHL 55 78 62 140 2.55 95
3. Laurie Yaworski (F) 1970-1971 WCHL 57 73 54 127 2.23 104
4. Bernie Federko (F) 1975-1976 WCHL 72 72 115 187 2.60 106
5. Blair Chapman (F) 1975-1976 WCHL 69 71 86 157 2.28 67
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Bruce Eakin (F) 1981-1982 WHL 66 42 125 167 2.53 120
2. Bernie Federko (F) 1975-1976 WCHL 72 72 115 187 2.60 106
3. Orest Kindrachuk (F) 1970-1971 WCHL 61 49 100 149 2.44 103
4. Roger Kortko (F) 1982-1983 WHL 72 62 99 161 2.24 79
5. Mark Deyell (F) 1995-1996 WHL 69 61 98 159 2.30 122
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mel Hewitt (F) 1976-1977 WCHL 69 8 18 26 0.38 373
2. Mark Raiter (D) 1991-1992 WHL 72 2 12 14 0.19 354
3. Bruce Gordon (F) 1981-1982 WHL 64 12 22 34 0.53 353
4. Leroy Gorski (D) 1981-1982 WHL 59 4 17 21 0.36 350
5. Dave Brown (F) 1981-1982 WHL 62 11 33 44 0.71 344
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 5'11" 174 lbs 18.13
2021-2022 5'11" 176 lbs 18.65
2020-2021 6'0" 185 lbs 18.69
2019-2020 6'1" 188 lbs 19.03
2018-2019 6'0" 188 lbs 19.13
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Recent WHL Bantam Draft Selections
RND # Player Born Birtplace HT WT
2022
1 #21 Isaac Poll (D) 05/03/2007 White City, SK, CAN 6'1" 161 lbs
2 #35 Hudson Kibblewhite (F) 04/07/2007 Vernon, BC, CAN 6'0" 161 lbs
2 #41 Jordan Martin (D) 01/08/2007 Abbotsford, BC, CAN 6'0" 174 lbs
3 #62 Lochlan Tetarenko (C) 08/09/2007 Houston, TX, USA 5'8" 143 lbs
4 #70 Brayden Klimpke (D) 10/08/2007 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'7" 126 lbs
4 #72 Maxx Hamelin (F) 05/30/2007 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'7" 137 lbs
6 #129 Rylan Hue (F) 05/04/2007 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 5'10" 154 lbs
7 #137 Dayton Deschamps (D) 08/19/2007 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 5'7" 134 lbs
7 #149 Tyler Deakos (F) 01/30/2007 Canmore, AB, CAN 5'9" 141 lbs
8 #167 Hudson Roberge (D) 03/31/2007 West Kelowna, BC, CAN 6'4" 205 lbs
10 #211 Malakai Zwiers (G) 11/25/2007 Lloydminster, SK, CAN 6'3" 174 lbs
11 #233 Colten Worthington (F) 08/27/2007 Brandon, MB, CAN 5'9" 146 lbs
12 #255 No selection was made
13 #277 No selection was made
14 #299 No selection was made
2021
2 #34 Zach Moore (F) 06/07/2006 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 5'9" 148 lbs
3 #53 Evan Gardner (G) 06/25/2006 Fort St. John, BC, CAN 6'2" 161 lbs
3 #62 Smyth Rebman (F) 01/20/2006 Prince George, BC, CAN 5'11" 165 lbs
3 #65 EJ Emery (D) 03/30/2006 Surrey, BC, CAN 6'3" 165 lbs
4 #68 Fraser Leonard (D) 06/22/2006 London, GBR 6'1" 174 lbs
5 #101 Ryan Zaremba (F) 03/30/2006 Balgonie, SK, CAN 5'7" 154 lbs
5 #106 Michael Gallant (D) 09/28/2006 Langley, BC, CAN 5'10" 172 lbs
8 #175 Finn McLaughlin (D) 02/28/2006 Canmore, AB, CAN 6'0" 172 lbs
9 #194 Morgan Tastad (D) 01/10/2006 Loreburn, SK, CAN 6'2" 174 lbs
10 #216 Jackson Kostiuk (F) 09/14/2006 East St. Paul, MB, CAN 5'10" 154 lbs
11 #238 No selection was made
12 #260 No selection was made
13 #282 No selection was made
2020
1 #5 Tanner Molendyk (D) 02/03/2005 Kamloops, BC, CAN 5'11" 176 lbs
2 #28 Lukas Hansen (F) 02/22/2005 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'11" 172 lbs
3 #48 Jordan Keller (F) 03/08/2005 Sapporo, JPN 5'10" 161 lbs
3 #55 Tyler Parr (F) 01/30/2005 La Salle, MB, CAN 5'11" 179 lbs
4 #77 Misha Volotovskii (F) 06/23/2005 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'2" 170 lbs
7 #134 Carmelo Crandell (F) 03/02/2005 St. Albert, AB, CAN 5'11" 170 lbs
8 #165 Tait Humphries (D) 04/29/2005 Coquitlam, BC, CAN 5'11" 170 lbs
9 #185 Matthew Ronn (D) 10/04/2005 Yorkton, SK, CAN 6'0" 179 lbs
9 #187 Rowan Calvert (F) 10/01/2005 Moose Jaw, SK, CAN 5'9" 181 lbs
10 #209 Hayden Fechner (F) 07/25/2005 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'0" 174 lbs
11 #231 Jadon Iyogun (F) 08/18/2005 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 172 lbs
12 #253 No selection was made
13 #275 No selection was made
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