Team Facts

1998-1999 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Ian Gordon (G) 43 1975 North Battleford, SK, CAN 5'10" 170 L
Neil Little (G) 46 1971 Medicine Hat, AB, CAN 6'1" 196 L
DEFENSEMEN
Tom Ashe (D) 44 1974 Springfield, MA, USA 5'9" 185 L
Jared Bednar (D) 46 1972 Yorkton, SK, CAN 6'3" 205 R
Radim Bicanek (D) 43 1975 Uherske Hradiste, CZE 6'1" 209 L
Aris Brimanis (D) 46 1972 Cleveland, OH, USA 6'2" 214 R
Mark DeSantis (D) 46 1972 Brampton, ON, CAN 6'1" 218 R
Mickey Elick (D) 44 1974 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'0" 185 L
Kerry Huffman (D) 50 1968 Peterborough, ON, CAN 6'2" 201 L
Marc Hussey (D) 43 1975 Chatham, NB, CAN 6'4" 209 R
Dan Kordic (D/LW) 47 1971 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'5" 234 L
Gord Kruppke (D) 49 1969 Slave Lake, AB, CAN 6'1" 216 R
Mikko Kuparinen (D) 41 1977 Kerava, FIN 6'4" 220 L
Brian LaFleur (D) 43 1975 Bloomington, MN, USA 5'11" 196 L
François Leroux (D) 48 1970 Ste-Adèle, QC, CAN 6'6" 251 L
Travis Richards (D) 48 1970 Crystal, MN, USA 6'1" 194 L
Darren Rumble (D) 49 1969 Barrie, ON, CAN 6'1" 209 L
Adam Smith (D) 42 1976 Digby, NS, CAN 6'0" 216 L
Travis Tucker (D) 47 1971 Hartford, CT, USA 6'3" 220 R
FORWARDS
Anders Björk (C) 45 1973 Stockholm, SWE 6'2" 181 -
Ashley Buckberger (RW) 43 1975 Esterhazy, SK, CAN 6'2" 205 R
Danton Cole (RW)   “C” 51 1967 Pontiac, MI, USA 5'10" 183 R
Bruce Coles (LW) 49 1968 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'9" 185 R
Luke Curtin (LW) 41 1977 St. Paul, MN, USA 6'2" 209 L
Jed Fiebelkorn (LW) 46 1972 Maple Grove, MN, USA 6'4" 209 R
Joe Frederick (RW) 49 1969 Madison, WI, USA 6'0" 198 R
Todd Hlushko (C) 48 1970 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'11" 185 L
Yan Kaminsky (RW) 47 1971 Penza, RUS 6'0" 174 L
Kory Karlander (C) 46 1972 Melita, MB, CAN 6'1" 190 L
Alexei Lozhkin (LW) 44 1974 Minsk, BLR 5'9" 183 L
Don MacLean (LW) 41 1977 Sydney, NS, CAN 6'3" 214 L
Glen Metropolit (C) 44 1974 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'10" 198 R
Vaclav Nedomansky (RW) 47 1971 Bratislava, SVK 6'1" 203 L
Tom Nolan (C) 45 1973 Springfield, MA, USA 5'10" 174 L
Warren Norris (C) 44 1974 St. John's, NL, CAN 6'1" 194 L
Brent Peterson (LW) 46 1972 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'3" 201 L
Róbert Petrovický (C) 45 1973 Kosice, SVK 5'11" 179 L
Michel Picard (LW) 49 1969 Beauport, QC, CAN 5'11" 187 L
Bruce Ramsay (LW) 49 1969 Dryden, ON, CAN 6'0" 179 L
Gaétan Royer (RW) 42 1976 Donnacona, QC, CAN 6'3" 198 R
Matt Ruchty (LW) 48 1969 Kitchener, ON, CAN 6'1" 225 L
François Sasseville (C) 41 1977 St-Bruno, QC, CAN 5'11" 194 R
Darrin Shannon (LW) 48 1969 Barrie, ON, CAN 6'2" 205 L
Maxim Spiridonov (RW) 40 1978 Moskva, RUS 5'10" 185 L
Chris Szysky (RW) 42 1976 Regina, SK, CAN 6'0" 205 R
Sean Tallaire (RW) 45 1973 Steinbach, MB, CAN 6'0" 198 R
Andrei Vasilyev (C) 46 1972 Voskresensk, RUS 5'8" 181 R
Jason Weaver (LW) 46 1972 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'3" 214 L
Position: G:2 D:13 F:24 | Av Age: 26.72 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt 198 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Van Andel Arena
  • Location Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Capacity 10 834
  • Construction Year 1996
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/15/2018
11/15/2018 Up/Down Leaving Trevor Yates (F) Leaving for Toledo Walleye
11/13/2018
11/13/2018 Up/Down Joining Trevor Hamilton (D) Joining from Toledo Walleye
11/07/2018
11/07/2018 Up/Down Joining Christoffer Ehn (F) Joining from Detroit Red Wings
11/06/2018
11/06/2018 Up/Down Leaving Christoffer Ehn (F) Leaving for Detroit Red Wings
11/06/2018 Up/Down Leaving Trevor Hamilton (D) Leaving for Toledo Walleye
11/06/2018 Up/Down Joining Trevor Yates (F) Joining from Toledo Walleye
10/31/2018
10/31/2018 Up/Down Leaving Wade Megan (F) Leaving for Detroit Red Wings
10/31/2018 Up/Down Joining Joe Hicketts (D) Joining from Detroit Red Wings
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1996-1997 IHL 82 40 - 30 - 12 244 246 92 6 Conference QF loss
1997-1998 IHL 82 38 - 31 - 13 225 242 89 5 Conference QF loss
1998-1999 IHL 82 34 - 40 - 8 256 281 76 7 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 IHL 82 51 - 22 - 9 254 200 111 1 Final loss
2000-2001 IHL 82 53 - 22 - 7 279 196 113 1 Semifinal loss
2001-2002 AHL 80 42 11 27 - 0 217 178 95 1 Conference QF loss
2002-2003 AHL 80 48 11 22 - 2 240 177 106 1 Conference Final loss
2003-2004 AHL 80 44 8 28 - 0 195 166 96 2 Conference QF loss
2004-2005 AHL 80 41 8 35 - 4 200 200 86 5 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 AHL 80 43 - 20 12 5 323 247 115 1 Conference Final loss
2006-2007 AHL 80 28 - 32 9 11 226 244 85 4 Conference QF loss
2007-2008 AHL 80 25 - 41 6 8 210 245 70 5 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 AHL 80 35 - 25 8 12 255 226 98 3 Division Final loss
2009-2010 AHL 80 29 - 39 5 7 244 265 75 7 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 AHL 80 36 - 34 2 8 227 254 82 6 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 AHL 76 25 - 32 8 11 245 249 77 4 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 AHL 76 32 - 26 10 8 234 205 92 1 Champion
2013-2014 AHL 76 46 - 23 - 7 238 187 99 2 Conference SF loss
2014-2015 AHL 76 35 - 22 11 8 249 185 100 1 Conference Final loss
2015-2016 AHL 76 44 - 30 - 2 238 195 90 4 Conference SF loss
2016-2017 AHL 76 47 - 23 - 6 251 190 100 2 Champion
2017-2018 AHL 76 42 - 25 - 9 237 210 93 2 Conference QF loss
2018-2019 AHL 16 8 - 7 - 1 49 52 17 5 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Ilari Filppula (F) 2018-2019 TPS Liiga 22 9 12 21 6
2. Francis Paré (F) 2018-2019 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 29 9 11 20 8
3. Matt Caito (D) 2018-2019 Graz 99ers EBEL 19 11 8 19 16
4. Shane Berschbach (F) 2018-2019 Toledo Walleye ECHL 13 8 11 19 8
5. Dylan Larkin (F) 2018-2019 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 8 11 19 18
6. Jeremy Williams (F) 2018-2019 Straubing Tigers DEL 19 10 7 17 12
7. Tomas Tatar (F) 2018-2019 Montréal Canadiens NHL 20 9 8 17 6
8. Gleason Fournier (D) 2018-2019 Cardiff Devils EIHL 16 5 12 17 10
9. Chris Mueller (F) 2018-2019 Toronto Marlies AHL 13 8 8 16 4
10. Teemu Pulkkinen (F) 2018-2019 Dinamo Minsk KHL 25 8 8 16 8
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
2. Travis Richards (D) 655 56 182 238
3. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
4. Kip Miller (F) 203 75 133 208
5. Derek King (F) 264 73 130 203
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
2. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
3. Mitch Callahan (F) 365 94 92 186
4. Tomas Tatar (F) 265 87 109 196
5. Jamie Tardif (F) 314 79 76 155
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
2. Travis Richards (D) 655 56 182 238
3. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
4. Kip Miller (F) 203 75 133 208
5. Derek King (F) 264 73 130 203
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Darryl Bootland (F) 293 72 140 1164
2. Bruce Ramsay (F) 175 9 23 781
3. Matt Ruchty (F) 140 23 57 682
4. Chris Neil (F) 129 24 55 655
5. Greg Amadio (D) 202 2 14 574
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Travis Richards (D) 655 56 182 238
2. Brian Lashoff (D) 410 21 64 85
3. Mitch Callahan (F) 365 94 92 186
4. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
5. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Jason Lepine (D) 1 0 2 2.000
2. Chris Lindberg (F) 18 8 22 1.222
3. Pavol Demitra (F) 42 20 50 1.190
4. Róbert Petrovický (F) 56 31 66 1.179
5. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 380 1.044
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Michel Picard (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 46 55 101 1.23 58
2. Jiri Hudler (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 36 60 96 1.26 56
3. Jeff Nelson (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 34 55 89 1.09 85
4. Don MacLean (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 56 32 88 1.16 63
5. Michel Picard (F) 2002-2003 AHL 78 32 52 84 1.08 34
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Don MacLean (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 56 32 88 1.16 63
2. Michel Picard (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 46 55 101 1.23 58
3. Jiri Hudler (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 36 60 96 1.26 56
4. Jeff Nelson (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 34 55 89 1.09 85
5. Mark Mowers (F) 2002-2003 AHL 78 34 47 81 1.04 47
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jiri Hudler (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 36 60 96 1.26 56
2. Michel Picard (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 46 55 101 1.23 58
3. Jeff Nelson (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 34 55 89 1.09 85
4. Glen Metropolit (F) 1998-1999 IHL 77 28 53 81 1.05 92
5. Michel Picard (F) 2002-2003 AHL 78 32 52 84 1.08 34
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Darryl Bootland (F) 2005-2006 AHL 77 27 29 56 0.73 390
2. Matt Ruchty (F) 1996-1997 IHL 63 14 20 34 0.54 364
3. Chris Neil (F) 2000-2001 IHL 78 15 21 36 0.46 354
4. Wade Brookbank (D) 2001-2002 AHL 73 1 6 7 0.10 337
5. Darryl Bootland (F) 2004-2005 AHL 78 14 20 34 0.44 336
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 6'1" 196 lbs 24.63
2017-2018 6'1" 200 lbs 25.39
2016-2017 6'1" 201 lbs 25.71
2015-2016 6'1" 201 lbs 26.26
2014-2015 6'1" 196 lbs 25.13
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