Team Facts
Plays in American Hockey League Team colours Brown + White Town Hershey, PA, USA Founded 1932

1981-1982 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Rollie Boutin (G) 65 1957 Westlock, AB, CAN 5'10" 190 L
Bart Hunter (G) 63 1959 Vancouver, BC, CAN 5'10" 154 -
Al Jensen (G) 64 1958 Hamilton, ON, CAN 5'10" 181 L
DEFENSEMEN
Timo Blomqvist (D) 62 1961 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 201 R
Pierre Bouchard (D) 74 1948 Longueuil, QC, CAN 6'2" 205 L
Maarten Burgers (D) 62 1960 Diepenveen, NED 6'4" 205 L
Dan Clark (D) 65 1957 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 L
Al Hangsleben (D) 69 1953 Warroad, MN, USA 6'1" 194 L
Mike Haworth (D) 1955 Lacombe, AB, CAN 5'9" 174 L
Jay Johnston (D) 64 1958 Hamilton, ON, CAN 5'11" 190 L
Dwayne Lowdermilk (D) 65 1958 Burnaby, BC, CAN 5'11" 201 -
Paul MacKinnon (D) 64 1958 Brantford, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 -
Jim McTaggart (D) 62 1960 Weyburn, SK, CAN 5'11" 196 L
Vic Morin (D) 62 1960 North Bay, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 -
Frank Perkins (D/RW) 62 1960 Springtownship, PA, USA 5'10" 181 R
Darren Veitch (D) 62 1960 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 6'0" 201 R
Howard Walker (D) 64 1958 Grande Prairie, AB, CAN 6'0" 205 L
FORWARDS
Bill Bennett (RW) 69 1953 Warwick, RI, USA 6'5" 236 L
Todd Bidner (C) 61 1961 Petrolia, ON, CAN 6'2" 205 L
Tony Cassolato (RW) 66 1956 Guelph, ON, CAN 5'11" 181 R
Joe Contini (C) 66 1957 Guelph, ON, CAN 5'9" 165 L
Glen Currie (LW) 64 1958 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'2" 181 L
Lou Franceschetti (RW) 64 1958 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 L
Joseph Godin (RW) 65 1957 Donnacona, QC, CAN 5'10" 190 L
Wes Jarvis (C) 64 1958 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'11" 185 L
Paul Mancini (LW) 64 1958 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'1" 185 L
Dan Miele (RW) 60 1962 LaSalle, QC, CAN 6'2" 185 R
Harvie Pocza (LW) 63 1959 Lethbridge, AB, CAN 6'2" 194 L
Jean Pronovost (RW) 77 1945 Shawinigan Falls, QC, CAN 5'11" 165 R
Errol Rausse (D/LW) 63 1959 Quesnel, BC, CAN 5'10" 179 L
Torrie Robertson (LW) 61 1961 Victoria, BC, CAN 5'11" 194 L
Tom Rowe (F) 66 1956 Lynn, MA, USA 6'0" 190 R
Robert Sirois (RW) 68 1954 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'0" 179 L
Larry Skinner (C) 67 1956 Vancouver, BC, CAN 5'11" 170 L
Tim Tookey (C) 62 1960 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'11" 181 L
Chris Valentine (F) 61 1961 Belleville, ON, CAN 6'0" 187 R
Position: G: 3, D: 13, F: 18 | Av Age: 23.74 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 189 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
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Demographics
Nationality
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Nationalities 30 players
4 players
1 player
1 player
Experience Hershey Bears: 4 514 GP
NHL: 5 546 GP
WC: 47 GP
OG: 16 GP
SHL: 205 GP
Liiga: 202 GP
AHL: 7 551 GP
DEL: 67 GP
Affiliated Team(s) South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Giant Center Location Hershey, PA, USA Capacity 10 500 Construction Year 2002
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/28/2023
01/28/2023 Up/Down Leaving Clay Stevenson (G) Leaving for South Carolina Stingrays
01/25/2023
01/25/2023 Up/Down Joining Clay Stevenson (G) Joining from South Carolina Stingrays
01/18/2023
01/18/2023 Up/Down Leaving Alexei Protas (F) Leaving for Washington Capitals
01/09/2023
01/09/2023 Up/Down Leaving Michael Kim (D) Leaving for South Carolina Stingrays
01/08/2023
01/08/2023 Up/Down Joining Joe Snively (F) Joining from Washington Capitals
01/07/2023
01/07/2023 Up/Down Joining Alexei Protas (F) Joining from Washington Capitals
01/06/2023
01/06/2023 Up/Down Leaving Alexandre Fortin (F) Leaving for South Carolina Stingrays
12/28/2022
12/28/2022 Up/Down Joining Beck Malenstyn (F) Joining from Washington Capitals
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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 AHL 80 38 11 31 - - 306 298 87 1.09 1 Division Final loss
1994-1995 AHL 80 34 10 36 - - 275 300 78 0.98 3 Division Semifinal loss
1995-1996 AHL 80 36 11 30 - 3 301 287 86 1.08 2 Conference QF loss
1996-1997 AHL 80 43 10 22 - 5 273 220 101 1.26 2 Champion
1997-1998 AHL 80 36 7 31 - 6 238 235 85 1.06 2 Conference SF loss
1998-1999 AHL 80 37 10 32 - 1 242 224 85 1.06 3 Conference QF loss
1999-2000 AHL 80 43 5 29 - 3 297 267 94 1.18 2 Conference Final loss
2000-2001 AHL 80 34 4 39 - 3 216 234 75 0.94 5 Conference Final loss
2001-2002 AHL 80 36 11 27 - 6 200 193 89 1.11 2 Conference SF loss
2002-2003 AHL 80 36 14 27 - 3 217 209 89 1.11 2 Conference QF loss
2003-2004 AHL 80 33 8 34 - 5 203 218 78 0.98 6 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 AHL 80 39 - 37 - 4 207 226 82 1.03 5 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 AHL 80 36 - 21 8 15 262 234 103 1.29 2 Champion
2006-2007 AHL 80 46 - 17 5 12 305 219 114 1.43 1 Final loss
2007-2008 AHL 80 38 - 30 4 8 253 247 92 1.15 4 Conference QF loss
2008-2009 AHL 80 40 - 23 9 8 296 240 106 1.33 1 Champion
2009-2010 AHL 80 54 - 17 6 3 342 198 123 1.54 1 Champion
2010-2011 AHL 80 46 - 26 3 5 255 214 100 1.25 2 Conference QF loss
2011-2012 AHL 76 30 - 26 8 12 244 225 88 1.16 3 Conference QF loss
2012-2013 AHL 76 29 - 31 7 9 204 196 81 1.07 4 Conference QF loss
2013-2014 AHL 76 39 - 27 - 10 221 213 88 1.16 4 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 AHL 76 37 - 22 9 8 218 181 100 1.32 1 Conference SF loss
2015-2016 AHL 76 43 - 21 - 12 259 220 98 1.29 1 Final loss
2016-2017 AHL 76 43 - 22 - 11 252 211 97 1.28 3 Conference SF loss
2017-2018 AHL 76 30 - 37 - 9 201 249 69 0.91 8 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 AHL 76 43 - 25 - 8 211 215 94 1.24 3 Conference SF loss
2019-2020 AHL 62 37 - 18 - 7 187 157 81 1.31 2 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 AHL 33 24 - 7 - 2 110 77 50 1.52 1 No playoffs held
2021-2022 AHL 76 34 - 32 - 10 202 209 78 1.03 5 First round loss
2022-2023 AHL 41 28 - 8 - 5 129 100 61 1.49 1 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Sean Collins (F) 2022-2023 EHC Olten SL 41 27 29 56 22
2. Philippe Maillet (F) 2022-2023 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 53 19 25 44 10
3. Ryan Dmowski (F) 2022-2023 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 40 18 26 44 42
4. Nicolas Deschamps (F) 2022-2023 Grenoble Ligue Magnus 32 11 33 44 10
5. Chandler Stephenson (F) 2022-2023 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 51 11 33 44 16
6. Maximilian Kammerer (F) 2022-2023 Kölner Haie DEL 44 21 21 42 8
7. Dustin Gazley (F) 2022-2023 HC Bolzano ICEHL 40 14 27 41 14
8. Steve Whitney (F) 2022-2023 SC Langenthal SL 35 18 21 39 6
9. André Burakovsky (F) 2022-2023 Seattle Kraken NHL 48 13 26 39 14
10. Riley Barber (F) 2022-2023 Texas Stars AHL 40 20 17 37 20
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mike Nykoluk (F) 972 172 636 808
2. Tim Tookey (F) 529 251 442 693
3. Arnie Kullman (F) 753 253 366 619
4. Jeannot Gilbert (F) 552 206 389 595
5. Chris Bourque (F) 604 196 390 586
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dunc Fisher (F) 511 260 301 561
2. Arnie Kullman (F) 753 253 366 619
3. Tim Tookey (F) 529 251 442 693
4. Willie Marshall (F) 439 226 344 570
5. Roger De Jordy (F) 531 222 226 448
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mike Nykoluk (F) 972 172 636 808
2. Tim Tookey (F) 529 251 442 693
3. Chris Bourque (F) 604 196 390 586
4. Jeannot Gilbert (F) 552 206 389 595
5. Arnie Kullman (F) 753 253 366 619
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Mike Stothers (D) 487 33 104 1519
2. Larry Zeidel (D) 517 40 218 1335
3. Ralph Keller (D) 737 103 408 1175
4. Jay Johnston (D) 342 12 74 1023
5. Don Nachbaur (F) 259 96 201 1014
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mike Nykoluk (F) 972 172 636 808
2. Arnie Kullman (F) 753 253 366 619
3. Ralph Keller (D) 737 103 305 408
4. Howie Yanosik (D) 608 52 220 272
5. Chris Bourque (F) 604 196 390 586
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Anton Gustafsson (D) 1 0 2 2.00
2. Tony McKegney (F) 24 21 39 1.63
3. Joe Bell (F) 17 13 27 1.59
4. Wes Jarvis (F) 96 52 152 1.58
5. Jacques Gagnon (F) 2 1 3 1.50
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tim Tookey (F) 1986-1987 AHL 80 51 73 124 1.55 45
2. George Sullivan (F) 1953-1954 AHL 69 30 89 119 1.72 54
3. Tim Tookey (F) 1992-1993 AHL 80 38 70 108 1.35 63
4. Keith Aucoin (F) 2009-2010 AHL 72 35 71 106 1.47 49
5. Mitch Lamoureux (F) 1993-1994 AHL 80 45 60 105 1.31 92
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Alexandre Giroux (F) 2008-2009 AHL 69 60 37 97 1.41 84
2. Tony Cassolato (F) 1982-1983 AHL 75 53 38 91 1.21 22
3. Roger De Jordy (F) 1966-1967 AHL 72 52 32 84 1.17 10
4. Tim Tookey (F) 1986-1987 AHL 80 51 73 124 1.55 45
5. Alexandre Giroux (F) 2009-2010 AHL 69 50 53 103 1.49 34
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. George Sullivan (F) 1953-1954 AHL 69 30 89 119 1.72 54
2. Tim Tookey (F) 1986-1987 AHL 80 51 73 124 1.55 45
3. Keith Aucoin (F) 2009-2010 AHL 72 35 71 106 1.47 49
4. Jim Montgomery (F) 1995-1996 AHL 78 34 71 105 1.35 95
5. Keith Aucoin (F) 2008-2009 AHL 70 25 71 96 1.37 73
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Steve Martinson (F) 1985-1986 AHL 69 3 6 9 0.13 432
2. Dennis Bonvie (F) 2004-2005 AHL 76 4 14 18 0.24 357
3. Louis Robitaille (F) 2007-2008 AHL 68 4 8 12 0.18 350
4. Gary Rissling (F) 1978-1979 AHL 52 14 20 34 0.65 337
5. Archie Henderson (F) 1978-1979 AHL 78 17 11 28 0.36 337
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 191 lbs 25.78
2021-2022 6'2" 199 lbs 25.64
2020-2021 6'2" 197 lbs 25.39
2019-2020 6'1" 195 lbs 24.30
2018-2019 6'1" 193 lbs 24.37
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