After a longshot attempt at a career in beachbumming, Admiral made it work in the professional sports industry and today works full time at Atlanta Motor Speedway while freelancing for TheSportster and other online outlets. The Thrashers joined the NHL in 1999 as an expansion franchise, and over 180 players have won a Thrashers uniform since that time. This page was last edited on 6 July 2018, at 15:19. We encourage you to review it carefully. The Boston Bruins traded big forward Blake Wheeler to the Atlanta Thrashers just prior to the 2011 trade deadline, but he only appeared in 23 games there near the end of the 2010-11 season before he moved with the team when they were sold and relocated to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season. Jeff Odgersplayed in 202 games for the Thrashers. The old Atlanta Flames team departed for Calgary in 1980 and became the Calgary Flames.The nickname \"Thrashers\", after Georgia's state bird, the brown thrasher, was selected from a fan poll. In his first full season with the Blackhawks in 2008-09, he posted 31 points while playing as a forward and then helped the team win the Stanley Cup the following season, scoring 16 points in the postseason after playing in all 82 regular season games. After moving to Winnipeg with the relocation, Oduya was traded to the Blackhawks at the 2012 trade deadline and won championships there in 2013 and 2015. After 3 ½ seasons to start his NHL career with the New Jersey Devils, the Swedish-born Johnny Oduya was part of the 2010 blockbuster trade that sent Thrashers star Ilya Kovalchuk, to the Devils. Number of players drafted: 107 Players drafted per nation. This marked a return to Atlanta, Georgia by the NHL. Bobby Holik, who joined the Thrashers in 2005, was named captain for the 2007–08season, his last in Atlanta. This season has been a tough one for him, though, as he has under performed and battled injury. Savard spent his final five seasons in Boston while battling his physical challenges. 8 plrs, Czech Rep. In 11 seasons, they made one single playoff appearance and only three times had winning seasons. He was traded to the Thrashers during the 2010 offseason and played one full season there, finishing second in points in his natural defenseman position with 20 goals and 33 assists. The Blues reacquired Tkachuk later that offseason, and he went on to play three more years there, becoming one of just five American-born players to score 500 goals and the sixth American to surpass the 1,000-point plateau. The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. 52 plrs, USA Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. By the 1999-2000 season, pro hockey had returned to the ice in the Peach State, and they averaged a pretty decent 17,206 fans per game during that first year. is the official web site of the National Hockey League. He then agreed to a two-way contract with the Thrashers later that season and became easily the oldest active NHL player and second-oldest in the history of the league to suit up in a game when Atlanta called him up for seven games in 2010 at the ripe old age of 48. He played his first seven NHL seasons in the Senators organization and then joined the Thrashers after the 2004-05 lockout via the trade that sent Dany Heatley to Ottawa. Providing needed veteran leadership to the fledgling expansion club in its first few years of existence, Ferraro finished second in scoring in 1999-2000 and then led the team with 76 points in his second season there. Dany Heatley won Rookie of the Year honors as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002 after the team took him second overall in the draft two years earlier. Atlanta Thrashers all-time stats, scoring leaders and demographics … 2 plrs, Latvia During his time in Atlanta, Kovalchuk won the “Rocket” Richard Trophy with 41 goals in 2003-04, made three All-Star Games and led the league in power-play goals in 2005-06 with 27. For hockey, it has been known as something less than a mecca. When the Thrashers declined to re-sign him after the 2009-10 season, Kozlov elected to return to his native Russia, where he played for five more seasons in the KHL before retiring in 2015. After Kovalchuk completed just three years of his massive 15-year, $100 million deal with the Devils in 2013, he retired from the NHL and returned to Russia to play in the KHL. Atlanta Thrashers - Not Active (USA) - hockey team page with roster, stats, transactions at He spent most of his first year in the U.S. with the Thrashers’ AHL affiliate in Chicago, but in his four starts for the Thrash, he went 4-0, with one shutout and posted a 1.25 GAA and a .953 save percentage. 5 plrs, Slovakia After most of a third year in a Thrashers uniform, Ferraro was traded to the St. Louis Blues in March of 2002, where he played 15 more games and then retired. All rights reserved. He had 594 points in 615 games with the Thrashers and never finished with fewer than 51 points there. Oct 8, ATL (1-0) beat WSH, 4-2. Andrey Zubarev - Atlanta Thrashers.jpg 2,700 × 3,000; 3.6 MB The NHL has updated its Privacy Policy effective January 16, 2020. He’s now an assistant coach with the team and has also dabbled in hockey broadcasting with Fox Sports 1. 1 plr. Team Statistics Table; Team AvAge GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA S S% SA SV% PDO SO; Atlanta Thrashers: 29.3: 82: 34: 40: 8: 76.463: 207: 266-0.80-0.12 In his life after hockey, Savard has tried his hand at professional golf and helps coach minor youth hockey in Ontario. Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Every 'Rookie Of The Year' From The 2010s: Where Are They Now? \"Thrashers\" had actually been runner-up to \"Flames\" for Atlanta's first NHL team and Philips Arena, the Thrashers' new home, was … Oct 15, ATL (2-2) beat ANA, 5-4 SO. Throughout years of front-office turmoil, the Thrashers’ on-ice product was equally as bad. This year, he’s having a pretty mediocre season between the pipes and is under contract through next season. 2007-08 Atlanta Thrashers roster and statistics League Search Page -> NHL -> 2007-08 -> Atlanta Thrashers -> Roster & Statistics Click to view Player Register Here are 15 of those former Atlanta Thrashers players and a look at what they’re up to today. He lives with his wife, Cammi Granato, a former U.S. Women’s Hockey team captain and broadcaster herself, in Vancouver. Since then, Kunitz has won a Cup with the Ducks and two with the Penguins and is currently serving as an alternate captain in Pittsburgh as they try to win their second title in as many seasons. All Rights Reserved. The players hated being there too. After surviving childhood by wrestling bears in the wilds of Alaska, Admiral Chill took his talents to South Carolina, where he earned a degree in Sport Management from Coastal Carolina University (Go Chanticleers!). In his free time, you might catch him playing soccer at Piedmont Park, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains or screaming at his TV during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. … The Thrashers joined the NHL in 1999 as an expansion franchise, and over 180 players have won a Thrashers uniform since that time. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy. His contract expires after the conclusion of next season when the Vancouver native turns 27. The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. Atlanta has long been known as something of a mecca for African-Americans. These days, Tkachuk lives in St. Louis and stays involved in the St. Louis AAA Blues youth hockey program and serves as a part-time amateur scout for the NHL Blues. After just two games with the Thrashers in which he served two penalty minutes and turned in a -3 plus/minus rating, Kunitz was reclaimed off waivers by the Ducks and ended up playing 67 games there that season, breaking Paul Kariya’s record of 39 points as a rookie with 41 of his own. In the Thrashers’ four playoff games against the Rangers, Tkachuk had a goal and two assists, along with 12 penalty minutes. At just 30, he’s got plenty of good hockey left to play. He has posted at least 61 points in every non-lockout season since moving to Winnipeg and was named team captain prior to the start of this season. Dany Heatley won Rookie of the Year honors as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002 after the team took him second… But in the Atlanta metropolitan region, which has a black population of more than 50 percent, the players understand their presence on this Thrashers roster could be a big sell. After 10 seasons in the ‘Wings’ organization, Kozlov was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in the deal that sent goaltender Dominik Hasek to Detroit. With Atlanta looking for a boost as they entered the 2007 playoffs, they acquired Tkachuk in exchange for Glen Metropolit and a few draft picks. 7 plrs, Russia Atlanta Thrashers all-time player list. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2019. Now, there's speculation that the Atlanta Thrashers … All Rights Reserved. There were some notable names to suit up for the Thrash, but for the most part, guys got out of Dodge at the first opportunity they got. Dan Rosen, Tavares-Subban friendship adds something extra, Canes enter home opener brimming with confidence. 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