Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Slaney
After two seasons with the OHL's Cornwall Royals, John Slaney was the Washington Capitals' first choice, ninth overall, in the 1990 Entry Draft. It was quite the year for Slaney as he amassed 97 points in 64 games while being named to the league's first all-star team and winning the Canadian Major Junior Defenceman of the Year award. He stayed in Cornwall for two more seasons while also playing in the World Junior Championship in both 1991 and 1992, winning a gold medal in the first. From there, he played in the AHL with the Baltimore Skipjacks and then went on to the NHL.

Slaney played the 1993-94 season both in Washington and in the AHL with the Portland Pirates, and got his first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs that spring. After another season with both the Caps and Pirates, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 1995, where he played only seven games before being dealt once again, this time to the L.A. Kings.

Over the next five years, Slaney moved around to several teams including the Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, and Pittsburgh Penguins, before ending up in Philadelphia with the Flyers organization midway through the 2000-01 season and continues to play.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 St. John's Midget Capitals NFAHA 65 41 69 110 70
1988-89 Cornwall Royals OHL 66 16 43 59 23 18 8 16 24 10
1989-90 Cornwall Royals OHL 64 38 59 97 68 6 0 8 8 11
1990-91 Cornwall Royals OHL 34 21 25 46 28
1990-91 Canada WJC-A 7 1 2 3 6
1991-92 Cornwall Royals OHL 34 19 41 60 43 6 3 8 11 0
1991-92 Canada WJC-A 7 1 3 4 6
1991-92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 6 2 4 6 0
1992-93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 79 20 46 66 60 7 0 7 7 8
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 47 7 9 16 27 +3 11 1 1 2 2
1993-94 Portland Pirates AHL 29 14 13 27 17
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 16 0 3 3 6 -3
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 8 3 10 13 4 7 1 3 4 4
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 7 0 3 3 4 +2
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 5 0 4 4 2
1995-96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 6 11 17 10 +5
1996-97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 32 3 11 14 4 -10
1996-97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 35 9 25 34 8
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 3 14 17 24 -3
1997-98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 5 2 2 4 10 -4
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 46 2 12 14 14 -12
1998-99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 7 0 1 1 0 +5
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 29 1 4 5 10 -10 2 1 0 1 2
1999-00 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 49 30 30 60 25 +1
2000-01 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 40 12 38 50 4 +3
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 25 6 11 17 10 +13 10 2 6 8 6
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +2 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 64 20 39 59 26 +12 5 2 1 3 0
2002-03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 55 9 33 42 36 +2
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 2 2 0 0
2003-04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 59 19 29 48 31 +20 12 3 4 7 6
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 78 14 30 44 39 +12 21 3 7 10 12
2005-06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 79 8 42 50 60 -14
2006-07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 55 9 24 33 26 -11
2007-08 Kolner Haie Germany 53 6 27 33 40 9 1 5 6 8
2008-09 Frankfurt Lions Germany 52 11 16 27 44 5 0 2 2 4
2009-10 Frankfurt Lions Germany 44 4 20 24 18 4 0 1 1 2
2010-11 HC Plzen 1929 CzRep 29 3 8 11 24 4 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 268 22 69 91 99 14 2 1 3 4


OHL First All-Star Team (1990)
Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (1990)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1991)
AHL First All-Star Team (2001, 2002)
Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman - AHL) (2001, 2002) AHL Second All-Star Team (2004)
Traded to Colorado by Washington for Philadelphia's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Washington selected Shawn McNeil) in 1996 NHL Draft, July 12, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Colorado for Winnipeg's 6th round pick (previously acquired, Colorado selected Brian Willsie) in 1996 NHL Draft, December 28, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 19, 1997. Claimed by Nashville from Phoenix in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 30, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh for Kevin Stevens, January 14, 2001.
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