Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Trent Yawney
Trent Yawney was selected 45th overall in the 1984 Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He played junior hockey with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL from 1982 to 1985 and joined the Canadian National Team in preparation for the 1988 Olympics after his junior career was over.

He played some of his best hockey as a member of coach Dave King's Canadian National Team. Yawney was not an overly physical player, but he was a strong skater with a good positional game so he was not a liability in the defensive zone. He had enough offensive ability to average 15 to 20 points season. Yawney has over 200 games of international hockey experience on his resume, including the 1988 Olympics and the World Championships of 1991 and 1992.

Yawney was a solid defenseman for the Blackhawks from 1988 until he was traded to Calgary in 1991 where he spent the next five seasons. In 1996 he signed with the St. Louis Blues and played there for one season before returning to Chicago, signing with the Blackhawks as a free agent, in 1997.

He injured his arm in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on January 9, 1999, and announced his retirement the following month after a twelve-year NHL career.

Yawney was named as an assistant coach with the Blackhawks on February 24, 1999, and was named as the first coach of the AHL's Norfolk Admirals on June 23, 2000.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Saskatoon Blues SMHL
1981-82 Saskatoon Blades WHL 6 1 0 1 0
1982-83 Saskatoon Blades WHL 59 6 31 37 44 6 0 2 2 0
1983-84 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 13 46 59 81
1984-85 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 16 51 67 158 3 1 6 7 7
1985-86 Canada Nat-Tm 73 6 15 21 60
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 51 4 15 19 37
1987-88 Canada Nat-Tm 60 4 12 16 81
1987-88 Canada Olympics 8 1 1 2 6
1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 2 8 10 15 +1 5 0 4 4 8
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 5 19 24 116 -5 15 3 6 9 20
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 70 5 15 20 82 -6 20 3 5 8 27
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 3 13 16 77 +6 1 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Canada WEC-A 10 2 4 6 4
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 47 4 9 13 45 -5
1991-92 Indianapolis Ice IHL 9 2 3 5 12
1991-92 Canada WC-A 6 0 1 1 4
1992-93 Calgary Flames NHL 63 1 16 17 67 +9 6 3 2 5 6
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 58 6 15 21 60 +21 7 0 0 0 16
1994-95 Calgary Flames NHL 37 0 2 2 108 -4 2 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 69 0 3 3 88 -1 4 0 0 0 2
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 39 0 2 2 17 +2
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 1 0 1 76 -5
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 0 0 0 32 -6
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 593 27 102 129 783 60 9 17 26 81


Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Stephane Matteau, December 16, 1991. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 31, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 25, 1997.
Missed remainder of 1998-99 due to arm injury vs. Colorado, January 9, 1999.
Officially announced his retirement and named Assistant Coach of Chicago, February 24, 1999.
Named Head Coach of expansion Norfolk Admirals (AHL) franchise, June 23, 2000.
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