Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jon Casey
Jon Casey kicked his career into high gear by accepting an invitation to play hockey for the University of North Dakota from 1980-84. While there, he was a strong performer, having been twice named to the WCHA first All-Star team and was selected to the NCAA West First All-American Team in 1984.

Before he was able to complete his academic program, however, Casey signed as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars. From 1984-88, he saw only limited action with the Stars, spending more of his time, securing his game in the AHL and the IHL.

Casey finally became a full-time NHLer in 1988-89. During that year he appeared in 55 games, the first of six consecutive 50-game seasons.

In 1989-90, he set career highs by playing 60 regular-season and playoff games while winning 34 of them. The following year, he led the North Stars to the Stanley Cup finals where, in spite of his stellar performance, Mario Lemieux and the Penguins prevailed.

Casey lasted two additional seasons in Minnesota before closing out his NHL career with the Bruins in the Blues. In 1997-98, he played his final season of pro hockey with the Kansas City Blades of the IHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1980-81 University of North Dakota WCHA 5 3 1 0 0 3.80
1981-82 University of North Dakota WCHA 18 15 3 0 1 2.77
1981-82 United States WJC-A 5 1 2 0 0 4.11
1982-83 University of North Dakota WCHA 17 9 6 2 0 2.51
1983-84 University of North Dakota WCHA 37 25 10 2 2 3.13
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 2 1 0 0 0 4.29
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 46 30 11 4 4 2.63 13 8 3 0 3.31
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 26 11 11 1 0 3.89
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 9 4 3 1 0 3.88
1986-87 Springfield Indians AHL 13 1 8 0 0 4.36
1986-87 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 31 14 15 0 0 4.45
1987-88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 14 1 7 4 0 3.71
1987-88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 42 24 13 5 2 3.64 7 3 3 0 4.08
1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 55 18 17 12 1 3.06 4 1 3 0 4.55
1989-90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 61 31 22 4 3 3.22 7 3 4 1 3.04
1989-90 United States WEC-A 6 4 2 0 0 2.69
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars Fr-Tour 3 0 1 0 0 4.86
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 55 21 20 11 3 2.98 23 14 7 1 3.04
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 52 19 23 5 2 3.40 7 3 4 0 3.02
1991-92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 4 2 1 1 0 2.64
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 60 26 26 5 3 3.33
1993-94 Boston Bruins NHL 57 30 15 9 4 2.88 11 5 6 0 2.92
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 7 5 4 0 2.75 2 0 1 0 4.00
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 2 3 0 0 3.80 12 6 6 1 2.89
1995-96 Peoria Rivermen IHL 43 21 19 2 3 3.05
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 3 8 0 0 3.39
1996-97 Worcester IceCats AHL 4 2 1 1 0 2.45
1997-98 Kansas City Blades IHL 24 9 13 2 2 2.78
NHL Totals 425 170 157 55 16 3.21 66 32 31 3 3.07


WCHA First All-Star Team (1982, 1984)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1983)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1984)
AHL First All-Star Team (1985)
Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against - AHL) (1985)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender - AHL) (1985) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, April 1, 1984. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Boston by Dallas for Andy Moog to complete transaction that sent Gord Murphy to Dallas (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 29, 1994.
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