Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tim Cheveldae
Tim Cheveldae was selected in the fourth round, 64th overall, in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. He played his minor hockey with the Saskatoon Blades with the likes of Kelly Chase and Kerry Clark, Wendel's younger brother. After two years in junior, Cheveldae was given the opportunity to play in the NHL.

In 1988-89, he played two games for the Red Wings, losing both, while allowing nine goals. The balance of the season was spent in Adirondack where, in 30 starts, he posted a 20-8-0 record with a 3.47 gaa. The following season, he divided his time equally between teams and posted a 10-9-8 record in Detroit.

The 1990-91 season was a major breakthrough for Cheveldae as he started 65 games for the Red Wings, posting a 30-26-5 record. He followed that up with 72 and 67 game appearances the next two years before being traded to the Winnipeg Jets along with forward Dallas Drake for goalie Bob Essensa and defenseman Sergei Boutin in March 1994. However, it was a relatively short tenure in Winnipeg before Cheveldae was sent to the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1986 Entry Draft for goalie Dominic Roussel, although he never actually played for the Flyers.

In August 1996, Cheveldae signed a free-agent contract with the Boston Bruins where he played in two games, the final two of his NHL career. He continued to play professionally in the minors for another two years, with Fort Wayne and Las Vegas.

During Cheveldae's nine-year career, he found himself in the situation of having to face seven penalty shots by the opposition. Russ Courtnall and Sergei Fedorov lit the lamp on Cheveldae but he stopped attempts by Rich Sutter, Ken Linseman, Wes Walz, Dave Andreychuk, and Peter Forsberg.
On August 21, 2001, Cheveldae became the goaltending coach for the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors. He also served as assistant coach with his former team, the Saskatoon Blades, from 1998 to 2000 and spent 2000 as volunteer coach with their organization.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1983-84 Yorkton Mallers SAHA
1984-85 Melville Millionaires SJHL 23 0 5.04
1985-86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 36 21 10 3 0 4.88 8 6 2 0 3.63
1986-87 Saskatoon Blades WHL 33 20 11 0 2 4.18 5 4 1 0 3.90
1987-88 Saskatoon Blades WHL 66 44 19 3 1 3.71 6 4 2 0 4.45
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 2 0 0 4.43
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 30 20 8 0 1 3.47 2 1 0 0 5.45
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 28 10 9 8 0 3.79
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 31 17 8 6 0 3.77
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 30 26 5 2 3.55 7 3 4 0 3.32
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 72 38 23 9 2 3.20 11 3 7 2 2.51
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 34 24 7 4 3.25 7 3 4 0 3.40
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30 16 9 1 1 3.47
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 2 1 0 1 0 3.36
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 14 5 8 1 1 3.96
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 8 16 3 0 3.70
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 8 18 3 0 3.93
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 8 4 3 0 0 4.07 4 2 2 0 3.36
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 1 0 0 3.23
1996-97 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 21 6 9 4 0 3.96
1997-98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 38 9 17 5 0 3.95
NHL Totals 340 149 136 37 10 3.49 25 9 15 2 3.00


WHL East First All-Star Team (1988) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1992) Traded to Winnipeg by Detroit with Dallas Drake for Bob Essensa and Sergei Bautin, March 8, 1994. Traded to Philadelphia by Winnipeg with Winnipeg's 3rd round pick (Chester Gallant) in 1996 NHL Draft for Dominic Roussel, February 27, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 27, 1996.
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