Tuesday, 22 September 2015

13 Former Wheat Kings in Top 125

Ray Allison (left), Bill Derlago (center) and Brian Propp (right) were three of 13 former Wheat Kings among
the Top-125 WHL players of all-time.
  The Western Hockey League announced its list of the top 125 players in Western Hockey League history on Tuesday, and 13 former members of the Brandon Wheat Kings were included.

  Ray Allison, Laurie Boschman, Ron Chipperfield, Bill Derlago, Eric Fehr, Ray Ferraro, Glen Hanlon, Trevor Kidd, Brad McCrimmon, Marty Murray, Brian Propp, Wade Redden and Brayden Schenn were the 13 former Wheat Kings on the list.

  Brandon product Dean Evason, who played with Kamloops, is also on the list along with Foxwarren product Pat Falloon (Spokane).

  There's no doubt the panel had a tall task in reducing the list to the 125, but the most obvious exclusion from a Wheat Kings' standpoint for me is Peter Schaefer.

  Schaefer would be on the first all-star team for me for the best players I've seen in my 22 years of doing Wheat Kings' play-by-play.

  For the record, Eric Fehr and Marty Murray would be the other two forwards on the first team while Wade Redden and Burke Henry are the defencemen and Jody Lehman is my goaltender.

  I'm curious whether having 13 players to vote for will be less beneficial for Wheat Kings' fans as opposed to teams that have less players on the list, and thus can vote my often for those fewer players.

  I'm, of course, biased but I'd be extremely disappointed if there aren't at least eight of the 13 former Wheat Kings' players listed above don't end up in the top-50.


WHL ANNOUNCES TOP 125 PLAYERS
Top 125 players in WHL history selected by committee of League historians. 
 
Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League unveiled today its list of the top 125 players in WHL history as selected by a committee of League historians.
 
The list includes WHL greats from the League’s inception in 1966 through to players that suited up as recently as last season. In total, 88 forwards, 27 defencemen, and 10 goaltenders made the list. Players were selected based on a combination of the impact they had while playing in the WHL and their careers upon graduating from the League.
 
The committee was comprised of members of the media and individuals who have demonstrated long-standing contributions to the WHL, along with members the WHL Office staff. The WHL would like to thank Gregg Drinnan, Norm Dueck, Peter Loubardias, Bob Ridley, Dan Russell, Rob Vanstone, Dean Vrooman and Bill Willms for their assistance with this project. 
 
As a part of the WHL’s 50th Season celebrations, fans will be able to have their say in October alongside the committee by way of an online vote available at www.WHL.ca. Beginning in January, the WHL will count down and release the Top 50 WHL Players of All-Time.
 
Top 125 WHL Players (alphabetical order, last name first)
Last Name
First Name
P
Years Played
Hometown
Last WHL Team
Previous Team (if applicable)
Allison
Ray
F
1974-79
Cranbrook, BC
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Alzner
Karl
D
2003-08
Burnaby, BC
Calgary Hitmen
 
Babych
Wayne
F
1973-78
Edmonton, AB
Portland Winter Hawks
Edmonton Oil Kings
Barnes
Stu
F
1987-90
Spruce Grove, AB
Tri-City Americans
New Westminster Bruins
Barrie
Tyson
D
2006-11
Victoria, BC
Kelowna Rockets
 
Baumgartner
Nolan
D
1992-96
Calgary, AB
Kamloops Blazers
 
Beck
Barry
D
1973-77
Vancouver, BC
New Westminster Bruins
Kamloops Chiefs
Benn
Jamie
F
2007-09
Victoria, BC
Kelowna Rockets
 
Benning
Jim
D
1978-81
Edmonton, AB
Portland Winter Hawks
 
Bjorkstrand
Oliver
F
2012-15
Herning, Denmark
Portland Winterhawks
 
Boschman
Laurie
F
1976-79
Major, SK
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Bouwmeester
Jay
D
1998-02
Edmonton, AB
Medicine Hat Tigers
 
Brendl
Pavel
F
1998-01
Opocno, Czech Rep.
Calgary Hitmen
 
Bridgman
Mel
F
1971-75
Trenton, ON
Victoria Cougars
 
Brouwer
Troy
F
2001-06
Vancouver, BC
Moose Jaw Warriors
 
Brown
Rob
F
1983-87
St. Albert, AB
Kamloops Blazers
 
Callander
Jock
F
1978-82
Regina, SK
Regina Pats
 
Chapman
Blair
F
1973-76
Lloydminster, SK
Saskatoon Blades
 
Chipperfield
Ron
F
1970-74
Brandon, MB
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Clark
Wendel
D
1983-85
Kelvington, SK
Saskatoon Blades
 
Clarke
Bob
F
1967-69
Flin Flon, MB
Flin Flon Bombers
 
Davidson
John
G
1969-73
Calgary, AB
Calgary Centennials
 
Dawes
Nigel
F
2001-05
Winnipeg, MB
Kootenay ICE
 
Derkatch
Dale
F
1981-85
Winnipeg, MB
Regina Pats
 
Derlago
Bill
F
1974-78
Birtle, MB
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Doan
Shane
F
1992-95
Halkirk, AB
Kamloops Blazers
 
Draisaitl
Leon
F
2012-15
Cologne, Germany
Kelowna Rockets
Prince Albert Raiders
Eakin
Cody
F
2006-11
Winnipeg, MB
Kootenay ICE
Swift Current Broncos
Eberle
Jordan
F
2006-10
Regina, SK
Regina Pats
 
Ennis
Tyler
F
2005-09
Edmonton, AB
Medicine Hat Tigers
 
Etem
Emerson
F
2009-12
Long Beach, CA
Medicine Hat Tigers
 
Evason
Dean
F
1980-84
Winnipeg, MB
Kamloops Jr. Oilers
Spokane Chiefs
Falloon
Pat
F
1988-91
Foxwarren, MB
Spokane Chiefs
 
Federko
Bernie
F
1973-76
Foam Lake, SK
Saskatoon Blades
 
Fehr
Eric
F
2000-05
Winkler, MB
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Ferraro
Ray
F
1982-84
Trail, BC
Brandon Wheat Kings
Portland Winter Hawks
Fleury
Theoren
F
1984-88
Oxbow, SK
Moose Jaw Warriors
 
Fuhr
Grant
G
1979-81
Spruce Grove, AB
Victoria Cougars
 
Gallagher
Brendan
F
2008-12
Delta, BC
Vancouver Giants
 
Gare
Danny
F
1971-74
Nelson, BC
Calgary Centennials
 
Getzlaf
Ryan
F
2001-05
Regina, SK
Calgary Hitmen
 
Gillies
Clark
F
1971-74
Moose Jaw, SK
Regina Pats
 
Goodall
Glen
F
1986-90
Fort Nelson, BC
Seattle Thunderbirds
 
Hamhuis
Dan
D
1998-02
Smithers, BC
Prince George Cougars
 
Hanlon
Glen
G
1974-77
Brandon, MB
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Hawgood
Greg
D
1983-88
Edmonton, AB
Kamloops Blazers
 
Henning
Lorne
F
1968-72
Melfort, SK
New Westminster Bruins
 Estevan Bruins
Hodgson
Dan
F
1980-85
Fort McMurray, AB
Prince Albert Raiders
Spokane Flyers
Holland
Dennis
F
1985-89
Vernon, BC
Portland Winter Hawks
 
Hossa
Marian
F
1997-98
Stara Lubovna, Slovakia
Portland Winter Hawks
 
Hrudey
Kelly
G
1978-81
Edmonton, AB
Medicine Hat Tigers
 
Iginla
Jarome
F
1993-96
Edmonton, AB
Kamloops Blazers
 
Johansen
Ryan
F
2009-11
Vancouver, BC
Portland Winterhawks
 
Johnson
Tyler
F
2007-11
Spokane, WA
Spokane Chiefs
 
Joly
Greg
D
1971-74
Rocky Mountain House, AB
Regina Pats
 
Keith
Duncan
D
2002-03
Winnipeg, MB
Kelowna Rockets
 
Kidd
Trevor
G
1988-91
Dugald, MB
Spokane Chiefs
Brandon Wheat Kings
Kozun
Brandon
F
2006-10
Los Angeles, CA
Calgary Hitmen
 
Ladd
Andrew
F
2001-05
Maple Ridge, BC
Calgary Hitmen
 Vancouver Giants
Lambert
Dan
D
1986-90
St. Boniface, MB
Swift Current Broncos
 
Langkow
Daymond
F
1991-96
Edmonton, AB
Tri-City Americans
 
Lazar
Curtis
F
2010-14
Salmon Arm, BC
Edmonton Oil Kings
 
Leach
Reggie
F
1967-70
Riverton, MB
Flin Flon Bombers
 
Linden
Trevor
F
1985-88
Medicine Hat, AB
Medicine Hat Tigers
 
Lowry
Adam
F
2009-13
Calgary, AB
Swift Current Broncos
 
Lucic
Milan
F
2004-07
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Giants
 
Lysiak
Tom
F
1970-73
High Prairie, AB
Medicine Hat Tigers
 
Marleau
Patrick
F
1995-97
Swift Current, SK
Seattle Thunderbirds
 
Martyniuk
Ray
G
1967-70
Flin Flon, MB
Flin Flon Bombers
 
McCarthy
Kevin
D
1973-77
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Monarchs
 
McCrimmon
Brad
D
1976-79
Plenty, SK
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
McDonald
Lanny
F
1970-73
Hanna, AB
Medicine Hat Tigers
 Calgary Centennials
Modano
Mike
F
1986-89
Livonia, MI
Prince Albert Raiders
 
Moran
Brad
F
1995-00
Abbotsford, BC
Calgary Hitmen
 
Mueller
Peter
F
2005-07
Bloomington, MN
Everett Silvertips
 
Murdoch
Don
F
1973-76
Cranbrook, BC
Medicine Hat Tigers
 Kamloops Chiefs
Murray
Marty
F
1991-95
Lyleton, MB
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Myers
Tyler
D
2005-09
Calgary, AB
Kelowna Rockets
 
Neely
Cam
F
1982-84
Comox, BC
Portland Winter Hawks
 
Niedermayer
Scott
D
1989-92
Cranbrook, BC
Kamloops Blazers
 
Nugent-Hopkins
Ryan
F
2008-11
Burnaby, BC
Red Deer Rebels
 
Pederson
Barry
F
1977-81
Big River, SK
Victoria Cougars
 
Petan
Nic
F
2010-15
Delta, BC
Portland Winterhawks
 
Phaneuf
Dion
D
2001-05
Edmonton, AB
Red Deer Rebels
 
Phillips
Chris
D
1995-97
Calgary, AB
Lethbridge Hurricanes
Prince Albert Raiders
Pinder
Gerry
F
1966-67
Saskatoon, SK
Saskatoon Blades
 
Pouliot
Derrick
D
2009-14
Estevan, SK
Portland Winterhawks
 
Price
Carey
G
2002-07
Anahim Lake, BC
Tri-City Americans
 
Propp
Brian
F
1976-79
Neudorf, SK
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Rattie
Ty
F
2008-13
Airdrie, AB
Portland Winterhawks
 
Recchi
Mark
F
1984-88
Kamloops, BC
Kamloops Blazers
New Westminster Bruins
Redden
Wade
D
1993-96
Lloydminster, SK
Brandon Wheat Kings
 
Rielly
Morgan
D
2010-13
Vancouver, BC
Moose Jaw Warriors
 
Reinhart
Sam
F
2010-15
North Vancouver, BC
Kootenay ICE
 
Robinson
Todd
F
1994-99
Trail, BC
Portland Winter Hawks
 
Rogers
Mike
F
1971-74
Calgary, AB
Calgary Centennials
 
Ronning
Cliff
F
1983-85
Burnaby, BC
New Westminster Bruins
 
Rota
Darcy
F
1970-73
Vancouver, BC
Edmonton Oil Kings
 
Russell
Kris
D
2003-07
Caroline, AB
Medicine Hat Tigers
 
Sakic
Brian
F
1987-92
Burnaby, BC
Tri-City Americans
Swift Current Broncos
Sakic
Joe
F
1985-88
Burnaby, BC
Swift Current Broncos
 Lethbridge Broncos
Schenn
Brayden
F
2007-11
Saskatoon, SK
Saskatoon Blades
Brandon Wheat Kings
Seabrook
Brent
D
2000-05
Richmond, BC
Lethbridge Hurricanes
 
Shinnimin
Brendan
F
2007-12
Winnipeg, MB
Tri-City Americans
 
Sillinger
Mike
F
1987-91
Regina, SK
Regina Pats
 
Smyth
Ryan
F
1991-95
Banff, AB
Moose Jaw Warriors
 
Sobchuk
Dennis
F
1970-74
Lang, SK
Regina Pats
 Estevan Bruins
Staniowski
Ed
G
1971-75
Moose Jaw, SK
Regina Pats
 
Stoll
Jarret
F
1997-02
Melville, SK
Kootenay ICE
 
Stuart
Brad
D
1995-99
Rocky Mountain House, AB
Calgary Hitmen
Regina Pats
Sutter
Brent
F
1979-82
Viking, AB
Lethbridge Broncos
 
Sutter
Brian
F
1974-76
Viking, AB
Lethbridge Broncos
 
Sydor
Darryl
D
1988-92
Edmonton, AB
Kamloops Blazers
 
Trottier
Bryan
F
1972-75
Val Marie, SK
Lethbridge Broncos
Swift Current Broncos
Tsujiura
Steve
F
1977-82
Coaldale, AB
Calgary Wranglers
Medicine Hat Tigers
Tucker
Darcy
F
1991-95
Castor, AB
Kamloops Blazers
 
Vernon
Mike
G
1980-83
Calgary, AB
Calgary Wranglers
 
Walter
Ryan
F
1973-78
New Westminster, BC
Seattle Breakers
Kamloops Chiefs
Ward
Cam
G
2000-04
Saskatoon, SK
Red Deer Rebels
 
Weber
Shea
D
2001-05
Sicamous, BC
Kelowna Rockets
 
Wesley
Glen
D
1983-87
Red Deer, AB
Portland Winter Hawks
 
Whitney
Ray
F
1988-91
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Spokane Chiefs
 
Wickenheiser
Doug
F
1977-80
Regina, SK
Regina Pats
 
Williams
Dave "Tiger"
F
1971-74
Weyburn, SK
Swift Current Broncos
 
Yaremchuk
Ken
F
1979-83
Edmonton, AB
Portland Winter Hawks
 
 
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about Kelly Glowa?