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Blake Richard Sloan (born July 27, 1975) is an American former professional ice hockey player who played six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played right wing during the first half of his career and moved to defense when he started playing in the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

Blake Sloan
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Born (1975-07-27) July 27, 1975 (age 43)
Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Dallas Stars
Columbus Blue Jackets
Calgary Flames
Timrå IK
Adler Mannheim
Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
EHC München
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2013

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Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Sloan played in the 1988 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Chicago Young Americans minor ice hockey team.[1]

Sloan played for the University of Michigan from 93–96 and won the NCAA championship in 1996. He also was awarded the Humanitarian Award in 1996–97, given annually to the player judged "college hockey's finest citizen." [2]

Sloan started his NHL career with the Dallas Stars in 1999. He started the 1998–99 season in the minor leagues with the Houston Aeros. At a game where Dallas Stars scouts were their check on other players, Sloan caught the eye of the Stars and promptly acquired him. He won a Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999. His determination and effort earned him the nickname "The Caffeinated Squirrel", by Dallas Stars broadcaster Daryl Reaugh.[3]

He also played with the Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets. In 2005–06, he played in Sweden's Elitserien for Timrå IK.[citation needed]

For the 2006–07season, Sloan signed to play in Germany for Adler Mannheim in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Blake contributed to immediate success, winning the DEL championship that season.[citation needed]

After three seasons in Mannheim, on July 23, 2009 he signed a one-year deal to captain fellow DEL team, the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg.[4] In the ensuing 2009–10 season, Sloan recorded his best German season to score 26 points in 55 games. On April 20, 2010, Sloan agreed to a one-year extension to remain in Wolfsburg.[5]

On July 6, 2012, as a free agent after his third season with the Grizzly Adams, Sloan signed a one-year contract with EHC München.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Tabor Academy USHS 33 7 15 22 10
1992–93 Boston Jr. Bruins MBAHL 20 10 31 41 14
1993-94 University of Michigan CCHA 38 2 4 6 48
1994-95 University of Michigan CCHA 39 2 15 17 60
1995-96 University of Michigan CCHA 41 6 24 30 55
1996-97 University of Michigan CCHA 41 2 15 17 52
1997-98 Houston Aeros IHL 70 2 13 15 86 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 62 8 10 18 76
1998–99 Dallas Stars NHL 14 0 0 0 10 19 0 2 2 8
1999–2000 Dallas Stars NHL 67 4 13 17 50 16 0 0 0 12
2000-01 Houston Aeros IHL 20 7 4 11 18
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 33 2 2 4 4
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 14 1 0 1 13
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 60 2 7 9 46
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 7 0 2 2 4
2002–03 Calgary Flames NHL 67 2 8 10 28
2003–04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 7 4 2 6 4
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 28 0 0 0 7
2004–05 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 78 15 11 26 68
2005–06 Timrå IK SEL 38 2 2 4 40
2006–07 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 4 10 14 80 11 0 2 2 6
2007–08 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 1 3 4 42 5 1 0 1 14
2008–09 Adler Mannheim DEL 50 4 10 14 101 9 0 0 0 8
2009–10 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 55 3 23 26 56 7 0 0 0 10
2010–11 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 43 2 10 12 77 9 1 0 1 31
2011–12 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 24 1 2 3 24 4 0 0 0 6
2012–13 EHC München DEL 51 3 9 12 54
NHL totals 290 11 32 43 162 35 0 2 2 20
Medal record
Representing   United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2004 Prague

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2004 United States WC 9 2 0 2 4
Senior int'l totals 9 2 0 2 4

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  2. ^ "College Hockeys finest citizen recipients-Blake Sloan". hockeyhumanitarian.org. 2008-10-03. Archived from the original on 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  3. ^ Mann, Dave (2002-04-11). "Razor Sharp". fwweekly.com. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  4. ^ "Blake Sloan comes in from the Eagles" (in German). Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  5. ^ "Personnel decisions made for Grizzly Adams" (in German). Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  6. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

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