The Stanley Cup hunt begins: the only Jice-men involved are Jason Demers of the San Jose Sharks who take on the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow and Jeff Halpern of the Montreal Canadiens, who face the Ottawa Senators beginning Thursday.
Final regular season stats:
- Halpern appeared in a total of 46 games, split between the Ne York Rangers and Canadiens, to whom he was traded in late March. He had two assist and one goal, which was the game-winner for Montreal in a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on April 1.
- Demers, a recent “addition” to the roles of MOT hockey players, appeared in 22 games, also accounting for one goal and two assists.
- Mike Brown, a fan favorite with the Toronto Maple Leafs, was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers in early March. He played in 39 games, with one goal and one assist. His 123 penalty minutes was third highest in the NHL. Want a laugh? Look at the stats leaders in that department, which includes such categories as fights per game, average minutes between fights, and whether the player was the instigator. Don’t know how they find that, but I imagine half the players should fall into that one, no?
- Michael Camallerri appeared in 44 games for the Calgary Flames, scoring 13 goals (three game-winners) and 19 assists, tops for MOTs.
- Eric Nystrom appeared in 48 games for the Dallas Stars, contributing seven goals (three game-winners) and four assists.
- Dylan Reese appeared in three games for his hometown Pittsburgh Penguins after spending his first four seasons with the NY Islanders. He had no points or goals.