Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Blair Atcheynum
Atcheynum was a respectable 52nd overall draft choice by Hartford in 1989 after a junior career that saw him finish in 1988-89 with Moose Jaw in the WHL scoring 70 goals in 71 games. But over the next three years the Whalers didn't use him even once and in the summer of 1992 he was claimed by Ottawa in the Expansion Draft.

In 1992-93, Atcheynum got into his first four NHL games with the Senators, though he spent most of the year with the farm team in New Haven and all of the next four years buried in the AHL and IHL.

The NHL never seemed so far away, but St. Louis signed him as a free agent in 1997 and his perseverance paid off. He played all the next year with the big team. Since then, though, his career has involved much travel. Nashville claimed him in the Expansion Draft in 1998, but traded him back to the Blues near the end of the season, and in the off season he signed with Chicago.

Over the next three seasons, Atcheynum would see limited ice-time with the Blackhawks while spending the better part of those three years with the team's AHL and IHL affiliates before calling it a career following the 2000-01 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 North Battleford North Stars SMBHL 26 25 21 46 106
1985-86 North Battleford North Stars SJHL 33 16 14 30 41 6 2 0 2 6
1985-86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 19 1 4 5 22
1986-87 Saskatoon Blades WHL 21 0 4 4 4
1986-87 Swift Current Broncos WHL 5 2 1 3 0
1986-87 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 12 3 0 3 2
1987-88 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 60 32 16 48 52
1988-89 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 70 68 138 70 7 2 5 7 13
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 78 20 21 41 45
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 72 25 27 52 42 13 0 6 6 6
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 62 16 21 37 64 6 1 1 2 2
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -3
1992-93 New Haven Senators AHL 51 16 18 34 47
1993-94 Columbus Chill ECHL 16 15 12 27 10
1993-94 Portland Pirates AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Springfield Indians AHL 40 18 22 40 13 6 0 2 2 0
1994-95 Minnesota Moose IHL 17 4 6 10 7
1994-95 Worcester IceCats AHL 55 17 29 46 26
1995-96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 79 30 42 72 65
1996-97 Hershey Bears AHL 77 42 45 87 57 13 6 11 17 6
1997-98 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 11 15 26 10 +5 10 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 53 8 6 14 16 -10
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 2 2 4 2 +2 13 1 3 4 6
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 47 5 7 12 6 -8
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 19 1 2 3 2 -7
2000-01 Chicago Wolves IHL 7 1 0 1 0 -1
2000-01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 37 12 8 20 16 -6 4 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 196 27 33 60 36 23 1 3 4 8


WHL East First All-Star Team (1989)
AHL First All-Star Team (1997)
Claimed by Ottawa from Hartford in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 15, 1997. Claimed by Nashville from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to St. Louis by Nashville for St. Louis' 6th round choice (Zbynek Irgl) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 30, 1999.