Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Drew Bannister
For three consecutive years Bannister and the Soo Greyhounds played in the Memorial Cup, the showcase event for junior hockey in North America. They won the trophy in 1993, with Bannister making the tournament all-star team in the process, and he finished his amateur career with a gold medal at the World Junior championships in 1994.

Bannister was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the 1992 Entry Draft and after brief stays with Edmonton and Anaheim, he returned to the Lightning in 1998 after a series of four trades in just a year and a half. Tampa sent him to the Oilers, but just 35 games later over two partial seasons he went to the Ducks for Bobby Dollos.

The Ducks kept him just 27 games, and he was back to the Lightning where he was reunited with two of his Greyhound teammates, goalies Kevin Hodson and Dan Cloutier, but the team never made the playoffs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Sudbury Legionnaires NOHA 26 13 14 27 98
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 41 2 8 10 51 4 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 4 21 25 122 16 3 10 13 36
1991-92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 4 1 1 2 8
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 59 5 28 33 114 18 2 7 9 12
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 4 0 5 5 2
1993-94 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 58 7 43 50 108 14 6 9 15 20
1993-94 Canada WJC-A 7 0 4 4 10
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 72 5 7 12 74 -10 5 0 2 2 22
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 13 0 1 1 4 -1
1995-96 Atlanta Knights IHL 61 3 13 16 105 +1 3 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 4 13 17 44 -21
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 1 1 0 -2 12 0 0 0 30
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 34 0 2 2 42 -7
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 27 0 6 6 47 -2
1998-99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 16 2 1 3 73 -11
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 21 1 2 3 24 -4
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 44 6 14 20 121 +15 18 2 9 11 53
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2000-01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 73 9 30 39 143 +9 5 0 2 2 6
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 30 1 10 11 57 +6 3 0 1 1 6
2002-03 Karpat Oulu Finland 41 2 12 14 81 14 2 0 2 42
2003-04 Blues Espoo Finland 36 2 8 10 42 9 0 3 3 26
2003-04 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 3 0 0 0 4
2004-05 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 46 1 12 13 97 -13
2005-06 Kassel Huskies Germany 44 9 12 21 79 5 2 6 8 8
2006-07 Kassel Huskies German-2 43 9 32 41
2007-08 Kassel Huskies German-2 41 11 27 38 73 15 4 12 16 28
2008-09 Kassel Huskies Germany 34 2 15 17 84 +1
2009-10 Binghamton Senators AHL 57 4 10 14 77 -8
2010-11 Hull Stingrays Britain 34 5 15 20 50 2 0 2 2 2
NHL Totals 164 5 25 30 161 12 0 0 0 30


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1992, 1993)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1994)
Traded to Edmonton by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 6th round choice (Peter Sarno) in 1997 Entry Draft for Jeff Norton, March 18, 1997. Traded to Anaheim by Edmonton for Bobby Dollas, January 9, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim for Tampa Bay's 5th round choice (Peter Podhradsky) in 2000 Entry Draft, December 10, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 3, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 27, 2001.
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. Utah (AHL), November 30, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), October 20, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 6, 2009.