Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gary Emmons
After four years with Northern Michigan University, Winnipeg, Manitoba native Gary Emmons turned pro with the Milwaukee Admirals. Emmons had originally been selected by the New York Rangers in the Supplemental Draft, but by the time he joined the Admirals he had signed with the Edmonton Oilers.

For the 1988-89 season Emmons, a centre, joined the Canadian National Team and on the strength of a nearly point-a-game pace for Team Canada he earned a free agent contract from the Minnesota North Stars. In the North Stars organization, Emmons began an association with the International Hockey League, spending two seasons with the Kalamazoo Wings, then in 1991-92 jumping to the Kansas City Blades.

At the beginning of the 1993-94 campaign, Emmons signed a contract with the San Jose Sharks, and at last found his ticket to the National Hockey League. Though he still spent the majority of his season with the Blades, Emmons was summoned to the NHL for three games with the Sharks and he managed to light the lamp for an NHL goal.

He never got back to the NHL following his three game stint and spent the next three seasons back in Kansas City with the Blades, where he served as team captain, before announcing his retirement on July 17th, 1997. On August 21st, 1998 Emmons returned to the Kansas City Blades as the teams assistant coach.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Swift Current Broncos SJHL
1982-83 Prince Albert Raiders SJHL
1983-84 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 40 28 21 49 42
1984-85 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 40 25 28 53 22
1985-86 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 36 45 30 75 34
1986-87 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 35 32 34 66 59
1987-88 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 13 3 4 7 4
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 59 18 27 45 22
1988-89 Canada Nat-Tm 49 16 26 42 42
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 81 41 59 100 38 8 2 7 9 2
1990-91 Klagenfurter AC Austria 8 2 2 4
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 62 25 33 58 26 11 5 8 13 6
1991-92 Kansas City Blades IHL 80 29 54 83 60 15 6 13 19 8
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 80 37 44 81 80 12 7 6 13 8
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 1 0 1 0 -4
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 63 20 49 69 28
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 81 22 38 60 42 21 9 19 28 24
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 73 24 39 63 72 1 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Kansas City Blades IHL 67 15 30 45 36 3 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 3 1 0 1 0


CCHA Rookie of the Year (1984) (co-winner - Bill Shibicky)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1986, 1987)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1987)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 27, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 11, 1989. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, October 19, 1993.
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