Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Stan Drulia
Right-winger Stan Drulia played 24 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992-93. He was a dangerous offensive player who put up imposing numbers in junior and the minors.

Born in Elmira, New York, Drulia was chosen 214th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1986 after amassing an OHL record 488 career points for three different teams. After recording 145 points and helping the Niagara Falls Thunder reach the league final in 1989, Drulia suffered through an injury plagued rookie year as a pro in the IHL and AHL. The next season he rebounded by leading the ECHL with 63 goals and 140 points as a member of the Knoxville Cherokees. Drulia was named the league's most valuable player and placed on its first all-star team. After scoring 49 goals for the New Haven Nighthawks and making the AHL second all-star team, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning as they were assembling their inaugural season roster.

Drulia played 24 games for Tampa that year but the club wanted to give other people a chance to play. He spent several years in the IHL including a 54-goal performance on the IHL's Atlanta Knights when they won the Turner Cup in 1994.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Fort Erie Meteors ON-Jr.B 39 29 36 65 104
1984-85 Belleville Bulls OHL 63 24 31 55 33
1985-86 Belleville Bulls OHL 66 43 36 79 73 24 4 11 15 15
1986-87 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 55 27 51 78 26 9 4 4 8 2
1987-88 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 65 52 69 121 44 14 8 16 24 12
1988-89 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 47 52 93 145 59 17 11 26 37 18
1988-89 Maine Mariners AHL 3 1 1 2 0
1989-90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 16 6 3 9 2
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 31 5 7 12 2
1990-91 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 64 63 77 140 39 3 3 2 5 4
1991-92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 77 49 53 102 46 5 2 4 6 4
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 2 1 3 10 +1
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 47 28 26 54 38 3 2 3 5 4
1993-94 Atlanta Knights IHL 79 54 60 114 70 14 13 12 25 8
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 66 41 49 90 60 5 1 5 6 2
1995-96 Atlanta Knights IHL 75 38 56 94 80 3 0 2 2 18
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 73 33 38 71 42 21 5 21 26 14
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 58 25 35 60 50 +25 15 2 4 6 16
1998-99 Detroit Vipers IHL 82 23 52 75 64 +33 11 5 4 9 10
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 68 11 22 33 24 -18
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 34 2 4 6 18 -11
NHL Totals 126 15 27 42 52


OHL First All-Star Team (1989)
ECHL First All-Star Team (1991) ECHL - Leading Scorer (1991)
ECHL MVP (1991)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1992)
IHL First All-Star Team (1994, 1995)
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy (IHL - Playoff MVP) (1994)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, February 24, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 1, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 29, 1999.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to back injury originally vs. Detroit, December 2, 2000.