Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Aaron Gavey
Aaron Gavey began the 2001-02 season as an important two-way pivot on the Minnesota Wild as they prepared for their sophomore NHL season. An explosive scorer in junior, the clever centre adapted to a utility role on four different clubs to establish himself as a big leaguer.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario Gavey played junior B in Peterborough before joining the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was chosen 74th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 then returned to junior where he recorded consecutive 40-goal seasons. Gavey debuted as a pro with the IHL's Atlanta Knights in 1994-95 then made the Lightning the following year where he was used mostly as a defensive forward.

Gavey fell out of favour in Tampa and was sent to the Calgary Flames for goalie Rick Tabaracci in November, 1996. He lasted a little over a year with the club then was sent to the Dallas Stars where he was a decent role player during the club's run to the 2000 Stanley Cup final. In June 2000 Gavey was traded to the expansion Wild and contributed 24 points and solid defence on the respectable first year club.

In the summer of 2002, Gavey was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs and went to play two seasons in the Leaf system before joining the AHL's Utah Grizzlies for the 2004-05 season. Following a lock out year in 2004-05, Gavey signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the summer of 2005.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Peterborough Petes ON-Jr.B 42 26 30 56 68
1991-92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 48 7 11 18 27 19 5 1 6 10
1991-92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 4 0 2 2 4
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 62 45 39 84 116 18 5 9 14 36
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 4 1 4 5 8
1993-94 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 60 42 60 102 116 14 11 10 21 22
1993-94 Canada WJC-A 7 4 2 6 26
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 66 18 17 35 85 5 0 1 1 9
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 73 8 4 12 56 -6 6 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 1 2 3 12 -1
1996-97 Calgary Flames NHL 41 7 9 16 34 -11
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 26 2 3 5 24 -5
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 8 4 3 7 28 +2
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 7 0 0 0 10 -1
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 67 24 33 57 128 -9 5 2 3 5 4
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 41 7 6 13 44 0 13 1 2 3 10
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 28 14 15 29 73 +2
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 75 10 14 24 52 -8
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 71 6 11 17 38 -21
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 1 1 0 +1
2002-03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 70 14 29 43 83 -13
2003-04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 75 22 45 67 100 -2
2004-05 Storhamar Dragons Hamar Norway 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 60 5 14 19 58 -24
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 5 0 0 0 2 0
2005-06 Portland Pirates AHL 72 16 31 47 106 +18 19 1 3 4 43
2006-07 Kolner Haie Germany 39 7 4 11 91 9 5 3 8 20
NHL Totals 360 41 50 91 272 19 1 2 3 14


Traded to Calgary by Tampa Bay for Rick Tabaracci, November 19, 1996. Traded to Dallas by Calgary for Bob Bassen, July 14, 1998. Traded to Minnesota by Dallas with Pavel Patera, Dallas' 8th round pick (Eric Johansson) in 2000 NHL Draft and Minnesota's 4th round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Aaron Rome) in 2002 NHL Draft for Brad Lukowich and Minnesota's 3rd (Yared Hagos) and 9th (Dale Sullivan) round picks in 2001 NHL Draft, June 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 24, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Storhamar (Norway), November 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, November 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 12, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Koln (Germany), September 12, 2006.
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