Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fernando Pisani
Fernando Pisani was born December 27, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta. The 9th choice, 195th overall selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Pisani spent four years at Providence College before making his professional debut in 2000-01.

In his four years at Providence the Edmonton, Alberta native tallied 56 goals and 97 assists for 153 points in 147 games played.

Following a successful collegiate career, Pisani joined Edmonton's AHL affiliate in Hamilton for the 2000-01 season and finished his rookie campaign with 12 goals and 25 points before more than doubling his offensive totals in each category. Pisani went on to finish fourth in team scoring with 26 goals, 34 assists for 60 points, before making his NHL debut with the Oilers the following year.

In 2002-03, Pisani split his season with Hamilton and Edmonton where in 35 games with the parent club he registered 13 points, before playing his first full season with the Oilers in 2003-04.

After competing with Langnau of the Swiss National League, and Asiago of the Italian league, Pisani returned to the NHL for the 2005-06 season. The hometown hero enjoyed his highest offensive output at the time notching 37 points in 80 games with the Oilers that season. In the 2006 playoffs, Pisani led the Cinderella Oilers in goals with 14 as the club would come within one game of winning their sixth franchise Stanley Cup.

In July of 2006, the unrestricted free agent Pisani signed a 4-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

Pisani missed the first 26 games of the 2007-08 season after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He'd go on to suit up in 56 games for the Oilers and for his efforts he received a nomination for the Bill Masterton Trophy which is given to the player who best exhibits perseverance and dedication to hockey.

Injuries continued to plague the Edmonton native the following two seasons, limiting Pisani to just 38 and 40 games respectively.

On August 18, 2010, as unrestricted free agent, Pisani signed a one-year deal with the Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 St. Albert Saints AJHL 50 6 21 27 24
1994-95 Bonnyville Pontiacs AJHL 16 4 34 37 97
1994-95 St. Albert Saints AJHL 40 26 21 47 16
1995-96 St. Albert Saints AJHL 58 40 63 103 134 18 7 22 29 28
1996-97 Providence College H-East 35 12 18 30 36
1997-98 Providence College H-East 36 16 18 34 20
1998-99 Providence College H-East 38 14 37 51 42
1999-00 Providence College H-East 38 14 24 38 56
2000-01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 52 12 13 25 28 +2
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 79 26 34 60 60 +24 15 4 6 10 4
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 8 5 13 10 +9 6 1 0 1 2
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 41 17 15 32 24 +14
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 16 14 30 46 +14
2004-05 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 7 1 3 4 0
2004-05 A&O Asiago Hockey Italy 12 1 5 6 6 9 4 6 10 0
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 18 19 37 42 +5 24 14 4 18 10
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 14 14 28 40 -1
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 56 13 9 22 28 -5
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 38 7 8 15 14 -1
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 40 4 4 8 10 -16
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 7 9 16 10 0 3 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Sodertalje SK Sweden-2 3 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 462 87 82 169 200 33 15 4 19 12


Signed as a free agent by Langnau (Swiss), October 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Asiago (Italy), December 23, 2004. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to ankle injury at Detroit, November 17, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 24, 2010.