Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kevin Haller
The native of Trochu, Alberta starred with the Three Hills Braves and the Olds Grizzlies before graduating to the WHL's Regina Pats in 1987-88. Haller often dominated at both ends of the ice and was chosen 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After spending most of his first pro season with the AHL's Rochester Americans, the young blueliner was one of the Sabres' best players during a first round loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the 1990 playoffs.

After establishing himself as a regular on the Buffalo defence, Haller was traded to the Habs in March, 1992 for veteran rearguard Petr Svoboda. The next season he scored a personal high 11 goals and was a member of Montreal's Stanley Cup championship. When the team regressed in 1993-94, management made a few changes including the trading of Haller to the Philadelphia Flyers.

During his 2 1/2 years with Philly, Haller helped improve the club's fortunes in the NHL standings. The high point was the 1995 playoffs when the Flyers reached the Eastern Conference final. In December, 1996, Haller was sent to the Hartford Whalers as part of the package for star defenceman Paul Coffey. He remained with the franchise when it relocated to Carolina in 1997 then played two years with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. After signing as a free agent with the New York Islanders in July, 2000, Haller only played 31 games over the next two seasons and has since been away from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Three Hills Braves AAHA 12 10 11 21 8
1987-88 Olds Grizzlys AJHL 51 13 31 44 58
1987-88 Regina Pats WHL 5 0 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 2
1988-89 Regina Pats WHL 72 10 31 41 99
1989-90 Regina Pats WHL 58 16 37 53 93 11 2 9 11 16
1989-90 Canada WJC-A 7 2 2 4 8
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 21 1 8 9 20 +9 6 1 4 5 10
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 52 2 8 10 53 10 2 1 3 6
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 58 6 15 21 75 -13
1991-92 Rochester Americans AHL 4 0 0 0 18
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 2 2 4 17 +4 9 0 0 0 6
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 11 14 25 117 +7 17 1 6 7 16
1993-94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 4 9 13 118 +3 7 1 1 2 19
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 36 2 8 10 48 +16 15 4 4 8 10
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 5 9 14 92 +18 6 0 1 1 8
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 0 5 5 37 -1
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 35 2 6 8 48 -11
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 65 3 5 8 94 -5
1998-99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 1 6 7 122 -1 4 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 67 3 5 8 61 -8
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 30 1 5 6 56 +5
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
NHL Totals 642 41 97 138 907 64 7 16 23 71


WHL East First All-Star Team (1990) Traded to Montreal by Buffalo for Petr Svoboda, March 10, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for Yves Racine, June 29, 1994. Traded to Hartford by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Scott Hannan) in 1997 Entry Draft and Hartford/Carolina's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Andrew Merrick) in 1997 Entry Draft for Paul Coffey and Hartford/Carolina's 3rd round choice (Kris Mallette) in 1997 Entry Draft, December 15, 1996. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Anaheim by Carolina with Stu Grimson for Dave Karpa and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Blake Robson) in 2000 Entry Draft, August 11, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2000.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to hernia injury vs. Ottawa, December 16, 2000.
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to groin injury vs. Los Angeles, October 19, 2001.