Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Troy Mallette
Left-winger Troy Mallette spent parts of nine seasons in the NHL with six different clubs in the 1990s. He was a hard-nosed grinder who could work effectively in the corners and cause commotion in front of the net.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Mallette scored 77 goals in three junior seasons with the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was chosen 22nd overall by the New York Rangers in 1988 and debuted with the team in 1989-90. As a rookie that year, he impressed with 13 goals and a willingness to lock horns with the toughest adversaries in the league. He followed up with 12 goals and continuous tough play in 1990-91 but was sent to the Edmonton Oilers as compensation for the signing of free agent Adam Graves. Mallette spent the next two years as a role player on the Oilers and New Jersey Devils.

In June 1993, Mallette gained a new lease on life when the Ottawa Senators acquired him. He scored 23 points and played a regular shift in 1993-94 before struggling with injuries the next season. Prior to the 1996-97 season, the rugged forward was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins where he played solidly in 68 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning lured Mallette away the next summer but injuries reduced his playing time to three games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Rayside-Balfour Selects NOHA 27 24 26 50 75
1985-86 Chelmsford Canadiens NOHA
1986-87 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 65 20 25 45 157 4 0 2 2 12
1987-88 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 62 18 30 48 186 6 1 3 4 12
1988-89 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 39 37 76 172
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 79 13 16 29 305 -8 10 2 2 4 81
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 71 12 10 22 252 -8 5 0 0 0 18
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 15 1 3 4 36 -1
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 3 4 7 43 +7
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 34 4 3 7 56 +3
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 5 3 3 6 17
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 7 16 23 166 -33
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 23 3 5 8 35 +6
1994-95 P.E.I. Senators AHL 5 1 5 6 9
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 64 2 3 5 171 -7
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 68 6 8 14 155 -8
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 0 0 0 7 0
NHL Totals 456 51 68 119 1226 15 2 2 4 99


Transferred to Edmonton by NY Rangers as compensation for NY Rangers' signing of free agent Adam Graves, September 12, 1991. Traded to New Jersey by Edmonton for David Maley, January 12, 1992. Traded to Ottawa by New Jersey with Craig Billington and New Jersey's 4th round choice (Cosmo Dupaul) in 1993 Entry Draft for Peter Sidorkiewicz and future considerations (Mike Peluso, June 26, 1993), June 20, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 24, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, October 2, 1997.
Suffered eventual career-ending back injury in game vs. Chicago, October 25, 1997.