Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Tripp
John Tripp was born May 4, 1977 in Kingston, Ontario. The third round choice, 77th overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Tripp is a graduate of the OHL's Oshawa Generals.

The hulking forward spent three seasons in Oshawa, appearing in 173 career games with the Generals, registering 47 goals and 45 assists for 92 points, along with 274 penalty minutes and was instrumental in the team's run to the 1997 OHL Championship and to the Memorial Cup semi-final.

Unable to reach a contract agreement with Colorado, Tripp re-entered the draft in 1997 and was the Calgary Flames second round choice, 42nd overall. In 1997-98, the Kingston native spent the better part the season with the Flames AHL affiliate in Saint-John while playing in a handful of games with the ECHL's Roanoke Express.

Over the next four seasons, Tripp would have stops in the AHL with Saint-John (1999-2000), Hershey (2000-01) and Hartford (2001-02), the IHL with Houston (2000-01) and Milwaukee (2000-01) and the ECHL with Johnstown (1998-2000) and Pensacola (2000-2002) before signing as a free agent with the Hartford Wolf Pack prior to the 2002-03 season.

In his first full season in Hartford, Tripp scored a career high 29 goals and finished the season with 50 points while seeing action in nine games with the parent club, the New York Rangers. After getting a taste of the NHL with the Rangers in 2002-03, Tripp signed as a free-agent with Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 2004. In his first season with the Kings, the former Oshawa General split his time between the Kings and the club's AHL affiliate in Manchester.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 St. Mary's Lincolns ON-Jr.B 42 15 29 44 116
1994-95 Oshawa Generals OHL 58 6 11 17 53 7 0 1 1 4
1995-96 Oshawa Generals OHL 56 13 14 27 95 5 1 1 2 13
1996-97 Oshawa Generals OHL 59 28 20 48 126 18 16 10 26 42
1997-98 Roanoke Express ECHL 9 0 2 2 22 -2
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 61 1 11 12 66 -4 2 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 2 0 0 0 10
1998-99 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 7 2 0 2 12
1999-00 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 38 13 11 24 64 +3
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 29 8 7 15 38 -3 3 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 36 19 14 33 110 -3
2000-01 Houston Aeros IHL 15 0 6 6 14 +2
2000-01 Hershey Bears AHL 5 0 1 1 0 +1
2000-01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 12 0 1 1 31 +1
2001-02 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 49 25 27 52 114 +7
2001-02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 23 4 9 13 22 -2 10 4 2 6 17
2002-03 New York Rangers NHL 9 1 2 3 2 +1
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 57 29 21 50 68 +12 2 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 34 1 5 6 33 -4
2003-04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 24 8 7 15 33 0
2004-05 Adler Mannheim Germany 44 9 16 25 136 14 2 3 5 54
2005-06 Adler Mannheim Germany 51 15 17 32 82
2006-07 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 39 15 19 34 94 6 2 3 5 22
2006-07 Germany WC-A 6 1 2 3 2
2007-08 Hamburg Freezers Germany 50 15 20 35 93 7 0 3 3 12
2007-08 Germany WC-A 6 0 1 1 0 -1
2008-09 Hamburg Freezers Germany 44 9 11 20 52 9 3 3 6 10
2008-09 Germany Oly-Q 3 3 0 3 4 +1
2009-10 Hamburg Freezers Germany 53 16 17 33 99
2009-10 Germany Olympics 4 1 0 1 2 0
2009-10 Germany WC-A 9 0 0 0 6 -2
2010-11 Hannover Scorpions Germany 6 3 1 4 6
2010-11 Kolner Haie Germany 37 11 14 25 36 5 1 1 2 10
2010-11 Germany WC-A 7 3 1 4 4 +1
2011-12 Kolner Haie Germany 52 14 16 30 45 6 1 3 4 20
2011-12 Germany WC-A 7 1 0 1 2 -6
2012-13 Kolner Haie Germany 52 17 20 37 62 12 3 4 7 16
2012-13 Germany WC-A 7 1 1 2 2 0
2013-14 Kolner Haie Germany 45 12 10 22 55 16 1 3 4 8
NHL Totals 43 2 7 9 35


Signed to PTO (tryout) contract by Hartford (AHL), January 29, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), September 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), April 20, 2004.