Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Blair Betts
Blair Betts was born February 16, 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta. The 2nd choice, 33rd overall selection of the Calgary Flames in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Betts is a graduate of the Western Hockey League's Prince George Cougars.

The Edmonton, Alberta native played four years in Prince George and had three 20+ goal seasons before joining Calgary's AHL affiliate in Saint-John for the 2000-01 season. Finishing with 28 points in his first season of professional hockey, Betts and the Flames went on to capture their first Calder Cup Championship with a four games to two series win over the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins.

In 2001-02 Betts led Saint-John in scoring with 49 points while also playing a handful of games with the parent club. Betts has since played the majority of his games with Saint-John with a few games at the NHL level with Calgary. During the 2003-04 season, Betts played in 20 games with the Flames before being dealt to the New York Rangers in a trade that brought Chris Simon to Calgary.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Sherwood Park Crusaders AMHL 34 22 19 41 69
1996-97 Prince George Cougars WHL 58 12 18 30 19 +4 15 2 2 4 6
1997-98 Prince George Cougars WHL 71 35 41 76 38 +14 11 4 6 10 8
1998-99 Prince George Cougars WHL 42 20 22 42 39 +2 7 3 2 5 8
1999-00 Prince George Cougars WHL 44 24 35 59 38 +19 13 11 11 22 6
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 75 13 15 28 28 +6 19 2 3 5 4
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 6 1 0 1 2 -1
2001-02 Saint John Flames AHL 67 20 29 49 10 -3
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 9 1 3 4 0 +3
2002-03 Saint John Flames AHL 19 6 7 13 6 +2
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 20 1 2 3 10 -1
2004-05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 16 5 4 9 4 +3
2005-06 New York Rangers NHL 66 8 2 10 24 -10 4 1 1 2 2
2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 82 9 4 13 24 -4 10 0 0 0 4
2007-08 New York Rangers NHL 75 2 5 7 20 -4 8 0 0 0 2
2008-09 New York Rangers NHL 81 6 4 10 16 -5 6 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 8 10 18 14 +7 23 1 1 2 4
2010-11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 5 7 12 8 -3 11 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 477 41 37 78 118 62 2 2 4 12


Missed majority of 2002-03 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 27, 2002.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injuries vs. Chicago (November 22, 2003) and Colorado (December 31, 2003). Traded to NY Rangers by Calgary with Jamie McLennan and Greg Moore for Chris Simon and NY Rangers' 7th round choice (Matt Schneider) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 1, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from Philadelphia, October 5, 2011. Returned to Philadelphia by Montreal - physically unfit to play, October 9, 2011.