Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pokey Reddick
Although born in Halifax, Pokey Reddick grew up in Toronto. It was there that, as a lad, his father observed his son's tendency to move around the house like a slowpoke. As such, Eldon was replaced by the nickname "Pokey."

But when Reddick got between the pipes, there was nothing slow about his reflexes. His agility and quick glove hand caught the attention of the Peterborough Petes of the OHA. But for personal reasons, he refused to join the club, opting instead to play Tier II hockey.

He did, however, eventually labour his way through stints with weak junior clubs out west. He faced a trainload of rubber with the Nanaimo Islanders and the New Westminster Bruins before joining the Brandon Wheat Kings where he finally began to catch at least some professional attention.

Although Reddick was passed over in the NHL Entry Draft, he did sign as a free agent with the Winnipeg Jets in 1985. After a year of seasoning with the Fort Wayne Comets of the IHL, he picked up his first full campaign with the Winnipeg Jets. Sharing the pipes with high-strung Daniel Bertiaume, Reddick was the laid-back stopper of the pair. He modeled himself after his idol, Rogie Vachon, a specialist at playing the angles.

Reddick's effectiveness at the NHL level, however, was uneven. He was bounced to the AHL for a brief stint and then returned to the Jets for one more complete season. He was then traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 1989. His stay lasted for only 14 games between trips to the minors.

In 1990, Reddick was sent to play for the Cape Breton Oilers, a move that marked the start of a long minor-league career, interrupted only by a two-game stint with the Florida Panthers in 1993. Since then, he had backstopped his way around the world of hockey with stints in Cincinati, Las Vegas, Grand Rapids, San Antonio, Kansas City, Fort Wayne, and Frankfurt, Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1981-82 Swift Current Broncos SJHL
1981-82 Billings Bighorns WHL 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
1982-83 Nanaimo Islanders WHL 66 19 38 1 0 6.46
1983-84 New Westminster Bruins WHL 50 24 22 2 0 4.40 9 4 5 0 5.87
1984-85 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 47 14 30 1 0 5.64
1985-86 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 29 15 11 0 3 3.00
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 48 21 21 4 0 3.24 3 0 2 0 3.61
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 28 9 13 3 0 4.12
1987-88 Moncton Hawks AHL 9 2 6 1 0 2.86
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 41 11 17 7 0 4.10
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 5 4 2 0 3.08 1 0 0 0 0.00
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 15 9 4 1 0 3.95
1989-90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 3 2 1 0 0 2.27
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 2 0 0 4.50
1990-91 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 31 19 10 0 2 3.48 2 0 2 0 4.84
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 16 5 3 3 0 3.53
1991-92 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 14 6 5 2 1 3.05 7 3 4 0 2.93
1992-93 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 54 33 16 4 3 3.08 12 12 0 0 1.49
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 2 0 1 0 0 6.00
1993-94 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 54 31 12 6 2 3.05 10 6 2 1 2.53
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 40 23 13 1 3 3.01 10 4 6 0 3.14
1995-96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 47 27 12 4 1 2.94 15 8 6 0 3.35
1996-97 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 61 30 14 10 6 2.48 5 2 3 0 2.32
1997-98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 10 5 5 0 0 3.44
1997-98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 16 5 9 1 1 3.13
1997-98 Kansas City Blades IHL 22 10 7 3 1 2.63 4 2 1 0 4.14
1998-99 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 33 12 15 5 1 3.26 1 0 1 0 4.00
1999-00 Frankfurt Lions Germany 52 1 2.94 5 0 3.03
2000-01 Frankfurt Lions Germany 47 2 2.68
2001-02 Frankfurt Lions Germany 52 4 2.99
NHL Totals 132 46 58 16 0 3.71 4 0 2 0 3.57


WHL West First All-Star Team (1984)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against - IHL) (1986) (shared with Rick St. Croix)
Norman R. ``Bud'' Poile Trophy (Playoff MVP - IHL) (1993)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, September 27, 1985. Traded to Edmonton by Winnipeg for future considerations, September 28, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 12, 1993.