|Born||August 16, 1981|
Craik, SK, CAN
|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
|NHL team (P)
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||217th overall, 1999|
Garnet Exelby (born August 16, 1981 in Craik, Saskatchewan, and raised in Ste. Anne, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. He is particularly known for his aggressive style of play and his fearsome bodychecking skills.
Exelby was drafted by the Thrashers in round 8, 217th overall, at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Having already spent one year playing junior hockey for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, Exelby played the next two seasons at the WHL with the Blades and the Regina Pats. In the 2001–02 season, Exelby moved away from the juniors and played in the AHL for the Chicago Wolves. He stayed with the Wolves for the whole of that season, as the Wolves clinched the AHL's Calder Cup. Exelby was called up to the main Thrashers roster midway through the 2002–03 NHL season.
Exelby became a free agent on July 1, 2010. He was invited on a try-out basis with the New York Rangers. He was let go on September 27.
- Inaugural recipient of the Dan Snyder Memorial Award - 2003–04
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||51||1||3||4||73||—||—||—||—||—|
- Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft as an 8th round choice, 217th overall.
- Traded to Regina Pats (WHL) by Saskatoon Blades (WHL) for Scott Balan and future considerations, January 15, 2001.
- Called up during the NHL 2002–03 season.
- Traded to Toronto Maple Leafs, July 1, 2009
- List of Toronto Maple Leafs players
- Garnet Exelby's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Garnet Exelby's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Winner of the Dan Snyder Memorial Award
Niclas Hävelid, 2006