|Born||October 6, 1964 |
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Fort Wayne Komets|
Cape Breton Oilers
Las Vegas Thunder
Grand Rapids Griffins
San Antonio Dragons
Kansas City Blades
Pokey Reddick (born Eldon Wade Reddick on October 6, 1964) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1986 to 1994.
Pokey received his nickname from his father due to his "slowpoke" movement throughout the house.
He won the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1990.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Pokey spent most of his career in various minor leagues playing for various teams. His NHL-level experience included playing for the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers and the Florida Panthers.
During his tenure with the Winnipeg Jets, he formed one half of the goaltending duo "Pokey and the Bandit" with Daniel Berthiaume.
Pokey holds the NHL record for most games played by a goaltender without recording a shutout. He played in 132 NHL games over his career without recording a single shutout.
Pokey also holds the distinction of being the only goaltender at any level of professional hockey to go through a three-round playoff system undefeated. He achieved this feat with the Fort Wayne Komets in the IHL in 1992–93.
Pokey had a 1.49 GAA through 12 postseason games, leading the Komets to the franchise's first title in 20 years.
Post-Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Pokey was formerly an assistant coach for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL and is currently the Hockey Director for the Las Vegas Storm AAA Hockey Club.
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- 1985-86: James Norris Memorial Trophy (Fort Wayne Komets)
- 1989-90: Stanley Cup winner (Edmonton Oilers)
- 1992-93: N.R. "Bud" Poile Trophy (Fort Wayne Komets)
- 2002-03: Colonial Cup winner (Fort Wayne Komets)