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Pokey Reddick
Born October 6, 1964 (1964-10-06) (age 57)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Played for Fort Wayne Komets
Sherbrooke Canadiens
Winnipeg Jets
Moncton Hawks
Cape Breton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
Phoenix Roadrunners
Cincinnati Cyclones
Florida Panthers
Las Vegas Thunder
Grand Rapids Griffins
San Antonio Dragons
Kansas City Blades
Frankfurt Lions
NHL Draft undrafted
Playing career 1984–2003

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[]

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.

He won a Stanley Cup Championship with the Oilers in 1990 as the backup goaltender to Bill Ranford, because of a season ending injury to the Oilers regular goaltender Grant Fuhr.

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[]

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[]

  • 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)