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06-11-2012, 04:46 AM
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Four clubs in one season?

Trivia question I've been thinking about for some time; Sean Burke, Geoff Sanderson and Esa Tikkanen have played for three clubs in one season, but has anyone ever represented four?

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I'm pretty sure that Max Lapierre also played for 3 teams last season.

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Maybe Mike Sillinger since he played for about 1/2 the NHL franchises

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Add Stan Gilbertson to the three-in-one-season list: California, St. Louis and Washington in 74-75. Imagine starting the season with the improving Seals and finishing with the first-year Capitals!! He actually did quite well with the Caps, getting 11 goals and 7 assists in 25 games.

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I reckon there might be more four club players than you'd imagine.

One that comes to mind is Dennis O'Brien in 77-78.

He played for the North Stars, Rockies, Barons and Bruins. (The transactions proceeded: waived, traded, waived).

A pretty crazy season. He played for three teams so bad that they couldn't crack 60 points, much less .500 that year, yet he wound up skating in the Stanley Cup finals.

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Dave McLlwain in 1991-92.

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Maybe Mike Sillinger since he played for about 1/2 the NHL franchises
Guys who play for 3 or more teams in a season generally do it by being a marginal player who gets waived constantly. Sillinger played for so many teams because, while he was never a core player, every team is looking for a gritty defensive center at the beginning of every single season, so he always had suiters. Same reason that Dominic Moore, who's pretty much the exact same player as Sillinger, stands a decent chance of breaking Sillinger's record 9 teams so far, he's a free agent now, and he's only 31.

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I've always wondered this, and while I could be wrong, I have to look at the record for Dominic Moore here. 9 teams and he's 31 years old. With all but 5 of those games since the lockout. That is an awfully lot of being traded. Would any of it have to do with who his brother is? We'll never know, just wondering though

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I've always wondered this, and while I could be wrong, I have to look at the record for Dominic Moore here. 9 teams and he's 31 years old. With all but 5 of those games since the lockout. That is an awfully lot of being traded. Would any of it have to do with who his brother is? We'll never know, just wondering though
Nah, I think it's just his lot in life. Signs a short contract with a crappy team that badly needs leadership and grit, goes to a playoff team at the deadline. He's pretty much the epitome of a non-essential nice thing to have for just about any team.

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Brian Rolston played for New Jersey, Colorado, and Boston during 1999-2000. Alexei Gusarov played for Colorado, New York (R), and St. Louis in 2000-2001.

Can't think of anyone who's been in four places in one season, though.

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A little different but Ralph Klassen was a member of 4 different teams within a 24 time period.

Claimed by Hartford from Colorado in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.

Traded to NY Islanders by Hartford for Terry Richardson, June 14, 1979.

Traded to St. Louis by NY Islanders as part of three-team transaction that sent Barry Gibbs and Tom Williams to NY Islanders (June 9, 1979) and Tom Williams to Los Angeles (August 16, 1979), June 14, 1979.

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HockeyDB has a list called the "NHL Pack Your Bag Club" which lists all players who played for at least three teams in one season. At the top of the list is both Dennis O'Brien and Dave McLlwain who played for four teams each in a season (O'Brien was with the Bruins, North Stars, Rockies and Barons during 1977-78; McLlwain played for the Jets, Islanders, Sabres and Leafs in 1991-92).

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/players/pack_your_bag.html

And I recall NHL.com having an article on either both these guys or just McLlwain in particular during one trade deadline a couple years back, detailing how difficult it is for players to have to change teams multiple times in a season. McLlwain's case is rather exceptional: while O'Brien played at least 13 games with each of his four teams, McLlwain spent 3 games in Winnipeg, then 54 with the Islanders, a 5 game stint with the Sabres, and concluded with 11 in Toronto. Thats a lot of moving, getting settled, and then being forced to move again.

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Ted Donato's record in 2001-2002 is interesting. He played with 3 different teams, but only played 5 games in total - 1 for the Islanders, 2 for the Kings and 2 for the Blues. He played a reasonable amount of games in the seasons before and after 2001-2002, so why the lack of games in that season?

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max lapierre played for 3 teams in 2010-2011

started the season with the habs, traded to the ducks, and then traded a few weeks later to the canucks

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Zach Boychuk played for three NHL teams last season and ended up back with Carolina by the time the 2012-13 season finished. Although it would give him three different teams, it would give him four NHL stops (Carolina x2, Pittsburgh, and Nashville) in the same season.

01/31/2013 Carolina Hurricanes to Pittsburgh Penguins via Waivers
http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=653426

03/05/2013 Pittsburgh Penguins to Nashville Predators via Waivers
http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=658675

3/21/2013 Nashville Predators via Carolina Hurricanes via Waivers
http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=661281

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