HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > Other Leagues > ECHL and other Minor Pro Leagues

Oldest Minor Pro Player

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
11-07-2012, 09:42 PM
  #1
Francis10
Registered User
 
Francis10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 128
vCash: 500
Oldest Minor Pro Player

Anyone know the answers to these questions:. Who is currently the oldest player in any minor pro league? What is the record for most minor league games played and most career points?

Francis10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-07-2012, 11:11 PM
  #2
LadyStanley
Elasmobranchology-go
 
LadyStanley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North of the Tank
Country: United States
Posts: 53,511
vCash: 500
Suggest you contact each league and ask.

See stickied thread for league websites.

LadyStanley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-08-2012, 03:12 PM
  #3
Johnny8242
Registered User
 
Johnny8242's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greenville, SC
Country: United States
Posts: 928
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Johnny8242
There are a lot of EBugs in their late 30s-40's that get signed but never play. In the ECHL the oldest everyday player is Kory Karlander for the Kalamazoo Wings at 40 years old.

Most ECHL Points all time is Louis Dumont at 890.

Most ECHL Goals of all time is Wes Goldie at 370. Goldie retired after the 11-12 season

Most ECHL Games played Cam Brown at 789

Active All Time Leaders
Goals
Randy Rowe- 225

Games
Sam Ftorek-645

Points-
Randy Rowe- 497

*According to Hockeydb.com as of 11/8/2012

Johnny8242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-10-2012, 03:27 PM
  #4
Cyclones Rock
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,240
vCash: 500
Kory Karlander of the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL is 40. He's the oldest of whom I'm aware. I don't count Canadien Senior Leagues as professional.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=2644

Robin Bouchard is the career goal scoring leader in the minors. I don't know who has the most points off the top of my head.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=13133

Cyclones Rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-10-2012, 09:27 PM
  #5
iamjs
Looketh over there..
 
iamjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Madeth thou look!
Country: United States
Posts: 8,178
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclones Rock View Post
Kory Karlander of the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL is 40. He's the oldest of whom I'm aware. I don't count Canadien Senior Leagues as professional.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=2644

Robin Bouchard is the career goal scoring leader in the minors. I don't know who has the most points off the top of my head.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=13133
Roberge has 752 goals and 1698 points, but I've seen people debate his status as a pro since the Eastern Hockey League was more of a semi-pro league in the 1950s and 1960s

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=12200

iamjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-10-2012, 09:37 PM
  #6
iamjs
Looketh over there..
 
iamjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Madeth thou look!
Country: United States
Posts: 8,178
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclones Rock View Post
Kory Karlander of the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL is 40. He's the oldest of whom I'm aware. I don't count Canadien Senior Leagues as professional.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=2644
Not only do the K-Wings have the oldest player in the ECHL, I believe they also have the second oldest player with Sam Ftorek, who turns 38 in two weeks.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=38001

The CHL's oldest player is 39 year old Brad Smyth, who previously played for 5 teams in the NHL.
SPHL's oldest player is Brett Hammond who is 31 years old
FHL's oldest player is Kelly Miller. Not to be confused with the Rangers' draft pick, the Kelly Miller that plays for the Danbury Whalers is 33 years old.

also learned while doing this search that Paul Mara is playing in Ontario (ECHL) after sitting out the entire 2011-12 season.


Last edited by iamjs: 11-10-2012 at 09:47 PM.
iamjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2012, 08:54 AM
  #7
Cornwall OHL
That's my O face.
 
Cornwall OHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Glengarry
Country: Canada
Posts: 249
vCash: 500
Chris Chelios played for the Chicago Wolves when he was 48. That is pretty outstanding. I'm hoping to make it to my 30s.

Cornwall OHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2012, 09:19 PM
  #8
Francis10
Registered User
 
Francis10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 128
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamjs View Post
Not only do the K-Wings have the oldest player in the ECHL, I believe they also have the second oldest player with Sam Ftorek, who turns 38 in two weeks.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=38001

The CHL's oldest player is 39 year old Brad Smyth, who previously played for 5 teams in the NHL.
SPHL's oldest player is Brett Hammond who is 31 years old
FHL's oldest player is Kelly Miller. Not to be confused with the Rangers' draft pick, the Kelly Miller that plays for the Danbury Whalers is 33 years old.

also learned while doing this search that Paul Mara is playing in Ontario (ECHL) after sitting out the entire 2011-12 season.
Thanks for that! Roberge played alot of years in Johnstown. Won't see that ever again.

Trevor Jobe and Joe Burton also both put up some big numbers too.

Francis10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 09:36 AM
  #9
LadyStanley
Elasmobranchology-go
 
LadyStanley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North of the Tank
Country: United States
Posts: 53,511
vCash: 500
Reached out to my PHPA contact who provides the following:
Quote:
AHL: 2 active players are age 35 or older

ECHL: 4 active players are age 35 or older

CHL: 4 active players are age 35 or older

LadyStanley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 02:53 PM
  #10
Propane Nightmares
Sinister Rouge
 
Propane Nightmares's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Country: United Kingdom
Posts: 38,104
vCash: 500
Steve Moria played until he was 51

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=35385

Propane Nightmares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-30-2012, 10:26 PM
  #11
iamjs
Looketh over there..
 
iamjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Madeth thou look!
Country: United States
Posts: 8,178
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats View Post
and was still putting up respectable numbers too.

Tony Hand is still going at age 45. He only has one goal this season, but he also has 28 assists in 19 games which is leading the EPIHL.

iamjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-01-2012, 01:37 PM
  #12
Shootmaster_44
Registered User
 
Shootmaster_44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lloydminster, AB
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,144
vCash: 500
Publicity stunt or not, Gordie Howe played for the Detroit Vipers of the IHL at age 69. I would think he technically owns the record for oldest minor pro player.

I've never quite figured out why Gordie Howe would agree to do that though. From what I know of Gordie, he wasn't the hugely egotistical type who'd sign a deal simply for the publicity of both playing at age 69 and playing in 6 consecutive decades. Since it was a one-game deal with the Vipers, he shouldn't have been under any illusions that he was going to stick around with the team. So I doubt he signed the deal under the impression it was as a "try-out."

Shootmaster_44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-01-2012, 09:48 PM
  #13
adsfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,826
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cornwall OHL View Post
Chris Chelios played for the Chicago Wolves when he was 48. That is pretty outstanding. I'm hoping to make it to my 30s.
Chelios was still a good player. He was like another coach on the ice.

This is from a Milwaukee fan who hates the Wolves.

adsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-02-2012, 10:18 AM
  #14
Propane Nightmares
Sinister Rouge
 
Propane Nightmares's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Country: United Kingdom
Posts: 38,104
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamjs View Post
and was still putting up respectable numbers too.

Tony Hand is still going at age 45. He only has one goal this season, but he also has 28 assists in 19 games which is leading the EPIHL.
He never was much of a goal scorer except in his younger days in the 80's and early 90's during the BHL era when the goalies were shocking. He has often been accused of "chiselling" i.e. telling the ref he got an assist on the goal but he has always denied this. I don't think it is true, I'm a linesman in the EPIHL and I don't recall ever seeing him chisel from the referee, all his assists were legit.

I've only seen him once so far this season and he looked only a tiny fraction of his former self, he missed a lot of passes which went for icing and they weren't much better in the offensive zone either. So it's pretty scary that he's still putting up those numbers.

Propane Nightmares is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.