Silvertips 2010-11 roster

  • Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 3:00am
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Head coach

Craig Hartsburg

Hartsburg is entering his second season as Everett’s head coach. The 51-year-old from Stratford, Ontario, guided the Tips to a a 46-21-3-2 record in his first season in charge, tying for the best record in both the U.S. Division and Western Conference.

Hartsburg is one of the most seasoned coaches in the WHL, having spent seven seasons as a head coach in the NHL (1995-2001, 2008-09) with the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators, compiling a 201-208-69-13 record. He also has a wealth of junior hockey coaching experience. He coached for six seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (1994-95, 2001-02, 2004-08) with the Guelph Storm and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, going 226-125-23-23 and winning three division titles. He also coached Canada to the gold medal at the 2007 and 2008 World Junior Hockey Championships.

As a player Hartsburg spent 10 seasons in the NHL on defense for the Minnesota North Stars, tallying 98 goals and 315 assists in 570 games and participating in three all-star games.

Associate head coach

Jay Varady

Varady is entering his eighth season as a member of Everett’s coaching staff, having been with the team since its inception. The 33-year-old from Cahokia, Ill., is in his fourth season as the associate head coach following four seasons as an assistant. During Varady’s four seasons as an assistant the Tips won three U.S. Division titles and one Western Conference crown.

Varady is also a member of the USA Hockey coaching pool. Last winter he earned a gold medal serving as the video coordinator for the U.S. entry to the World Junior Hockey Championships, and this summer he won silver as an assist with the U.S. U-18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Assistant coach

Chris Hartsburg

Hartsburg is beginning his second season with Everett. The 30-year-old from Edina, Minn., is the son of head coach Craig Hartsburg.

This is Hartsburg’s third season in coaching. Prior to arriving in Everett he spent one season as an assistant with the Colorado Eagles of the Central Hockey League, helping the Eagles to a league-best 45-15-4 record.

Goaltending coach

Jordan Sigalet

Sigalet is entering his first season with Everett. The 29-year-old from New Westminster, B.C., is an owner and instructor at the B.C.-based ProFormance Goalie School. This is his first season working as a coach with a team. Sigalet has received accolades for his work combating Multiple Sclerosis.

FORWARDS

Josh Birkholz (10)

Position: Right wing

Birthdate: 3/28/91

Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 190 pounds

Previous team: University of Minnesota

WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A speedy forward with a dangerous shot. … Had five goals and one assist in 36 games for Minnesota last season. … Selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL draft by the Florida Panthers. … Left Minnesota after his freshman season because of dissatisfaction with his role. … Acquired as a non-drafted listed player.

Clayton Cumiskey (33)

Position: Center

Birthdate: 3/20/90

Hometown: Abbotsford, B.C.

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 193 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Three years

Notable: A hard-working center who wins puck battles and faceoffs. … Had seven goals and 16 assists in 36 games for Everett last season. … Also had one goal and 11 assists in 23 games with Edmonton. … Acquired via trade from Edmonton last December in exchange for winger Cameron Abney. … Is the younger brother of NHLer Kyle Cumiskey.

Campbell Elynuik (17)

Position: Left wing

Birthdate: 12/25/92

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 190 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: One year

Notable: A big forward slated to be Everett’s top enforcer. … Had two assists and 67 penalty minutes in 43 games for Everett last season. … Selected by Everett in the seventh round of the 2007 bantam draft. … Is the son of former NHLer Pat Elynuik.

Jari Erricson (18)

Position: Center

Birthdate: 1/27/94

Hometown: Prince George, B.C.

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 172 pounds

Previous team: Cariboo (B.C. major midget) WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A two-way forward who’s effective without being flashy. … Had 17 goals and 19 assists in 36 games for Cariboo last season. … Selected by Everett in the second round of the 2010 bantam draft.

Landon Ferraro (13)

Position: Center

Birthdate: 8/8/91

Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 170 pounds

Previous team: Red Deer (WHL)

WHL experience: Three years

Notable: A forward with elite speed capable of scoring goals in large numbers. … Had 16 goals and 30 assists in 60 games for Red Deer last season. … Selected in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings. … Was the second-overall pick in the 2006 bantam draft. … Acquired via trade from Red Deer in July in exchange for center Byron Froese. … Is the son of former NHLer Ray Ferraro.

Cody Fowlie (11)

Position: Right wing

Birthdate: 11/5/92

Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 180 pounds

Previous team: UFA (Alberta midget AAA)

WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A two-way forward who’s a solid skater. … Had 16 goals and 29 assists in 35 games for UFA last season. … Acquired as a non-drafted listed player.

Tyler Giebel (7)

Position: Center

Birthdate: 2/28/93

Hometown: Balgonie, Saskatchewan

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 175 pounds

Previous team: Regina (Saskatchewan midget AAA) WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A playmaking centerman. … Had 17 goals and 38 assists in 41 games for Regina last season. … Also appeared in three games for Everett without scoring … Selected by Everett in the second round of the 2008 bantam draft.

Manraj Hayer (19)

Position: Center

Birthdate: 1/20/93

Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 168 pounds

Previous team: Surrey (BCHL)

WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A small forward with good speed and playmaking abilities. … Had five goals and 10 assists in 38 games for Surrey last season. … Acquired as a non-drafted listed player.

Jesse Huhtala (26)

Position: Left wing

Birthdate: 5/9/93

Hometown: Pori, Finland

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 175 pounds

Previous team: Assat (Finland U-18)

WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A rangy two-way forward. … Had 14 goals and 14 assists in 22 games for Assat last season. … Selected by Everett in the first round of the 2010 import draft.

Scott MacDonald (12)

Position: Right wing

Birthdate: 10/7/91

Hometown: Surrey, B.C.

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 192 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Two years

Notable: A skilled forward who’s a late bloomer. … Had nine goals and 23 assists in 60 games for Everett last season. … Acquired as a listed player after being dropped by Chilliwack last fall.

Tyler Maxwell (9)

Position: Left wing

Birthdate: 4/13/91

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 187 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Two years

Notable: A darting forward with a goal-scorer’s touch. … Had 33 goals and 36 assists in 72 games for Everett last season. … Attended USA Hockey’s evaluation camp for the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships this summer. … Acquired as a non-drafted listed player.

Markus McCrea (25)

Position: Left wing

Birthdate: 2/15/92

Hometown: Canyon Lake, Calif.

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 205 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Two years

Notable: A developing power forward. … Had five goals and six assists in 67 games for Everett last season. … Selected by Everett in the sixth round of the 2007 bantam draft.

D.Jay McGrath (24)

Position: Center

Birthdate: 6/13/92

Hometown: Kindersley, Saskatchewan

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 185 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: One year

Notable: A smalle forward who throws big hits. … Had two goals and three assists in 52 games for Everett last season. … Selected by Everett in the third round of the 2007 bantam draft.

Kellan Tochkin (16)

Position: Right wing

Birthdate: 2/15/91

Hometown: Abbotsford, B.C.

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 167 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Two years

Notable: A playmaking forward with excellent passing ability and vision. … Had 28 goals and 40 assists in 72 games for Everett last season. … Signed a free-agent contract with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks last summer. … Selected by Everett in the first round of the 2006 bantam draft.

Josh Winquist (21)

Position: Left wing

Birthdate: 9/6/93

Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 172 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: One year

Notable: A forward with offensive potential. … Had three goals and four assists in 50 games for Everett last season. … Selected by Everett in the third round of the 2008 bantam draft.

DEFENSEMEN

Gabe Minville (6)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 5/4/92

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 213 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: One year

Notable: A towering defenseman who’s awaiting his first true playing time with the Tips. … Had no points in 12 games for Everett last season. … Selected by Everett in the second round of the 2007 bantam draft.

Evan Morden (4)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 5/31/93

Hometown: Swan Valley, Manitoba

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 205 pounds

Previous team: Swan Valley (MJHL)

WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A stay-at-home defenseman. … Had one goal and 14 assists in 54 games for Swan Valley last season. … Played for Team West at the U-17 World Hockey Challenge. … Selected by Everett in the seventh round of the 2008 bantam draft.

Ryan Murray (27)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 9/27/93

Hometown: White City, Saskatchewan

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 185 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: One year

Notable: A dynamic defenseman with top-level skill and hockey sense. … Had five goals and 22 assists in 52 games for Everett last season. … Played for Canada at the U-18 World Championships in April, then won a gold medal as the captain of Canada’s entry at the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August. … Selected by Everett in the first round of the 2008 bantam draft.

Rasmus Rissanen (8)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 7/13/91

Hometown: Kuopio, Finland

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 205 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: One year

Notable: A rangy defenseman who’s a willing hitter. … Had four goals and 11 assists in 71 games for Everett last season. … Selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. … Selected by Everett in the first round of the 2009 import draft.

Paul Sohor (34)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 1/20/91

Hometown: East St. Paul, Manitoba

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 190 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Two years

Notable: A stay-at-home defenseman. … Had two assists in 47 games for Everett last season. … Selected by Everett in the fifth round of the 2006 bantam draft.

Chad Suer (22)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 6/25/90

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 200 pounds

Previous team: Moose Jaw (WHL)

WHL experience: Four years

Notable: An experienced stay-at-home defensemen. … Had five goals and 15 assists in 64 games for Moose Jaw last season. … Acquired via trade from Moose Jaw just before the start of the season in exchange for goaltender Thomas Heemskerk.

Alex Theriau (2)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 2/14/92

Hometown: Duncan, B.C.

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 193 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Two years

Notable: A smooth-skating defenseman. … had four goals and 20 assists in 70 games for Everett last season. … Selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL draft by the Dallas Stars. … Acquired via trade from Lethbridge in January of 2009 in the deal that sent winger Kyle Beach to the Hurricanes.

Nick Walters (3)

Position: Defenseman

Birthdate: 4/11/94

Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 185 pounds

Previous team: St. Albert (Alberta midget AAA) WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A young defenseman who plays physical. … Had five goals and 13 assists in 30 games for St. Albert last season. … Selected by Everett in the first round of the 2009 bantam draft.

GOALTENDERS

Luke Siemens (35)

Position: Goaltender

Birthdate: 11/6/92

Hometown: Delta, B.C.

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 185 pounds

Previous team: Quesnel (BCHL)

WHL experience: Rookie

Notable: A modest-sized goaltender. … Went 9-12 with a 3.70 goals against average and .887 save percentage in 25 games for Quesnel last season. … Also appeared in one WHL game when Everett loaned him to Prince George. … Acquired via trade from Chilliwack last August in exchange for an eighth-round bantam draft pick.

Kent Simpson (32)

Position: Goaltender

Birthdate: 3/26/92

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 190 pounds

Previous team: Everett (WHL)

WHL experience: Two years

Notable: A positionally-sound goalie who covers a lot of net. … Went 22-9-1-0 last season and finished second in the league in both goals against average (2.26) and save percentage (.925). … Selected in the second round of the 2010 NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. … Played for Canada at the U-18 World Championships in April. … Selected by Everett in the first round of the 2007 bantam draft.