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Eric Healey
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Team
F. Teams
Free Agent
Boston Bruins
Adler Mannheim
SCL Tigers
Graz 99ers
EHC Black Wings Linz
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born January 20 1975 (1975-01-20) (age 41),
Hull, MA, USA
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1998 – present

Eric Healey (born January 20, 1975 in Hull, Massachusetts) is a retired professional American ice hockey player. He most recently played with EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian EBEL and has formerly played in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins.

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Healey was a product of the ECAC's R.P.I. Engineers. He spent four successful years with the Engineers, capturing All-Conference and All-American Honours before signing with the Calgary Flames on September 22, 1998.

Healey split his first pro year with the Flames AHL affiliate the Saint John Flames, and their IHL affiliate the Orlando Solar Bears. In the following summer on July 26, 1999, Healey signed with the Phoenix Coyotes and played for their affiliate, the Springfield Falcons for two seasons. On September 4, 2002, Healey then signed with the Los Angeles Kings, making his mark with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL with 73 points in 75 games in the 2002–03 season.

Eric then signed with the Atlanta Thrashers to a one-year deal on August 12, 2003.[1] He was however again unable to break into the NHL, playing with farm team the Chicago Wolves. He spent the 2004–05 season abroad with German side the Mannheim Eagles.

Healey then returned to North America in the following 2005–06 season and signed with the Boston Bruins on the August 15, 2005. He again played primarily in the AHL with the Providence Bruins impressing enough to finally debut in the NHL with the Bruins on November 25, 2005. Healey was also selected as Captain to play for PlanetUSA in the AHL All-Star game.

Considered a career minor-league player, Healey was signed as a free agent on July 15, 2006, by the Tampa Bay Lightning to play for their affiliate, and previous team, the Springfield Falcons.[2] Healey enjoyed his most productive season to date scoring 75 points for the Falcons. The following 2007–08 season, Healey was signed on July 13, 2007, to the Colorado Avalanche.[3] He was assigned to captain the inguaral team of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. Healey led the team in assists (36) and points (58) at the conclusion of the season.

On August 5, 2008, Healey signed with Swedish team Mora IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan.[4] After leading the team with 25 points in just 20 games, Healey was unexpectedly released from his contract on November 25, 2008.[5] On November 28, 2008, Healey signed with Swiss team the SCL Tigers of the NLA,[6] on 1 February 2009 joined to EHC Olten on loan from SCL Tigers.

On September 8, 2009, Healey signed a one-year contract with Austrian team, Graz 99ers of the EBEL for the 2009–10 season. Establishing himself as a top-line center with Graz, Healey led the team and the League in scoring with 67 points while also recording a league best Plus/minus (+31). His standout performance helped the 99ers to a first place finish in the regular season before suffering a shock first round defeat.

On April 28, 2010, Healey agreed to join rival, EHC Black Wings Linz, as a free agent on a one-year contract to remain in Austria for the 2010–11 season.[7] Despite scoring 13 points in 19 games for the Black Wings, Healey was released from the team to make room in the foreign quota for Jason Ward on November 15, 2010.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 R.P.I. ECAC 37 13 11 24 35
1995–96 R.P.I. ECAC 35 18 22 40 57
1996–97 R.P.I. ECAC 36 30 26 56 63
1997–98 R.P.I. ECAC 35 21 27 48 42
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 64 14 24 38 77
1998–99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 13 5 4 9 13 8 1 0 1 12
1999–00 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 14 15 29 51 1 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 16 17 33 53
2001–02 Jackson Bandits ECHL 2 1 1 2 0
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 65 24 34 58 45 5 2 2 4 8
2002–03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 75 42 31 73 47 3 1 0 1 2
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 71 31 20 51 52 10 3 6 9 10
2004–05 Adler Mannheim DEL 50 16 13 29 54 13 2 4 6 12
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 66 29 42 71 49 5 2 3 5 0
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 80 27 48 75 51
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 74 22 36 58 48
2008–09 Mora IK Swe-1 20 10 15 25 36
2008–09 SCL Tigers NLA 13 5 7 12 6
2009–10 Graz 99ers EBEL 53 27 40 67 18 6 1 4 5 2
2010–11 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL 19 4 9 13 18
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 593 219 267 486 473 24 8 11 19 22

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
ECAC Second-Team All-Conference Team 1996–97
NCCA East Second All-American Team 1996–97, 1997–98
ECAC First-Team All-Conference Team 1997–98
American Hockey League
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award 2002–03 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Atlanta snares two unrestricted free agents. ESPN (2003-08-12). Retrieved on 2009-03-13.
  2. Lightning sign Eric Healey. boltprospect.com (2006-07-15). Retrieved on 2008-11-25.
  3. Avalanche sign Healey, Hussey and Weiman. hockeyfights.com (2007-07-13). Retrieved on 2008-11-25.
  4. Mora sign Healey. (in Swedish) morahockey.se (2008-08-05). Retrieved on 2008-11-25.
  5. Mora releases best pointscorer. (in Swedish) DalarnasTidningar.se (2008-11-25). Retrieved on 2008-11-25.
  6. Healey finds home in Switzerland. ecachockey.com (2008-11-28). Retrieved on 2008-11-29.
  7. Leading scorer goes to Linz (German). EHC Black Wings Linz (2010-04-28). Retrieved on 2010-09-14.
  8. "Ex-NHLer storms for the Black Wings" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz (2010-11-15). Retrieved on 2010-12-13.
  9. Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award. American Hockey League (2010-09-14). Retrieved on 2010-09-14.

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