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Roy Sommer
Position Center
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 00 in (1.83 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL)
Indianapolis Checkers (IHL)
Maine Mariners (AHL)
Wichita Wind (CHL)
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Houston Apollos (CHL)
Grand Rapids Owls (IHL)
Spokane Flyers (PHL)
Dayton/Grand Rapids Owls (IHL)
Saginaw Gears (IHL)
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born April 5 1957 (1957-04-05) (age 59),
Oakland, California, United States
NHL Draft 101st overall, 1977
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 1977 – 1987

Roy Sommer (born April 5, 1957 in Oakland, California) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He also served as an assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks. Currently, he is the head coach of the Worcester Sharks, the American Hockey League affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.

Sommer was a junior star with the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Calgary Centennials. The Toronto Maple Leafs chose him 101st overall in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft but he never played for the team.

He spent most of his career in the minors, except for a three game trial with the Edmonton Oilers in 1980-81, when he score one goal. Sommer retired as a player in 1987.

Sommer then embarked on a long career as a coach. He was the head coach of the Roanoke Valley Rebels in 1991-92, the Richmond Renegades from 1991–1996, the Kentucky Thoroughblades from 1998–2001, the Cleveland Barons from 2001 to 2006, and the Worcester Sharks since 2006. He also served as an assistant coach of the Muskegon Lumberjacks in 1987-88, the Prince Albert Raiders in 1988-89, and the San Jose Sharks from 1996-1998.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A P PIM
1974–75 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL 1 0 0 0 5
1974–75 Spruce Grove Mets AJHL 53 16 19 35 185
1975–76 Calgary Centennials WCHL 70 13 24 37 155
1976–77 Calgary Centennials WCHL 50 16 22 38 111 9 5 9 14 8
1977–78 Saginaw Gears IHL 12 2 3 5 2
1977–78 Dayton/Grand Rapids Owls IHL 45 20 18 38 67
1978–79 Spokane Flyers PHL 45 19 30 49 196
1979–80 Grand Rapids Owls IHL 9 1 4 5 32
1979–80 Houston Apollos CHL 69 24 31 55 246 6 2 2 4 8
1980–81 Wichita Wind CHL 57 13 22 35 212 14 3 2 5 61
1980–81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 1 0 1 7
1981–82 Wichita Wind CHL 76 17 28 45 193
1982–83 Wichita Wind CHL 73 22 39 61 130
1983–84 Maine Mariners AHL 67 7 10 17 202 14 6 1 7 24
1984–85 Maine Mariners AHL 80 12 13 25 175 11 4 2 6 27
1985–86 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 37 9 10 19 118
1985–86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 27 5 8 13 109 12 2 4 6 92
1986–87 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 65 14 13 27 219 15 3 3 6 44
NHL totals 3 1 0 1 7
IHL totals 195 51 56 107 547 27 5 7 12 136
CHL totals 275 76 120 196 781 20 5 4 9 69

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