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Wade Flaherty
Flaherty in goal for the China Sharks
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
6 ft 00 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams China Sharks (AL)
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
Nashville Predators (NHL)
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Florida Panthers (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (AHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
New York Islanders (NHL)
Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL)
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Kentucky Thoroughblades (AHL)
Kansas City Blades (IHL)
Kalamazoo Wings (IHL)
Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 11 1968 (1968-01-11) (age 48),
Terrace, British Columbia
Pro Career 1989 – 2009

Wade Flaherty (born January 11, 1968 in Terrace, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who has played in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and the Nashville Predators, as well as several teams in the American Hockey League and ECHL. He last played professionally for the China Sharks of the Asia League Ice Hockey, before being named the developmental goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Flaherty was drafted 181st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

While playing with the Islanders, "Flats" was the last NHL goalie to give up a goal to Wayne Gretzky.

Flaherty backed up Curtis Joseph for Team Canada in the 2007 Spengler Cup.

In 2008, he signed with the China Sharks of the Asia League Ice Hockey, being named the starting goaltender and goaltender coach. Flaherty also assisted the Chinese national team in the same capacity. In January 2009, Flaherty was named Goaltending Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.


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Preceded by
Johan Holmqvist
Winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
Succeeded by
Antero Niittymäki

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