Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Badgers In The Pros: 2009 Update

Here is an updated list of forever Badger players currently getting paid to play the game they love. Surprisingly, there hasn't been a ton of changes since we last updated the list last spring. Of note: Dany Heatley was traded from Ottawa to San Jose, Robbie Earl is up with the Wild, Curtis Joseph has retired, Chris Chelios is playing full time in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves, Matt Ford is in the AHL again, Shane Connelly landed in the ECHL with South Carolina, and Alex Brooks went to Europe.

Click on any player to view player career statistics including stats while at Wisconsin.

NHL: (12)

Rene Bourque-Calgary Flames (40 games, 17 goals, 20 assists, 37 points)
Adam Burish-Chicago Blackhawks (Knee injury)
Davis Drewiske-Los Angles Kings (38 gms, 1 g, 7 a, 8 pts, Currently Injured)
Robbie Earl-Minnesota Wild (12 gms, 3 g, 0 a, 3 pts)
Brian Elliott-Ottawa Senators (25 games, .900 Save %, 2.87 GAA)
Tom Gilbert-Edmonton Oilers (44 gms, 2 g, 7 a, 9 pts)
Dany Heatley-San Jose Sharks (46 gms, 26 g, 23 a, 49 pts)
Joe Pavelski-San Jose Sharks (31 gms, 9 g, 12 a, 21 pts)
Brian Rafalski-Detroit Red Wings (40 gms, 2 g, 16 a, 18 pts)
Steve Reinnprecht-Phoenix Coyotes (45 gms, 13 g, 18 a, 31 pts)
Ryan Suter-Nashville Predators (46 gms, 2 g, 20 a, 22 pts)
Brad Winchester-St. Louis Blues (36 gms, 2 g, 4 a, 6 pts)

AHL: (13)

Chris Chelios-Chicago Wolves
Jake Dowell-Rockford Ice Hogs (2 NHL games, no points)
Josh Engel-Toronto Marlies
Brian Fahey-Lake Erie Monsters
Matt Ford-Lake Erie Monsters
Andrew Joudrey-Hershey Bears
Ryan MacMurchy-Springfield Falcons
Jamie McBain-Albany River Rats
Joe Piskula-Manchester Monarchs
Jack Skille-Rockford Ice Hogs (6 NHL games, 1 goal, 1 assist)
Kyle Turris-San Antonio Rampage
Nigel Williams-Hartford Wolf Pack
Andy Wozniewski-Providence Bruins (2 NHL games, no points)

ECHL: (3)

Andy Brandt-Victoria Salmon Kings
Ross Carlson-Florida Everblades
Shane Connelly-South Carolina Stingrays

Europe: (8)

Alex Brooks-Jokerit Helsinki (Finland)
Bernd Bruckler-Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo-KHL (Russia)
Mickey Elick-VSV EC-(Austria)
Mark Heatley-Munich EHC
Matt Hussey-Ingolstadt ERC-DEL
Kyle Klubertanz-Djurgardens IF Stockholm (Sweden)
Alex Leavitt-Kassel Huskies-DEL
Jeff Likens-Augsburg Panthers-DEL

IHL: (3)

Matt Auffrey-Dayton Gems
Dan Boeser-Muskegon Lumberjacks
David Hukalo-Fort Wayne Komets

CHL: (1)
Tom Sawatske-Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

AAHL: (1)
Tom Bardis-Madison Ice Muskies (Team has folded)