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Garnet Exelby
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Born August 16, 1981 (1981-08-16) (age 29),

Craik, SK, CAN

Height

Weight

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Left

F. teams

Atlanta Thrashers


Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Draft 217th overall, 1999

Atlanta Thrashers

Playing career 2001–present

Garnet Exelby (born August 16, 1981 in Craik, Saskatchewan) and raised in Ste. Anne, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently a Free Agent. He is particularly known for his aggressive style of play and his fearsome bodychecking skills.


Playing careerEdit

Exelby was drafted by the Thrashers in round 8, 217th overall, at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Having already spent one year playing junior hockey for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, Exelby played the next two seasons at the WHL with the Blades and the Regina Pats. In the 2001–02 season, Exelby moved away from the juniors and played in the AHL for the Chicago Wolves. He stayed with the Wolves for the whole of that season, as the Wolves clinched the AHL's Calder Cup. Exelby was called up to the main Thrashers roster midway through the 2002–03 NHL season.

On July 1, 2009, Exelby was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Colin Stuart for Pavel Kubina and the rights to Tim Stapleton.

AwardsEdit

  • Inaugural recipient of the Dan Snyder Memorial Award - 2003–04

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Saskatoon Blades WHL 61 5 3 8 91
1999–00 Saskatoon Blades WHL 63 1 8 9 79 11 0 2 2 21
2000–01 Saskatoon Blades WHL 43 5 10 15 110
2000–01 Regina Pats WHL 22 2 8 10 51 6 0 2 2 2
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 75 3 4 7 257 25 0 4 4 49
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 15 0 2 2 41
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 53 3 6 9 140 9 0 1 1 27
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 71 1 9 10 134
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 75 1 9 10 75
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 58 2 8 10 56 4 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 79 2 5 7 85
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 59 0 7 7 120
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 51 1 3 4 73
NHL totals 408 7 43 50 584 4 0 0 0 6

Career transactionsEdit

  • Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft as an 8th round choice, 217th overall.
  • Traded to Regina Pats (WHL) by Saskatoon Blades (WHL) for Scott Balan and future considerations, January 15, 2001.
  • Called up during the NHL 2002–03 season.

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