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Atlanta Thrashers Team History


In the summer of 1997, the National Hockey League awarded one of three expansion franchises to Atlanta. The Thrashers name was derived from Georgia's state bird. Don Waddel was hired as the first general manager. In the summer of 1999 the Thrashers announced former Orlando Solar Bears Curt Fraser as as their coach in the opening season. The Thrashers played their first game on October 2, 1999, losing 4-1 to the New Jersey Devils. That first year (1999-2000 season) saw the Atlanta Thrashers play like a typical expansion team, finishing last in the Southeast Division with a NHL worst 14-61-7-4 record.

Atlanta Thrashers Current Arena


Name: Philips Arena
Address: 1 Philips Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 878-3000
Website: http://www.philipsarena.com/
Capacity: 18545
Opened: 1999

National Hockey League - Atlanta Thrashers Draft History


Year Name Rnd Pick Pos From League
2009 Jeremy Morin 2 45 L U.S. National Under-18 Team Ind
2009 Jordan Samuels-Thomas 7 203 L Waterloo Black Hawks USHL
2009 Evander Kane 1 4 C Vancouver Giants WHL
2009 Carl Klingberg 2 34 L Frolunda Jrs. Sweden
2009 Edward Pasquale 4 117 G Saginaw Spirit OHL
2009 Ben Chiarot 4 120 D Guelph Storm OHL
2009 Cody Sol 5 125 D Saginaw Spirit OHL
2009 Jimmy Bubnick 6 155 C Kamloops Blazers WHL
2009 Levko Koper 7 185 L Spokane Chiefs WHL
2008 Zach Bogosian 1 3 D Peterborough Petes OHL
2008 Daultan Leveille 1 29 C St. Catharines Falcons GHJHL
2008 Danick Paquette 3 64 R Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL
2008 Nicklas Lasu 5 124 L Frolunda Jrs Sweden
2008 Chris Carrozzi 6 154 G Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL
2008 Vinny Saponari 4 94 R US National Under 18 Team
2008 Zach Redmond 7 184 D Ferris State University NCAA
2007 Niclas Lucenius 4 115 C Tappara Tampere FNL
2007 Spencer Machacek 3 67 R Vancouver Giants WHL
2007 John Albert 6 175 C US National Under 18 Team
2007 Paul Postma 7 205 D Swift Current Broncos WHL
2006 Bryan Little 1 12 C Barrie Colts OHL
2006 Riley Holzapfel 2 43 C Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
2006 Michael Forney 3 80 L Thief River Falls Minn. H.S.
2006 Alex Kangas 5 135 G Sioux Falls Stampede USHL
2006 Jonas Enlund 6 165 C IFK Jr. Finland
2006 Jesse Martin 7 195 C Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
2006 Arturs Kulda 7 200 D CSKA-2 Russia
2006 Will O'Neill 7 210 D Tabor Academy MA
2005 Alex Bourret 1 16 R Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL
2005 Ondrej Pavelec 2 41 G Kladno Jrs Czech Repu
2005 Chad Denny 2 49 D Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL
2005 Andrew Kozek 2 53 W South Surrey Eagles BCHL
2005 Jordan LaVallee 4 116 L Quebec Remparts QMJHL
2005 Tomas Pospisil 5 135 R Trinec Ocelari HC Czech
2005 Andrei Zubarev 6 187 D Ufa Salavat Yulayev Russia
2005 Myles Stoesz 7 207 L Spokane Chiefs WHL
2004 Boris Valabik 1 10 D Kitchener Rangers OHL
2004 Grant Lewis 2 40 D Dartmouth College NCAA
2004 Scott Lehman 3 76 D Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL
2004 Chad Painchaud 4 106 R Mississauga Ice Dogs OHL
2004 Juraj Gracik 5 142 R Topolcany Slovakia
2004 Dan Turple 6 186 G Oshawa Generals OHL
2004 Miikka Tuomainen 7 204 L Tuto Finland
2004 Matt Siddall 9 270 R Powell River Kings BCHL
2004 Mitch Carefoot 8 237 C Cornell University NCAA
2003 Rylan Kaip 9 269 C Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
2003 Tobias Enstrom 8 239 D Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik SEL
2003 Denis Loginov 7 203 C Kazan Jrs. Russia
2003 Mike Hamilton 6 175 F Merritt Centennials BCHL
2003 Brett Sterling 5 145 L Colorado College NCAA
2003 Mike Vannelli 4 136 D Sioux Falls Stampede USHL
2003 Guillaume Desbiens 4 116 R Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL
2003 Jim Sharrow 4 110 D Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
2003 Braydon Coburn 1 8 D Portland Winter Hawks WHL
2002 Pat Dwyer 4 116 R Western Michigan University NCAA
2002 Lane Manson 4 124 D Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
2002 Jim Slater 1 30 C Michigan State University NCAA
2002 Kari Lehtonen 1 2 G Jokerit Helsinki FNL
2002 Paul Flache 5 144 D Brampton Battalion OHL
2002 Brad Schell 6 167 C Spokane Chiefs WHL
2002 Nathan Oystrick 7 198 D South Surrey Eagles BCHL
2002 Colton Fretter 8 230 F Chatham WJBHL
2002 Tyler Boldt 8 236 D Kamloops Blazers WHL
2002 Pauli Levokari 8 257 D HIFK Helsinki FNL
2001 Ilya Kovalchuk 1 1 L Moscow Spartak Russia
2001 Michael Garnett 3 80 G Saskatoon Blades WHL
2001 Brian Sipotz 4 100 D Miami University (Ohio) NCAA
2001 Milan Gajic 4 112 C Burnaby Bulldogs BCHL
2001 Colin Stuart 5 135 L Colorado College NCAA
2001 Pasi Nurminen 6 189 G Jokerit Helsinki FNL
2001 Matt Suderman 7 199 D Saskatoon Blades WHL
2001 Colin FitzRandolph 7 201 W Phillips-Exeter Academy NH
2001 Mario Cartelli 9 262 D Trinec Ocelari HC Czech
2000 Blake Robson 4 108 L Portland Winter Hawks WHL
2000 Carl Mallette 4 107 C Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
2000 Libor Ustrnul 2 42 D Plymouth Whalers OHL
2000 Ilja Nikulin 2 31 D Tver Russia
2000 Dany Heatley 1 2 L U. of Wisconsin NCAA
2000 Simon Gamache 9 290 C Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL
2000 Matthew McRae 5 147 F Cornell University NCAA
2000 Zdenek Smid 6 168 G Karlovy Vary HC Czech
2000 Jeff Dwyer 6 178 D Choate Academy CT
2000 Mark McRae 9 288 D Cornell University NCAA
2000 Eric Bowen 8 244 R Portland Winter Hawks WHL
2000 Evan Nielsen 8 242 D Notre Dame NCAA
2000 Samu Isosalo 8 230 C North Bay Centennials OHL
2000 Darcy Hordichuk 6 180 L Saskatoon Blades WHL
1999 Luke Sellars 2 30 D Ottawa 67's OHL
1999 Zdenek Blatny 3 68 L Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
1999 David Kaczowka 4 98 L Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
1999 Rob Zepp 4 99 G Plymouth Whalers OHL
1999 Patrik Stefan 1 1 C Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL
1999 Derek MacKenzie 5 128 C Sudbury Wolves OHL
1999 Stephen Baby 7 188 R Green Bay Gamblers USHL
1999 Garnet Exelby 8 217 D Saskatoon Blades WHL
1999 Tommi Santala 9 245 C Jokerit Helsinki FNL
1999 Ray DiLauro 9 246 D St. Lawrence University NCAA
1999 Yuri Dobryshkin 6 159 F Krylja Sovetov Russia


Atlanta Thrashers 1999-2000 Season Review


Coach - Curt Fraser

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 14
Regular Season Loses: 57
Regular Season Ties: 7
Regular Season Points: 39

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Atlanta Thrashers 2000-2001 Season Review


Coach - Curt Fraser

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 23
Regular Season Loses: 45
Regular Season Ties: 12
Regular Season Points: 60

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Atlanta Thrashers 2001-2002 Season Review


Coach - Curt Fraser

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 19
Regular Season Loses: 47
Regular Season Ties: 11
Regular Season Points: 54

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference


NHL All-Rookie Team - Dany Heatley
NHL All-Rookie Team - Ilya Kovalchuk
Calder Memorial Trophy - Dany Heatley

Atlanta Thrashers 2002-2003 Season Review


Coach - Curt Fraser

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 31
Regular Season Loses: 39
Regular Season Ties: 7
Regular Season Points: 74

Finished: Third (3rd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Atlanta Thrashers 2003-2004 Season Review


Coach - Bob Hartley

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 33
Regular Season Loses: 37
Regular Season Ties: 8
Regular Season Points: 78

Finished: Second (2nd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference


Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy - Ilya Kovalchuk
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ilya Kovalchuk

Atlanta Thrashers 2004-2005 Season Review


Season Cancelled due to Labor Negotiations


Atlanta Thrashers 2005-2006 Season Review


Coach - Bob Hartley

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 41
Regular Season Loses: 33
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 90

Finished: Third (3rd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Atlanta Thrashers 2006-2007 Season Review


Coach - Bob Hartley

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 43
Regular Season Loses: 28
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 97

Finished: First (1st) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

Atlanta Thrashers defeated by New York Rangers in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0


Atlanta Thrashers 2007-2008 Season Review


Coach - Bob Hartley

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 34
Regular Season Loses: 40
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 76

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference


NHL All-Rookie Team - Tobias Enstrom

Atlanta Thrashers 2008-2009 Season Review


Coach - John Anderson

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 35
Regular Season Loses: 41
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 76

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Atlanta Thrashers 2009-2010 Season Review


Coach - John Anderson

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 35
Regular Season Loses: 34
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 83

Finished: Second (2nd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

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