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Born January 20, 1975 (1975-01-20) (age 34),
Hull, Massachusetts, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NLA team
F. teams
EHC Olten on loan from SCL Tigers
Boston Bruins
Mannheim Eagles
Mora IK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Career 1998 – present

Eric Healey (born on January 1, 1975, in Hull, Massachusetts) is a professional American ice hockey player currently with the EHC Olten on loan from SCL Tigers of the Swiss National League A. He has fomerly played in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins.

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Playing career

Undrafted, Healey was a product of the ECAC's R.P.I. Engineers. He spent four successful years with the Engineers, capturing All-Conference and All-American Honours before signing with the Calgary Flames on September 22, 1998.

Healey split his first pro year with the Flames AHL affiliate the Saint John Flames, and their IHL affiliate the Orlando Solar Bears. In the following summer on July 26, 1999, Healey signed with the Phoenix Coyotes and played for their affiliate, the Springfield Falcons for two seasons. On September 4, 2002, Healey then signed with the Los Angeles Kings, making his mark with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL with 73 points in 75 games in the 2002–03 season.

Eric then signed with the Atlanta Thrashers to a one-year deal on August 12, 2003.[1] He was however again unable to break into the NHL, playing with farm team the Chicago Wolves. He spent the 2004–05 season abroad with German side the Mannheim Eagles.

Healey then returned to North America in the following 2005–06 season and signed with the Boston Bruins on the August 15, 2005. He again played primarily in the AHL with the Providence Bruins impressing enough to finally debut in the NHL with the Bruins on November 25, 2005. Healey was also selected as Captain to play for PlanetUSA in the AHL All-Star game.[2]

Considered a career minor-league player, Healey was signed as a free agent on July 15, 2006, by the Tampa Bay Lightning to play for their affiliate, and previous team, the Springfield Falcons.[3] Healey enjoyed his most productive season to date scoring 75 points for the Falcons. The following 2007–08 season, Healey was signed on July 13, 2007, to the Colorado Avalanche.[4] He was assigned to captain the inguaral team of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. Healey led the team in assists (36) and points (58) at the conclusion of the season.

On August 5, 2008, Healey signed with Swedish team Mora IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan.[5] After leading the team with 25 points in just 20 games, Healey was unexpectedly released from his contract on November 25, 2008.[6] On November 28, 2008, Healey signed with Swiss team the SCL Tigers of the NLA,[7] on 1 February 2009 joined to EHC Olten on loan from SCL Tigers.

Awards

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 R.P.I. ECAC 37 13 11 24 35
1995–96 R.P.I. ECAC 35 18 22 40 57
1996–97 R.P.I. ECAC 36 30 26 56 63
1997–98 R.P.I. ECAC 35 21 27 48 42
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 64 14 24 38 77
1998–99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 13 5 4 9 13 8 1 0 1 12
1999–00 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 14 15 29 51 1 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 16 17 33 53
2001–02 Jackson Bandits ECHL 2 1 1 2 0
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 65 24 34 58 45 5 2 2 4 8
2002–03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 75 42 31 73 47 3 1 0 1 2
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 71 31 20 51 52 10 3 6 9 10
2004–05 Mannheim Eagles DEL 50 16 13 29 54 13 2 4 6 12
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 66 29 42 71 49 5 2 3 5 0
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 80 27 48 75 51
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 74 22 36 58 48
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 593 219 267 486 473 24 8 11 19 22

References

  1. ^ "Atlanta snares two unrestricted free agents". ESPN. 2003-08-12. http://static.espn.go.com/nhl/news/2003/0812/1594830.html. Retrieved 2009-03-13.  
  2. ^ "Captain Eric". hockeyjournal.com. 2006-01-31. http://www.hockeyjournal.com/Article.php?ArtID=272. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  
  3. ^ "Lightning sign Eric Healey". boltprospect.com. 2006-07-15. http://boltprospects.com/node/1213. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  
  4. ^ "Avalanche sign Healey, Hussey and Weiman". hockeyfights.com. 2007-07-13. http://www.hockeyfights.com/news/80256. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  
  5. ^ "Mora sign Healey". (in Swedish) morahockey.se. 2008-08-05. http://www.morahockey.se/Admin/system/readnew2.asp?id=1086. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  
  6. ^ "Mora releases best pointscorer". (in Swedish) DalarnasTidningar.se. 2008-11-25. http://www.dt.se/sport/ishockey/article375641.ece. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  
  7. ^ "Healey finds home in Switzerland". ecachockey.com. 2008-11-28. http://www.ecachockey.com/men/members/rensselaer/20082811_HealeySwitzerland. Retrieved 2008-11-29.  

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