Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey Team and NHL Waiver Wire

With the NHL skipping the Olympics, Hockey Canada has built an Olympic hockey team of NHL castaways. A friend sent me a text message today asking "how many times has the new Olympic hockey team been waived in the NHL?" It can be hard to find reliably complete transaction data on the internet, when it comes to something like waivers (especially when dealing with lesser known players). The "Pro Sports Transactions" website looks to be the most complete that I can find, so I spent 6 hours one day copying and pasting hundreds of pages of transactions into a spreadsheet.

So how many times has the new Canadian Olympic Hockey Team been waived in the NHL? This may not be every single time they've cleared waivers, but that have been placed on waivers at least 39 times, maybe more. I can only find 4 instances where a current team Canada player was claimed off waivers by another NHL team.

Andrew Ebbett, waived 7, claimed 2
Mason Raymond, waived 4, claimed 0
Rene Bourque, waived 3, claimed 0
Gilbert Brule, waived 3, claimed 1
Eric O’Dell, waived 2, claimed 0
Rob Klinkhammer, waived 2, claimed 0
Cody Goloubef, waived 2, claimed 0
Justin Peters, waived 2, claimed 0
Linden Vey, waived 2, claimed 0
Kevin Poulin, waived 2, claimed 1
Ben Scrivens, waived 2, claimed 0
Chay Genoway, waived 1, claimed 0
Stefan Elliott, waived 1, claimed 0
Quinton Howden, waived 1, claimed 0
Marc-Andre Gragnani, waived 1, claimed 0
Brandon Kozun, waived 1, claimed 0
Karl Stollery, waived 1, claimed 0
Derek Roy, waived 1, claimed 0
Christian Thomas, waived 1, claimed 0
Wojtek Wolski, waived 0, claimed 0
Mat Robinson, waived 0, claimed 0
Maxim Lapierre, waived 0, claimed 0
Chris Kelly, waived 0, claimed 0
Chris Lee, waived 0, claimed 0

Maxim Noreau, waived 0, claimed 0

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