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Walt Poddubny

Walt Poddubny  #8

Left Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1960
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: EDM / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (90th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989) Traded to Toronto by Edmonton with Phil Drouillard for Laurie Boschman, March 9, 1982. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for Mike Allison, August 18, 1986. Traded to Quebec by NY Rangers with Jari Gronstad, Bruce Bell and the NY Rangers' 4th round choice (Eric Dubois) in 1989 Entry Draft for Jason Lafrieniere and Normand Rochefort, August 1, 1988. Traded to New Jersey by Quebec with Quebec's 4th round choice (Mike Bodnarchuk) in 1990 Entry Draft for Joe Cirella, Claude Loiselle and New Jersey's 8th round choice (Alexander Karpovtsev) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 17, 1989. Resigned as Head Coach of Anchorage (WCHL), June 14, 1999. Re-hired as Head Coach of Anchorage (WCHL), November 10, 1999. Played w/ RHI's Las Vegas Flash in 1994 (19-21-26-47-32) and Orlando Rollergators in 1995 (10-7-10-17-12).
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season