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Kevin Weekes

Kevin Weekes  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: April 4, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: FLA / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 2nd   (41st overall)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (IHL fewest goals against) (1999) (shared with Andrei Trefilov) Traded to Vancouver by Florida with Ed Jovanovski, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown and Florida's 1st round choice (Nathan Smith) in 2000 Entry Draft for Pavel Bure, Bret Hedican, Brad Ference and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Robert Fried) in 2000 Entry Draft, January 17, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Vancouver with Dave Scatchard and Bill Muckalt for Felix Potvin, NY Islanders' 2nd round compensatory choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Teemu Laine) in 2000 Entry Draft and NY Islanders' 3rd round choice (Thatcher Bell) in 2000 Entry Draft, December 19, 1999. Traded to Tampa Bay by NY Islanders with the rights to Kristian Kudroc and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Matthew Spiller) in 2001 Entry Draft for Tampa Bay's 1st round choice (Raffi Torres) in 2000 Entry Draft, Calgary's 4th round choice (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Vladimir Gorbunov) in 2000 Entry Draft and NY Islanders' 7th round choice (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Ryan Caldwell) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 24, 2000. Traded to Carolina by Tampa Bay for Shane Willis and Chris Dingman, March 5, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, September 17, 2009.
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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