Richmond Sockeyes: Alumni



If you are an Sockeye Alumni and we haven't seen or heard from you for years, please get in touch with us, as we are trying to put together a email and address list of past players so that we can keep you informed of what the present team is doing and what the Alumni is up to. Contact Doug Paterson at 604-241-4438, cell 604-290-1976.

NHL Signings/Drafted

Jason Garrison:
Played 2002-2003
Originally played forward for Richmond but changed to Defense for the Sockeyes. Undrafted, Garrison played collegiate hockey with the University of Minnesota Duluth before signing a two-year entry level contract with the Florida Panthers on April 2, 2008. He scored 35 points with the Rochester American of the AHL and earned a solitary recall to the Panthers line-up to make his NHL debut against the St. Louis Blues on October 25, 2008. Jason split the season in 2009–10 between the Panthers and the Americans, scoring his first NHL goal against Brian Boucher in a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on March 3, 2010. Becoming an unrestricted free agent in the off-season, Garrison signed a 6-year contract worth $27.6 million with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1, 2012. In the months ahead of his free agency, Garrison went on record as being interested in playing for the Canucks, his hometown team. Currently plays for Tampa Bay Lightning.

Karl Alzner:
Played 2002-2003
Selected by Washington in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft. A standout in junior, Alzner won two World Junior Hockey Championship gold medals with team Canada, and was named the Western Hockey League (WHL)'s top player and Canadian Hockey League (CHL)'s top defenceman in 2008.. He made his NHL Debut November 16th against the Atlanta Thrashers. Scored his first NHL Goal December 6th, 2008 against the Toronto Maple Leafs during Hockey Night In Canada. Currently plays for Washinfton Capitals.

Kenndal McArdle:
Played 2002-2003

McArdle started his major junior career playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL. He recorded his most prolific WHL season in 2004–05 with 37 goals and 74 points. McArdle was drafted in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. McArdle was named to Team Canada for the 2007 World Junior Championships, where he earned gold. In December 2006 he was dealt from the Moose Jaw Warriors to the Vancouver Giants where helped propel them to the Memorial cup title as Host City.
He made his NHL debut on December 2, 2008, against the Washington Capitals, and on January 23, 2010, McArdle scored his first NHL goal against Jonas Gustavsson of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Raymond Sawada:
Played 2002-2003

Currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He played college hockey at Cornell University from 2004–2008, where he was co-captain as a senior. On March 28, 2008, Sawada signed his first professional contract a two-year entry level deal with the Stars. On February 19, 2009, his 24th birthday, Sawada played his first NHL game beating Dwayne Roloson of the Edmonton Oilers for his first NHL goal and was named the games third star. Currently plays for Tappara Tampere, Finland.

Dave Tomlinson:
Played 1986-1987
The current colour analyst on the Vancouver Canucks radio broadcast on the Team 1040, Tomlinson was drafted 43rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played a total of 42 NHL games with the Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers. He scored his first and only NHL goal with the Winnipeg Jets in 93/94. Following his career in the NHL, Tomlinson played 10 years of professional hockey in Europe before retiring in 2006.

Dan Kesa:
Played 1988-1989
Kesa, drafted by the Vancouver Canucks 95th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 139 NHL games with the Canucks, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning. Kesa scored his first NHL goal with the Canucks in the 1993/94 season. He also played briefly in the Russian Super League for Avangard Omsk, as well as the Austrian Hockey League for the Vienna Capitals. Kesa is the uncle of former Vancouver Giant and current Boston Bruin, Milan Lucic.

Judd Lambert:
Played 1990-1992
Current Head Coach of the Sockeyes, Lambert played two seasons with the Sockeyes as a goaltender. In 1993, Judd was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 9th round, 221 overall. He went on to play at Colorado College where he became a lawyer and now coaches.

Ron Paterson:
Played 1975-1977
Brother of former Sockeyes defenceman Doug Paterson, Ron played two seasons with the Sockeyes as a goaltender. He went on to play for the University of British Columbia from 1977-1978 and then was a member of Team Canada at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.

Steve Tuttle:
Played 1983-1984
Tuttle played one season with the Sockeyes. He then went on to play for the St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning and Quebec Nordiques. Tuttle is known as the player who had his skate slash the throat of Clint Malarchuk in a game against the Buffalo Sabres in 1989.

Claudio Scremin:
Played 1985-1986
Drafted in the 10th round, 204 overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Scremin went on to play in 17 games with the San Jose Sharks recording only one assist.

Phil Stefenelli:
Played 1985-1987
Drafted in the 6th round, 122 overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

Scott King:
Played 1984-1985
Drafted in the 10th round, 190 overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. King appeared in only 2 NHL games with the Red Wings.

Doug Morrison:
Played 1975-1976
Drafted in the 2nd round, 36 overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Morrison went on to play in 23 NHL games, all with the Bruins, recording 7 goals and 3 assists.

Matt Hervey:
Played in the NHL for the Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rob Skrlac:
Drafted in the 9th round, 224 overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Skrlac was then traded to the New Jersey Devils where he appeared in 8 NHL games with the Devils recording his only goal in 2003/04.

European Pro

*Jason Kwon; plays for Borlange HF, Sweden. Forward.

*Mike Hengen; played for Bremerhavan Penguins, Germany, and  Penticton Vees BCHL and Moose Jaw WHL. Defence.  Was a Assistant Coach with Penticton BCHL. Currently is a Assistant Coach with Prince George Cougars WHL.


*Eli Wiebe; played for the University of Victoria. Forward

*Brad McGowan; played for Surrey BCHL. Forward. Plays for RIT NCAA

*Mark Prest: played for University of Victoria. Forward

*Curtis Tonello; played for Alberni Valley and Trail BCHL. Defence. Played for Thompson Rivers University

*Sean Donnelly; played for Surrey / Williams Lake BCHL. Goalie. Played for Williams College NCAA

*Sean MacLachlan; played for University Arizona. Forward

*Shane MacLachlan; played for University Arizona. Defence

*Stefan Decosse; played for Trail BCHL. Forward. Played for Geneseo SUNYAC

*Shayne Taker; played for Cowichan BCHL. Defence. Plays for Notre Dame NCAA

*Mitchell Jones, played for Penticton, Merritt and Surrey BCHL. Defence. Plays for Northern Michigan NCAA

*B.J Liversidge; played for Simon Fraser University. Forward.

*Graham Sheppard;  played for Langley BCHL and University of British Columbia. Forward.

*Jordan Oye; played for Brampton OJHL and Fredonia SYNAC. Forward. 
Played for Louisiana SPHL

 *Wyatt Russell; played for University of Alabama, and played for Huntsville CHA. Goalie.

*Brady Irwin; played for Iowa University ACHA. Defence.

*Mike Heath; played for Duquesne University ACHA. Forward.

*Ronnie Paterson; played for UBC, and then on to the 1980 Olympic team in Lake Placid. Goaltender.

*Michael Ball; Plays for Simon Fraser University. Defence.

*Kyzen Loo; Played for Simon Fraser University. Forward.

*Dylan Smith; Plays for Selkirk College.Defence.


Junior A / WHL

*Jonah Imoo; played for Powell River BCHL. Plays for Merritt BCHL. Goalie

*Brayden Low;  played for Merritt BCHL and Powell River BCHL. Plays for Everett WHL . Forward.

*Turner Popoff; played for Alberni Valley BCHL and Langley BCHL.  Defence.

*Sebastien Pare; Played for Langley BCHL and Merritt BCHL. Forward

*Troy Paterson; played for Cowichan BCHL and Surrey BCHL. Played for University Wisconsin-Eau Claire NCAA. Defence

*Ronnie Smith; played for Nanaimo BCHL and played for Salmon Arm BCHL. Forward.

*Greg Brown; played for Bonneyville AJHL and played for Cowichan BCHL. Defence.

*Joel Woznikowski; played for Westside BCHL and played for Kamloops Blazers WHL. Defence.

*Kevin Jebson; played for Westside BCHL and played for Burnaby BCHL. Goalie.

*Kodie Hemmons; played for Antigonish MGHAL.

*Reid Edmondson; played for Burnaby BCHL. Forward. Played for Laredo CHL, Rio Grande Valley CHL and Mississippi SPHL.

*Nicholas Wong; played for Coquitlam, Trail and Cowichan BCHL. Defence. Played for Simon Fraser University. Plays for ERC Sonthofen, Germany.

*Rajan Sidhu; played for Coquitlam, Trail and Cowichan BCHL. Defence. Played for R.I.T. NCAA. Presently Assistant Coach with Richmond Sockeyes

*Riley Sweeney; played for Surrey and Williams Lake BCHL. Defence. Plays for Michigan Tech NCAA

*Drew Spencer; played for Langley BCHL. Forward.

*Clayton Chessa; played for Surrey / Quesnel , Naniamo, Cowichan and Trail BCHL. Forward. Played for Concordia University.

*Ryan Cooper;  Played for Weyburn SJHL and Dauphin MJHL.Defence.

*Kevan Kilistoff; Played for Surrey BCHL. Plays for Langley BCHL. Forward.

*Justin Rai; Plays for Prince George BCHL. Forward.

*Carter Popoff; Plays for Vancouver WHL. Forward.

*Payton Lee; Plays for Vancouver WHL. Goalie.

*Danton Heinen; Plays for Surrey BCHL. Forward.

*Daniell Lange; Plays for Coquitlam BCHL. Forward.

*Derek Hughes; Plays for Grande Prairie AJHL. Defence.

*Dean Allison; Plays for Flin Flon SJHL. Forward.

*Austin Adamson; Plays for Saskatoon WHL. Forward

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