Drew Bannister

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Drew Bannister
Geburtstag: 09. April 1974
Geburtsort: Belleville (Ontario, Kanada)
Nationalität:
Größe: 1,88 m
Gewicht: 90 kg
Position Verteidiger
Schußhand/Fanghand Rechts
Gedrafted NHL Entry Draft 1992
Tampa Bay Lightning
Runde 2, Position 26
Sportliche Erfolge als Spieler Calder Cup Sieger 2000,
Hartford Wolf Pack
2. Bundesliga Sieger 2008,
Kassel Huskies
Karriere als Spieler Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Atlanta Knights
Tampa Bay Lightning
Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Las Vegas Thunder
Hartford Wolf Pack
New York Rangers
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
Kärpät Oulu
Espoo Blues
Sewerstal Tscherepowez
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Kassel Huskies
Binghamton Senators
Hull Stingrays
Braehead Clan
Sportliche Erfolge als Trainer -
Karriere als Trainer Hull Stingrays
Braehead Clan
Owen Sound Attack



Drew Bannister wurde am 09. April 1974 in Belleville, Ontario (Kanada ) geboren und ist ein Eishockeyspieler, der aktuell als Co-Trainer bei Owen Sound Attack in der Ontario Hockey League tätig ist.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Karriere

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Von 1990 bis 1994 spielte Drew Bannister Junior-Hockey bei den Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in der Ontario Hockey League. 1993 gewann er mit den Greyhounds den Memorial Cup und wurde wie auch im Vorjahr ins Memorial Cup All-Star Team gewählt.

Beim NHL Entry Draft 1992 wählten ihn die Tampa Bay Lightning in der 2. Runde, und war damit erst der zweite Draft-Pick überhaupt für die Lightning (erster Pick war Roman Hamrlik).

Ein weiterer Erfolg war der Gewinn der U-20 Weltmeisterschaft mit Kanada 1994.

Atlanta Knights

Die folgenden zwei Spielzeiten lief Bannister für die Atlanta Knights in der International Hockey League auf, und kam zudem in der Saison 1995/1996 zu seinen ersten Einsätzen für Tampa Bay in der National Hockey League.

Tampa Bay Lightning

1996/1997 avancierte er zum Stammspieler in Tampa und spielte durchgehend in der National Hockey League.

Edmonton Oilers

Am 18. März 1997 wurde er zusammen mit einem Sechstrundenpick im NHL Entry Draft 1997 (Peter Sarno) im Austausch für Verteidiger Jeff Norton zu den Edmonton Oilers getradet.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Der nächste Wechsel ergab sich am 9. Januar 1998, als Bannister für Routinier Bobby Dollas zu den Mighty Ducks of Anaheim geschickt wurde.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Bereits am 10. Dezember 1998 wurde Bannister erneut getradet, diesmal für ein Fünftrundenpick im NHL Entry Draft 2000 zurück zu den Tampa Bay Lightning.

Hartford Wolf Pack

Von 1999 bis 2001 spielte Bannister beim Hartford Wolf Pack in der American Hockey League und gewann 2000 den Calder Cup. In der folgenden Saison kam er zudem noch zu drei Einsätzen bei Hartfords Kooperationspartner, den New York Rangers.

Cincinnati Mighty Ducks

Im Sommer 2001 nahmen die Mighty Ducks of Anaheim ihn erneut unter Vertrag, bis auf ein Spiel für Anaheim kam er aber ausschließlich im Farmteam in Cincinnati zum Einsatz.

Kärpät Oulu

2002/2003 wagte Bannister den Sprung über den großen Teich und lief in der finnischen SM-liiga für Oulun Kärpät auf, dort wurde er mit der Mannschaft Vizemeister.

Espoo Blues

Es folgte eine Saison im Trikot der Espoo Blues, ebenfalls in der SM-liiga sowie ein nur drei Spiele dauerndes Intermezzo in der russischen Superliga bei Sewerstal Tscherepowez und zwei Einsätze in deren Reserve.

Nürnberg Ice Tigers

Im Sommer 2004 unterschrieb Bannister in der Deutschen Eishockey Liga bei den Nürnberg Ice Tigers.

Kassel Huskies

Zur Saison 2005/2006 wechselte Bannister zu den Kassel Huskies, Trainer Bernie Englbrecht setzte großes Vertrauen in ihn und band ihn in die zu diesem Zeitpunkt schwierige Kaderplanung für die Saison mit ein. Am 1. November 2005 erzielte er im Hessen-Derby gegen die Frankfurt Lions 2 Sekunden vor Spielende den 3:2 Siegtreffer mit einem Schuß von der Mittellinie und schoß sich damit in die Herzen vieler Huskies-Fans. Allerdings hatte er im Laufe der Saison durch teils schlampige Defensiv-Arbeit auch seinen Anteil am Abstieg der Huskies aus der Deutschen Eishockey Liga. Trotzdem blieb er auch in der 2. Bundesliga den Huskies treu und wußte dort zu überzeugen. Die Fachzeitschrift Eishockey News wählte ihn 2006/2007 und 2007/2008 jeweils zum besten Verteidiger der 2. Bundesliga. Mit Erfahrung und Übersicht erwies er sich als überaus wertvoll und war zudem vor allem mit seinem harten Schlagschuß von der blauen Linie torgefährlich. Am 25. April 2008 erzielte Bannister im 5. Play-Off-Finalspiel gegen die Landshut Cannibals in der 13. Minute der Overtime den Siegtreffer zum 3:2, der Kassels Rückkehr in die DEL perfekt machte. 2008/2009 war eine durchwachsene Saison für Bannister, der nicht an die guten Leistungen des Vorjahres anknüpfen konnte und mit dem Tempo in der DEL Probleme bekam, zudem hatte er immer wieder mit Verletzungen zu kämpfen. Am 11. Januar 2009 brach er sich im Heimspiel der Huskies gegen die Iserlohn Roosters einen Fuß und fiel bis Saisonende aus. Sein Vertrag wurde anschließend nicht verlängert.

Binghamton Senators

Zur Überraschung vieler unterzeichnete Bannister im August 2009 einen Ein-Jahres-Vertrag bei den Ottawa Senators aus der National Hockey League, was angesichts seiner mäßigen Leistungen in seinem letzten Jahr in Kassel doch verwunderte. Er war auch lange im Training Camp und bestritt sogar ein Vorbereitungsspiel (1:3 gegen die Florida Panthers in Halifax, Nova Scotia) für Ottawa. Anschließend wurde er ins Farmteam nach Binghamton geschickt, wo er die komplette American Hockey League-Saison absolvierte. Dort arbeitete sein Schwiegervater Mike Busniuk als Co-Trainer. Als nach der für Binghamton erfolglosen Saison Busniuk mit dem übrigen Trainerstab entlassen wurde, bekam auch Bannister keinen neuen Vertrag mehr, obwohl er den teaminternen "Seventh Player Award" gewann, der an den Spieler vergeben wird, der die Erwartungen am deutlichsten übertrifft.


Pressemitteilungen

08.08.2009 - Senators sign Bannister to a one-year contract
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today they have signed free-agent defenceman Drew Bannister to a one-year, two-way contract.

Bannister, 35, has played professionally in Europe for the past seven seasons, splitting time between teams in Finland, Germany and Russia. He last skated in an NHL contest in 2001-02, when he played one game for the (then) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Quelle:senators.nhl.com

Hull Stingrays

Im November 2010 nahmen die Hull Stingrays aus der britischen Elite Ice Hockey League Bannister für ein Jahr unter Vertrag, zudem fungierte er dort als Co-Trainer.


Pressemitteilungen

16.11.2010 - NHL COUP FOR STINGRAYS
Hull Stingrays have pulled off the biggest signing in the club’s history by landing former National Hockey League defenceman Drew Bannister.
The 36-year-old, who hails from Belleville, Ontario, comes to Hull Arena with a first-class pedigree having been a second-round draft pick by Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 and making 176 appearances in ‘The Show’.
He also has more than 200 games in the American Hockey League under his belt and has experience of playing in the top flight in Germany, Finland and Russia.

Bannister has had huge success during his career having won the Ontario Hockey League twice, the Memorial Cup (Central Hockey League), the Calder Cup (American Hockey League) and the German Bundesliga.
On top of that he was part of the Canada Under-20 squad which won World Championship gold in 1994.
It is a sensational pick-up by player-coach Sylvain Cloutier, who believes the signing will send a statement of intent throughout the Elite League of Stingrays’ aspirations this season.
Cloutier revealed his brother Dan and former Coventry Blaze team-mate Neal Martin - who have played alongside Bannister in the past – had a big part to play in the coup.
Cloutier said: “He is the real deal. He is a proven winner. He has won a lot of championships and knows what it takes. He is a character guy.
“It’s the biggest signing I have had and I am extremely excited Drew has agreed to come to the Stingrays.
“It was a no-brainer. The calibre of player we are getting is top notch. He has been around a long time and his resume speaks for itself.
“My brother and Neal have played with him before and Neal knew we were looking for a new defenceman. We got together as a group and had a chat and I made the call.
“I have played against Drew in the past, I know what he can do and he knows what I am all about. It went from there and it was done in a day and a half.
“He is so experienced and he is going to help and improve our team so much. He will bring a lot of leadership and he will bring stability to our back-end.
“From talking to Neal Martin, who knows all about the management from his time in Coventry, Drew knows they are very professional in what they do and he wants to be a part of that.
“It is a great signing for the club and a big announcement for the league. It will make some noise in Hull and hopefully it will attract some more people to the games.
“It shows the owners are committed to Hull and that they want to build something here and move the club forward.”
At the start of last season Bannister was signed on a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa Senators and spent the campaign with their AHL affiliate Binghamton, making 57 appearances.
He is looking forward to playing a major part on and off the ice and said: “I'm coming first and foremost to play hockey and to help the team win.
“But I'm also coming to hopefully help out with the younger players on the team and to bring the experience I have gained in the 17 years professional hockey I've played.
“I feel very fortunate I have been given the chance to come to Hull and play and continue my career and also looking forward to playing for Sylvain and the city and the organisation there.”

Quelle:www.hullstringrays.com


Braehead Clan

2011 - 2012
Ende Juli 2011 verpflichtete der in Glasgow angesiedelte Club Braehead Clan aus der Elite Ice Hockey League Bannister für ein Jahr als Spielertrainer. Zum Saisonende belegte Bannister den zweiten Platz bei der Wahl zum Trainer des Jahres.

Pressemitteilungen

29.07.2011 - Braehead Clan Player/Coach Announced!
The News You Have All Been Waiting For…..Who is the new Braehead Clan Player/Coach?
After weeks of speculation, deliberation and negotiation, Braehead Clan can now reveal the identity of the new player coach for the 2011/2012 season…….taking over as player/coach for the Clans second season will be none other than former NHL player Drew Bannister.

The name may sound familiar to many of you, as he is no stranger to British shores. 37 year old Bannister hails from Belleville Ontario. The 6ft 2” defenceman has played for no less than 4 NHL teams in his career, starting with Tampa Bay Lightning before moving on to Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the New York Rangers. As well as playing in the NHL, Bannister has also played in the AHL, SM Liiga, RSL, DEL and the EIHL playing for a short time with Hull Stingrays last year where he was able to pick up a good knowledge of the Elite League style of play, teams and players.

Upon his appointment Bannister said “I would like to thank Neil Black and the rest of the Braehead organization for giving me this opportunity to lead this years team in the 2011-2012 season. I would also like to thank the Hull Stingrays Organization and especially Sylvain Cloutier for giving me the chance to work and learn from him last season. I'm looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead, and I understand the expectations for the team in this coming season. Myself, along with my family, are looking forward to our time in Scotland, and also looking forward to another successful season with the Clan.”

Clan owner Neil Black added “I am thrilled for the Clan to have attracted a player/coach with such a tremendous resume. I am sure that he and his family will settle in quickly and I know that Drew is 100% focussed on putting together a winning team made up of good quality players who put in 100% effort and who will entertain the fans with good quality hockey on the ice.”

With the new coach now in place, it will mean that the Clan can move forward with their recruitment process and start to unveil their 2011/2012 squad as they sign them….with the first game of the season only 8 weeks away we would expect things to start taking shape pretty quickly.

Quelle:www.braeheadclan.com


16.05.2012 - Clan Coach Confirmed – Bannister is back for 2012/2013
Braehead Clan are happy to confirm that Drew Bannister will be back for a second season and will resume the role of Player/Coach for the 2012/2013 season. Bannister joined the Clan last season, from fellow EIHL side Hull Stingrays. Bannister has a wealth of experience, having played in some of the top leagues such as the NHL, AHL, SM-Liga, DEL and EIHL here in the UK. Bannister played over 164 games in the NHL, and led the Clan last year to 35 wins from 58 competitive games. Clan finished 6th in the league, with only 1pt separating them from the 4th & 5th placed teams, made the Challenge Cup Semi Finals and were Play Off Quarter Finalists, and there is no doubt that Bannister will be looking to move the team up the league table as well as being competitive in the challenge for Silverware!

Bannister had the following to say on the signing news “I took some time out when the season ended to spend time with my family, but also to work with U17 Team Ontario and to take part in some other coaching opportunities that came up.”

“I really enjoyed my time in Braehead last season. It was a huge transition for me, to go from player to player/coach. It was a learning curve that’s for sure, but now that I have got my first year under my belt, I feel more confident about the role and I now know what I am looking for in terms of players and structure, to take this team forward.

“ I want to build a team that can compete with the top teams, but that is also consistent. We have to have the attitude that no matter who we are playing, we are playing to win. I expect my guys to have a positive, winning attitude, and to be focussed on their health and fitness, as well as their on ice skill. We are looking to build on what we had last year, build on the areas that made us successful, but we will also look to make a few small changes and work on bringing in the elements we were missing last season, to make us more competitive and get us closer to our goal of winning.”

“I hope to be able to spend more time on the ice with the younger guys on the team, and help them develop their skills, and I will be looking to the more experienced and senior guys to also pass on their knowledge to their team mates.”

“I will spend some time with my family over the next few weeks, but in the world of hockey, there are no days off, so I will continue to work on player recruitment. I am looking forward to coming back to Braehead in August.”

“We have an amazing fan base, and I am looking forward to playing in front of them again next season and putting out a team that they can continue to be proud of.”

A club spokesperson added “We are really pleased to have Drew back with us next season. He is an extremely skilled player, with a great knowledge of the game, and we have no doubt that he will work hard to put together a competitive and winning team.”

“Drew is a hard working guy, that wants nothing but the best for his players and in return, he expects nothing but the best from them. He has high standards and we are pleased to have him back for a second season. “

“The team is really taking shape and now with Drew on board, he will get to work on completing the roster.”


Quelle:www.braeheadclan.com

Owen Sound Attack

Pressemitteilungen

02.06.2012 - Attack Hire Bannister
The Owen Sound Attack have hired Drew Bannister as their new Assistant Coach.

The Owen Sound Attack is pleased to announce that they have hired Drew Bannister as the organizations new Assistant Coach. Drew will replace former Associate Coach Terry Virtue who spent two seasons with the club from 2010/2012.

Bannister, a defenseman, spent his junior career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds where he won two consecutive OHL Championships and appeared in three straight Memorial Cups from 91-93 and was named a tournament All-Star in 92 and 93 winning the prestigious tournament in 1993 on home ice. His final season of Junior was 93-94 where he won a Gold Medal with the Canadian National Junior Team.

Follwing Junior Hockey, Bannister spent 18 years in the professional hockey ranks having started his pro career in the 1994-1995 season with the Atlanta Knights of the IHL. An offensive minded defenseman, Bannister suited up in 164 NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks tallying 5 goals, 25 assists and 161 penalty minutes.

Bannister’s playing career took him to the British Elite Ice Hockey League where he suited up for the Hull Stingrays during the 2010/2011 season before signing on as the Player/Coach of the Braehead Clan for the 2011/2012 season, guiding the team to 33-20-2-2 record while finishing the season with 13 goals, 32 assists and 114 penalty minutes.

“We are ecstatic to have Drew and his family as a part of our organization.”, stated Attack General Manager Dale DeGray. “Greg Ireland and I conducted what we felt was a very thorough and complete search which brought forward many qualified candidates, however; whenever we started the process of narrowing things down, Drew’s name kept coming to the surface and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Bannister, his wife and daughter will be relocating to and residing in the Owen Sound area. “My family and I are extremely excited for the opportunity.”, stated Bannister. “I was very impressed with both Dale DeGray and Greg Ireland throughout the entire process and the opportunity to join an organization like the Attack is tremendous.”. Bannister went on to say that he “cannot wait for the opportunity to help develop kids into hockey players and young men.”

The Attack wishes to welcome Drew and his family into the organization and is looking forward to his contributions in the Attack’s endeavour to capture their 2nd J. Ross Robertson Cup.

Drew Bannister will be introduced to fans and media at the Attack’s Annual Awards BBQ and Banquet which will be held at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 beginning at 1:00pm. Tickets are available by contacting the Attack Box Office at (519) 371-7452.

Quelle:www.attackhockey.com

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