Lyle Theodore Odelein
Defense
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 212 pounds
Born: 7.21.68 Quill Lake, Saskatchewan
How he arrived: Traded by the Montreal Canadiens for Stephane Richer, 8.22.96
How he left: Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Deron Quint and Coyotes' 3rd round pick in the 2001
E.D., 3.7.00
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1996-97
NJ
79
3
13
16
16
110
93
1
4
5
0
0
0
2
1997-98
NJ
79
4
19
23
11
171
76
1
6
7
0
1
1
0
1998-99
NJ
70
5
26
31
6
114
101
1
11
12
0
0
0
0
1999-2000
NJ
57
1
15
16
-10
104
59
0
2
2
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
285
13
73
86
23
499
329
3
23
26
0
1
1
3
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Odelein brought the "best of both worlds" back on the blueline when he was at his best. He was a physical defenseman
that wasn't afraid to take anyone on and also made a regular contribution offensively.

... Maybe the phrase "poor man Scott Stevens" could be used here.

And thanks to Doc Emrick, he has a pass named after him. Keep your ears open anytime a defenseman passes to his
partner by bouncing it off the boards behind the goalie.

Speaking of bounce, he bounced around with a few different teams up until he played his last NHL game. This includes
being named the first captain in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and a short stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins,
the last team he played for. A knee injury cut that season, and ultimately his career, short.

These days, he's been working on his ranch back in Saskatchewan. He also still lives in Pittsburgh, where he co-owns
the North Shore Saloon.

He was inducted into the Moose Jaw Warriors Hall of fame in 2013.
Entry Draft: 1986 Seventh Round Pick (141st overall) by the
Montreal Canadiens
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1996-97
NJ
10
2
2
4
-3
19
27
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
1997-98
NJ
6
1
1
2
2
21
7
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
1998-99
NJ
7
0
3
3
-1
10
12
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
23
3
6
9
-2
50
46
2
3
5
0
0
0
1
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise