|Lyle Theodore Odelein
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
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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
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