Dany Heatley

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Dany Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, Germany) is a Canadian hockey player.

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Playing Career

Heatley was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers 2nd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and is widely considered one of the rising stars of the game. He won the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year after scoring 41 goals and 89 points in 77 games. He was also picked as Most Valuable Player of the 2003 NHL All-Star Game.

On September 29, 2003, Heatley was seriously injured after he lost control of the Ferrari 360 Modena he was driving and struck a wall, splitting the car in half and ejecting him and his passenger. Heatley suffered a broken jaw, a minor concussion, a bruised lung and, bruised kidney, and tears of three ligaments in his right knee; his passenger, teammate Dan Snyder, was critically injured with a skull fracture, fell into a coma, and died six days later on October 5. Heatley was charged with vehicular homicide as a result of the crash. He pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular homicide, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain a lane, and speeding. He was sentenced to three months' probation.

During the 2004-05 lockout, Heatley initially played for Swiss team SC Bern. In November 2004, he required surgery for a broken orbital bone after being struck in the left eye with a puck. He currently plays for Ak-Bars Kazan in the Russian Superleague.

On April 11, 2005, Heatley was added to Canada's roster for the IIHF world hockey championship set to take place in Austria from April 30 to May 15, 2005.

Awards

Career Statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999-00 U Wisconsin NCAA 38 28 28 56 32
2000-01 U Wisconsin NCAA 39 24 33 57 74
2001-02 Atlanta NHL 82 26 41 67 56 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Atlanta NHL 77 41 48 89 58 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Atlanta NHL 31 13 12 25 18 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 SC Bern Swiss A 16 14 10 24 58
2004-05 Ak-Bars Russia 11 3 1 4 22
NHL Totals 190 80 101 181 132 -- -- -- -- --

International Play

Played for Canada in:

Honours:

Year Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 WCH 6 0 2 2 2


Preceded by:
Evgeni Nabokov
Winner of the Calder Trophy
2002
Followed by:
Barrett Jackman
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