Tom Askey

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Tom Askey
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Askey with the Rochester Americans in 2004
Born (1974-10-04) October 4, 1974 (age 47)
Tonawanda, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
HC Alleghe
Nottingham Panthers
National teamFlag of the United States.svg  United States
NHL Draft 186th overall, 1993
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 19962008

Thomas Arthur Askey (born October 4, 1974) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender. He was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as their eighth-round pick, #186 overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.


Playing career

Askey spent four seasons with Ohio State University of the CCHA from 1992/93 to 1995/96 improving his game every year. In 1996 he joined the Mighty Ducks organisation, playing for their affiliate Baltimore Bandits, sharing the duties in net with Mike Bales.

Askey has appeared in 7 NHL games with the Mighty Ducks. After Guy Hebert went down with an injury on March 8, Askey was called up from Cincinnati to serve as the back up behind Mikhail Shtalenkov for the remainder of the season. He made his NHL debut on March 13, 1998 against the Dallas Stars. Askey had two more appearances versus Colorado and Phoenix replacing Shtalenkov in net and stopping all 17 shots before getting his first start against Calgary in a 3–3 tie on April 5, 1998 stopping 32 shots. He came in relief once again on April 9 against the Sharks allowing one goal. He had two more starts tying the Avalanche 2–2 with 23 saves on April 13 and losing to the Blues 3-5 making 20 saves on April 19.

He saw playoff action in April 1999, replacing Guy Hebert in Game 1 halfway through the second period against the Detroit Red Wings, losing the game 3–5.

He signed with HIFK in the Finnish SM-liiga for the 2005–06 season, and was traded to Jokerit in January 2006. After Jokerit failed to make the playoffs, Askey transferred to HC Fribourg-Gottéron in the Swiss Nationalliga A. In the late summer of 2006, Askey signed with the Kalamazoo Wings of the United Hockey League in a return to the town where he and his family makes its off-season home. He moved to the Serie A league in Italy for Hockey Club Alleghe before moving to the Nottingham Panthers in the Elite Ice Hockey League for the end of the 2007/08 season, helping them to win the Challenge Cup.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
1991–92Wheatfield Jr. BladesEmJHL
1992–93 Ohio State University CCHA 252190123512506.07.841
1993–94 Ohio State UniversityCCHA273194148810304.15.884
1994–95 Ohio State UniversityCCHA264192138712105.23.861
1995–96 Ohio State UniversityCCHA26811413406803.05.913
1996–97 Baltimore Bandits AHL 4017182223814013.75.8873031371104.79.843
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 70122731202.64.894
1997–98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL3210164175310433.56.896
1998–99 Cincinnati Mighty DucksAHL5321223289313132.72.918
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL10130203.99.818
1999–00 Kansas City Blades IHL 133536584303.92.866
1999–00 Houston Aeros IHL134717273302.72.892
2000–01 Rochester Americans AHL29158416717112.55.905
2001–02 Rochester AmericansAHL341615320488632.52.90110158404.11.833
2002–03 Rochester AmericansAHL163848954903.28.891
2003–04 Rochester AmericansAHL21108312734812.26.919220120512.50.912
2004–05 Rochester AmericansAHL20106211184612.47.918
2005–06 HIFK FIN 2195511914922.47
2005–06 Jokerit FIN168629673922.42
2005–06 Fribourg-Gottéron SWI 6423591803.014042401503.75
2006–07 Kalamazoo Wings UHL 4527152257211032.57.912301105704.03.863
2007–08 Alleghe ITA 113.09.879
2007–08 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 292.13.92223.50.887
NHL totals70122731202.64.89410130203.99.818


1997 United States WC 110060404.00
Senior totals110060404.00


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