The Professionals

A total of 53 former Sioux players are under contract in 12 different countries and three continents for the 2011-12 season. The list is likely to grow one more, whenever Ryan Johnson lands on a team.

Former Sioux 2011-12 contracts (let me know if I’m missing anyone):

NHL (21)

Hunter Bishop              Montreal Canadiens
Jason Blake    Anaheim Ducks
Taylor Chorney            Edmonton Oilers/St. Louis Blues
Mike Commodore         Detroit Red Wings
Michael Forney            Winnipeg Jets
Matt Frattin   Toronto Maple Leafs
Chay Genoway              Minnesota Wild
Matt Greene   Los Angeles Kings
Jason Gregoire             Winnipeg Jets
Brett Hextall Phoenix Coyotes
Brian Lee        Ottawa Senators
Brad Malone  Colorado Avalanche
T.J. Oshie        St. Louis Blues
Zach Parise    New Jersey Devils
Chris Porter  St. Louis Blues
Matt Smaby    Anaheim Ducks
Drew Stafford               Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Toews           Chicago Blackhawks
Chris VandeVelde      Edmonton Oilers
Matt Watkins Phoenix Coyotes
Travis Zajac  New Jersey Devils

North American pro (11)

Ryan Duncan                Portland (AHL)
Derrick LaPoint          Reading (ECHL)
Corey Fienhage          Rochester (AHL)
Joe Finley                   Rochester (AHL)
Jake Marto      St. John’s (AHL)
Brad Miller    Gwinnett (ECHL)
Kyle Radke    Rio Grande Valley (CHL)
Aaron Schneekloth     Colorado (ECHL)
David Toews               Rockford (AHL)
Evan Trupp    Cincinnati (ECHL)
Darcy Zajac   Albany (AHL)

Overseas (21)

Ryan Bayda    Nurnberg (Germany)
Robbie Bina  Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg (Germany)
Brandon Bochenski    Barys Astana (Russia)
Adam Calder Slough (England)
Brent Davidson            Boras HC (Sweden)
Colby Genoway             Lausanne (Switzerland)
Lee Goren       Skelleftea (Sweden)
Anthony Grieco            Asiago (Italy)
Andrew Kozek              Nikko (Japan)
J.P. Lamoureux            Ljubliana (Slovenia)
David Lundbohm        Vasteras (Sweden)
Ryan Martens                Dortmund (Germany)
Darcy Mitani                 High1 (South Korea)
Curtis Murphy              EHC Linz (Austria)
Brady Murray                Lugano (Switzerland)
Jordan Parise                Dresdner (Germany)
Travis Roche Bern (Switzerland)
Rastislav Spirko          Lev Poprad (Russia)
Bill Trew        Landshut (Germany)
Jason Ulmer  EHC Munchen (Germany)
Jeff Ulmer      DEG Metro Stars (Germany)

22 Responses

    1. Old D-man

      Mid-1990’s, he played at the University of Minnesota-Crookston (junior college) for two years and then transferred to UND.

  1. Nodak Fan

    Did you hear that Jason Blake is sidelined a few months after getting cut by a skate on his forearm? He’s lucky. It could have been a lot worse. Hope he can recover and get back in the lineup with the Ducks.

  2. Matt

    Brian Lee was released by the Senators a while back. I’m not sure but I don’t think anyone has picked him up.

  3. I’ve been maintaing a roster of former Sioux playing professionally with regularly updated stats if anyone’s interested. The only league that I don’t get regularly updated stats for is the ECHL, but I’m trying to work that out. Like Sara said, Brad’s list includes the team the player originally signed the contract with, while my list includes the team they are currently playing for. Click on the “Sioux in the Pros 2011-12” link at the following address:

    1. ECHL stats should now be updating regularly. I labeled a few players as “currently unsigned,” such as Ryan Johnson. They played last season professionally but I’m unaware of them signing anywhere for this season, so if anyone has any info let me know and I’ll get it updated.

      Also, there’s a link on the Future page if you want to see committed recruit stats.

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