Dany Heatley

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Dany Heatley

Born

1/21/1981, Freiburg, Germany

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Dany Heatley is a professional hockey player. He currently plays for the Ottawa Senators. He is best known for his great offensive skills and missing many teeth from the front part of his mouth!

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  • Trivia

    • Dany Heatley finished the 2006-2007 NHL regular season with a career high 105 points.

    • He is the first Ottawa Senator ever to record back to back 50 goal seasons.

    • He is the first NHL player to record back to back 50 goal seasons since the 2001-2002 season.

    • He recorded his 200th point as an Ottawa Senator Vs. the Boston Bruins on March 27, 2007.

    • He finished the 2006-2007 NHL regular season with 50 goals, 55 assists and 105 points.

    • His parents are Murray and Karin Heatley. He also has a younger brother named Mark.

    • Dany's family moved to Calgary, so Dany was a fan of the Calgary Flames.

    • Dany's favorite subject in school was Math.

    • On October 19, 2001 he scored his first career NHL goal against New York Rangers goalie Dan Blackburn.

    • Brett Hull was his favorite hockey player.

    • He played for Canada in: 2000 World Junior Championships (bronze medal).

    • Dany played for Canada in the 2001 World Junior Championships (bronze medal).

    • Played for Canada in: 2003 World Championships (gold medal).

    • Played for Canada in: 2004 World Cup of Hockey (gold medal).

    • He played for Canada in: 2005 World Championships (silver medal).

    • Heatley's father, Murray Heatley, also played professional hockey from 1970 to 1984. Murray also played for the Central Hockey League and World Hockey Association.

    • Thanks to his spectacular start to the season, he was selected to play for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics. However, in a disappointing performance, the team was eliminated in the quarter-finals.

    • On October 5th, 2005, opening night for the 2005-06 NHL season, Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley became the first players to score goals in the 1st official NHL shootout in history when they both scored against the Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ed Belfour. Their sticks were sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    • On August 23rd, 2005 he was sent to the Ottawa Senators for established Slovak star Marian Hossa and veteran Greg de Vries.

    • He finished the 04-05 lockout year with the all-star laden Aq Bars Kazan in the Russian Superleague, joining former Thrashers teammate and friend, Ilya Kovalchuk.

    • During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Heatley initially played for the Swiss team SC Bern.

    • 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 years probation. Heatley returned to play later in the 2003-04 NHL season, but in 33 games, he scored only 25 points and was visibly troubled on the ice.

    • He was also picked as Most Valuable Player of the 2003 NHL All-Star Game.

    • He won the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year after scoring 26 goals and 67 points in 82 games.

    • He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers 2nd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

    • Heatley played for the University of Wisconsin hockey team.

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