dany heatley

Daniel James "Dany" Heatley (born January 21, 1981) is a German-born Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played under contract to the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers second overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the top NHL rookie in 2002. However, after being responsible for a car crash in September 2003 that killed teammate and close friend Dan Snyder, he requested a trade and was subsequently dealt to the Ottawa Senators. One of the Senators' perennial leading scorers during his tenure with Ottawa, Heatley set franchise records for single-season goals (50), which he achieved in back-to-back seasons in 2005–06 and 2006–07, and points (105), during the 2006–07 season. He played on the left wing with line mates Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson. The line was consistently among the highest scoring in the NHL after its formation in the 2005–06 season, with the trio combining for a total of 296 points that season. Heatley has represented Team Canada in six World Championships, two Olympics and one World Cup of Hockey, as well as two World Junior Championships. In 2008, he surpassed Marcel Dionne as Canada's all-time leader in goals and Steve Yzerman as the all-time leader in points for the World Championships. At the end of the 2008–09 season, Heatley demanded a trade from the Senators. A deal was in place to send Heatley to the Edmonton Oilers on June 30, but Heatley refused to waive his no-trade clause. On September 12, he was dealt to the San Jose Sharks in return for Milan Michálek, Jonathan Cheechoo and a second-round draft pick in 2010. After playing two seasons in San Jose, he was traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Martin Havlát, his former teammate with Ottawa. On July 9, 2014, Heatley signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks worth $1 million. On December 29, 2014, a source confirmed that he had been placed on waivers. A day later, Heatley cleared waivers and was assigned to Anaheim's AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. On February 28, 2015, Heatley was traded to the Florida Panthers along with a third round pick in 2015 for Tomáš Fleischmann. Heatley most recently signed with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in September 2015. Wikipedia