Garnet Exelby
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 08/16/1981
DRAFTED: ATL: 1999-217 overall
Traded to Toronto by Atlanta with Colin Stuart for Pavel Kubina and Tim Stapleton, July 1, 2009. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Rockford (AHL), October 9, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, November 26, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 11, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Dornbirn (Austria), July 16, 2014.
Career: 2011-12: Played his first season in the Red Wings organization with Detroit’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids .... Established pro career-highs in goals, assists and points with 7-14=21 totals with 177 penalty minutes in 75 games ... 2010-11: Played his first season in the Blackhawks’ organization with Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Rockford with 3-10=13 totals and 128 PIM in 77 games ... 2009-10: Played 51 games with 1-3=4 totals in his first season with Toronto, which was his last NHL campaign prior to entering this season ... Played his 400th NHL game on Mar. 20 vs. Montreal ... 2008-09: His 120 penalty minutes ranked third on the team in his final season in Atlanta ... Played his 300th NHL game Oct. 11 at Florida ... 2007-08: Matched his career season-high with two goals while playing in a career-high 79 games with the Thrashers ... 2006-07: Scored a career season- high two goals, including his first career shorthanded tally Feb. 24 vs. Carolina and matched his previous career season-high in points (10) ... Had one multiple-point game, a two-assist effort Jan. 13 at Carolina ... Played his 200th NHL game on Feb. 22 vs. Tampa Bay ... Missed 18 games with mononucleosis ... Played his only NHL playoff games to date with four scoreless games, including his first career playoff game on Apr. 12 vs. NY Rangers ... 2005-06: Matched his career season-highs in assists (9) and points (10) ... Had a career-best +11 plus/minus rating ... Had one multiple-point game, a career-high in assists and points with a three-assist effort Mar. 6 vs. Florida ... Three of his 10 points came in a five-game span from Apr. 8-17 (1-2=3 totals) ... Played his 100th NHL game on Nov. 9 vs. Pittsburgh ... 2004-05: Did not play during the NHL’s lockout season ... 2003-04: Played his first full NHL season and established career season-highs in assists and points with 1-9=10 totals ... His 134 penalty minutes were also a career-high and ranked second on the team ... Recorded his first NHL multiple-point game with a two-assist effort Dec. 5 vs. Anaheim ... Had a four-game assist and point streak from Dec. 3-10 (0-5=5 totals) ... Scored his first NHL goal Feb. 27 at New Jersey ... Was selected to play in the Young Stars Game during the NHL All-Star weekend but was injured and missed the contest ... 2002-03: Spent most of the season with Atlanta’s AHL affiliate in Chicago with 3-6=9 totals and 140 PIM in 53 games ... Was selected to play in the AHL All-Star Game but was unable due to injury ... Recalled to Atlanta on Mar. 11 for the remainder of the season with two assists in 15 Thrashers games before returning to Chicago for the AHL playoffs ... Played his first NHL game on Mar. 11 at New Jersey and recorded his first NHL point with an assist Mar. 22 at Columbus ... 2001-02: Played his first professional season with Chicago/AHL with 3-4=7 totals in 75 games ... Ranked second on the team with 257 PIM ... Added four assists with 49 penalty minutes in 25 AHL playoff games as the Wolves won the Calder Cup championship ... Juniors: Played three seasons of junior hockey with Saskatoon and Regina of the Western Hockey League with 13-29=42 totals and 331 penalty minutes in 189 career games. Transactions: Atlanta’s ninth pick, 217th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to Toronto with Colin Stuart for Pavel Kubina and Tim Stapleton, July 1, 2009 ... Signed by Chicago as a free agent, Nov. 26, 2010 ... Signed by Detroit as a free agent, July 5, 2011 ... Signed by Boston as a free agent, July 11, 2012.