Wade Flaherty biography

Wade Flaherty

Goaltender, Ice hockey player

1968 –


Who is Wade Flaherty?

Wade Flaherty is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who has played in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and the Nashville Predators, as well as several teams in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League. He last played professionally for the China Sharks of the Asia League Ice Hockey, before being named the developmental goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Flaherty was drafted 181st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

While playing with the Islanders, "Flats" was the last NHL goalie to give up a goal to Wayne Gretzky.

Flaherty backed up Curtis Joseph for Team Canada in the 2007 Spengler Cup.

In 2008, he signed with the China Sharks of the Asia League Ice Hockey, being named the starting goaltender and goaltender coach. Flaherty also assisted the Chinese national team in the same capacity. In January 2009, Flaherty was named Goaltending Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.

As of the 2011-2012 NHL season, Flaherty is/has been the Goaltending Coach for the Winnipeg Jets.


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Jan 11, 1968
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Terrace

on July 23, 2013

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