#11 – BRYCE SALVADOR
Bryce Salvador spent five full seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes from 1992 to 1997.
Salvador appeared in a total of 308 regular season games, all with the Hurricanes, collecting 89 points (18g-71a) along with 309 penalty minutes. He appeared in an additional 35 post-season games where he scored nine assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The Brandon, Manitoba products best offensive season came in his final year as an overage player in 1996-1997 where he registered 40 points (8g-32a) and 81 penalty minutes.
Salvador was a crucial member of the 1997 WHL Championship Hurricanes. He appeared in 19 post-season games registering seven assists with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. He added one goal in five games at the 1997 Memorial Cup tournament helping the ‘Canes to a second place finish.
The left-hand shot defenseman was named the Hurricanes Scholastic Award in back-to-back years in 1994-1995 and 1995-1996. He was also the recipient of the Joan Kobal Memorial Award winner for Perseverance, Dedication and Sportsmanship three straight years in 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997. In 1995-1996, he was named the WHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year becoming the third Hurricane to receive the honour.
Salvador was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth round (138th overall) in the 1994 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He went on to play 14 years in the NHL split with the St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils before retiring as the Captain of the Devils in 2015. He appeared in a total of 786 NHL games recording 110 points (25g-86a) with 696 penalty minutes. He also suited up in an additional 173 American Hockey League games registering 42 points (7g-35a) with 256 penalty minutes with the Worcester IceCats.
He was a member of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finalists with the Devils where he picked up 14 points (4g-10a) in 24 post-season games.
In February of last year, Salvador had his number 8 honoured by the Hurricanes.