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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Tico
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
216 lb (98 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 8 1981 (1981-10-08) (age 28),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2000
New York Islanders
Pro Career 2003 – present

Raphael "Raffi" Torres (born October 8, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders.

Playing career

Torres played major junior hockey with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), beginning in 1998–99. After putting up 91 points in his second season with the Batallion (seventh in league scoring), Torres was drafted in the 1st round, 5th overall, by the New York Islanders in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2001–02, Torres made the jump to the American Hockey League playing for the Islanders' minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and appeared in the 2002 Calder Cup finals; Bridgeport lost to the Chicago Wolves. As the New York Islanders lost players to injury that season, Torres also made his NHL debut, playing in 14 games. At the NHL trade deadline of his second season with Bridgeport, he was traded by the Islanders to the Edmonton Oilers along with Brad Isbister in exchange for Janne Niinimaa, a second round and a fourth round draft pick in 2003. Joining the Oilers' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, for the remainder of the 2002–03 season, Torres appeared in his second consecutive Calder Cup finals, but lost to the Houston Aeros in seven games.

Torres earned a roster spot with the Oilers in 2003–04, tallying 34 points in his first full NHL season. In lieu of the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he played with the Edmonton Road Runners of the AHL and tied for the team scoring lead with Tony Salmelainen, recording 46 points in 67 games.

Returning to the Oilers as NHL resumed play in 2005–06, Torres scored a career-high 27 goals and 41 points. Entering the playoffs as the eight and final seed in the Western Conference, the Oilers embarked on a Cinderella run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes. In the semi-finals against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Torres scored the series-clinching goal in game five, putting the Oilers ahead 2-1 in the second period. Although the Oilers staved off elimination in games five and six of the finals against Carolina, they were defeated in game seven 3-1.

After missing the majority of 2007–08 to an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Torres was traded in the off-season to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Gilbert Brulé.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Thornhill Rattlers MTJHL 46 17 16 33 90 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 Brampton Battalion OHL 62 35 27 62 32 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Brampton Battalion OHL 68 43 48 91 40 6 5 2 7 23
2000–01 Brampton Battalion OHL 55 33 37 70 76 8 7 4 11 19
2001–02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 59 20 10 30 45 20 8 9 17 26
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 14 0 1 1 6 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 49 17 15 32 54 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 17 0 5 5 10 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 11 1 7 8 14 23 6 1 7 29
2003–04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 20 14 34 65 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Edmonton Roadrunners AHL 67 21 25 46 165 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 27 14 41 50 22 4 7 11 16
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 15 19 34 88 -- -- -- -- --
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 32 5 6 11 36 -- -- -- -- --
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 51 12 8 20 23 4 0 2 2 2
NHL Totals 358 79 67 146 278 26 4 9 13 18

External links

  • Raffi Torres's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Raffi Torres at TSN.ca
  • Raffi Torres's NHL player profile
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