Hershey Bears Alumni: Blair Atcheynum

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blair Atcheynum

Blair Atcheynum played a single season with the Hershey Bears. The season, as any recent fan will remember, was the Calder Cup championship season of 1996-97. The 87 points he scored were the most he would tally for a team as a professional. As a junior in the Western Hockey League Atcheynum scored 138 points during the 1988-89 season. However, to Hershey fans, he will be best remembered for his triple overtime goal against the Philadelphia Phantoms. During his single season with the Bears, the Estevan, Sask. native scored 42 times. The season in the AHL with the Bears provided the opportunity to take a run at the NHL. The right winger went on to play in St. Louis, Nashville an Chicago. In an NHL career that spanned 196 games, Atcheynum scored 60 points on 27 goals and 33 assists. His final professional season came in 2000-2001.
Today, Atcheynum was returned to Western Canada and serves as Assistant Coach for the junior Battlefords North Stars.


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