It’s been a wild month for RedHawks alumni.

Four of the nine former Miamians in the NHL were moved prior to this week’s trade deadline, with all shifting from teams not in playoff contention to ones positioned to qualify for the postseason.

Blake Coleman (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

Defenseman Andy Greene and center Blake Coleman were traded from New Jersey to the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively.

Defenseman Alec Martinez was sent from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and forward Riley Barber moved from Montréal to Pittsburgh.

Greene, who was the team captain, played 923 games in 14 seasons with the Devils, the most contests any Miami alumnus has logged with a single team. He has 49 goals and 199 assists and is seventh on New Jersey’s all-time games played leaderboard.

Only Ken Daneyko, Martin Brodeur, Patrik Elias, Travis Zajac, Scott Stevens and John MacLean have dressed more for the Devils.

Coleman scored 57 goals and dished for 37 assists in parts of four seasons in New Jersey, and he was swapped for Nolan Foote, son of former NHL star Adam Foote, and a first-round pick in 2019, and Vancouver’s first-round selection this season.

Martinez played in 597 games with the Kings, going 62-136-198, and was traded for second-round picks in 2020 and 2021.

Barber dressed nine times for Montréal and was part of a 2-for-2 swap, heading south along with Phil Varone for Joseph Blandini and Jake Lucchini. He was assigned to Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Here are some recent highlights for former Miamians now in the pros:

NHL: In his first game with the Golden Knights, Martinez was named first star of the game, going 1-1-2, which gave him 200 career points in the NHL.

In three games in Vegas, Martinez has already made a major impact with two goals, two assists and a plus-5 rating.

Reilly Smith (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

— Martinez joins Reilly Smith with Vegas, who has caught fire recently. He has a five-game point streak, during which he has four goals – two of which were game winners – and two assists.

Smith notched his 350th career point by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 win over the Islanders on Feb. 23. He is tied for his career high in goals with 25, and his five GWGs are a personal best for Smith.

— Winnipeg’s Jack Roslovic recorded eight points in a nine-game stretch from Feb. 1 to Feb. 18, and he now has a career-best 27 points on the season, with 12 goals and 15 assists.

AHL: Stockton’s Austin Czarnik recorded a hat trick on Feb. 1 and has 12 points in 10 games this month.

Austin Czarnik (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

Czarnik notched the game-winning goal on Feb. 22 in a 4-1 win at Tucson, scoring the go-ahead marker with 12:25 left in regulation.

— Bridgeport defenseman Grant Hutton tallied seven points in a six-game stretch Feb. 8-19, including a pair of goals.

Hutton is in his first full pro season and has 22 points in 57 career games.

— San Diego blueliner Chris Wideman has six points in his last five games, including a three-helper performance at Iowa on Feb. 15.

Wideman leads the Gulls in assists (21) and is third overall on the team in scoring, and is also pacing all defenseman in goals (9) and points (30).

Taylor Richart (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

ECHL: Utah’s Taylor Richart has moved into sixth in the league in defenseman points and is second in goalie by a blueliner with 12.

Playing in his fourth ECHL season, Richart’s assist total of 24 ties his career high.

— Cincinnati’s Justin Vaive recently picked up his 150th career point in this league.

Vaive is tied for third on the Cyclones with 17 goals as he plays in his sixth season in Cincinnati.

— On Feb. 20, Scott Dornbrock was traded from Cincinnati to Norfolk, joining former Miamian River Rymsha. Dornbrock recently came off the IR and played 20 games with the Cyclones, recording six assists.

SPHL: Fayetteville’s Max Cook is second in the league in assists with 34 and tied for second in scoring with 49 points.

The team captain has 24 points in his last 16 games, including eight goals, and he is plus-17 in that span.

Cook recorded his 150th career point in the SPHL in style, scoring a game winner with 10 seconds left in overtime on Feb. 22.

EUROPE: Tommy Wingels is second on Geneva-Servette of Switzerland’s National League in points with 39 and leads the team with 23 assists.

He is 12th in the SL overall in points.

Matthew Caito (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

Matthew Caito has 36 points this season, good enough to lead all defensemen in Liiga, the top Finnish league.

Caito’s 30 assists lead his team, KooKoo, which plays in Kouvola, and he has more than twice as many points as any defenseman on his team.

Jeff Zatkoff, playing for Straubing in the top German league, DEL, is fourth in the league in goals-against average at 2.31.

Pat Cannone, also in the DEL skating for Schwenninger, leads his team in points with 31.

— Crimmitschau’s Alex Wideman has five points in his last four games, giving him 37 on the season.

He is tied for second on his team in DEL-2, the second-best German league.

Stats for all former Miamians currently playing hockey around the world:

NHL
SkaterTeamPos.GPGAPts.+ / –PIM
Reilly SmithLas VegasF642525501420
Blake ColemanTampa BayF59211031-342
Jack RoslovicWinnipegF64121527510
Sean KuralyBostonF6251621-224
Andy GreeneNY IslandersD5721113414
Alec MartinezLas VegasD443912-419
Austin CzarnikCalgary*F821310
Riley BarberMontréal*F9000-12
Kiefer SherwoodAnaheimF1000-10
AHL
SkaterTeamPos.GPGAPts.+ / –PIM
Andy MieleTucsonF51152843241
Curtis McKenzieChicagoF55142236-1032
Carter CamperUticaF4182533-48
Riley BarberWilkes-BarreF42131932-1223
Austin CzarnikStocktonF27141731-120
Chris WidemanSan DiegoD4792130352
Kiefer SherwoodSan Diego*F371672368
Cameron SchillingManitobaD5051722722
Vincent LoVerdeHartfordD55416201716
Anthony LouisTexasF4291120110
Louie BelpedioIowaD5551318598
Grant HuttonBridgeportD4861016-1031
Josh MelnickTexasF464711106
ECHL
SkaterTeamPos.GPGAPts.+ / –PIM
Taylor RichartUtahD561224361224
Justin VaiveCincinnatiF511714311984
River RymshaNorfolkD456713-1712
Scott DornbrockNorfolkD22066817
SPHL
SkaterTeamPos.GPGAPts.+ / –PIM
Max CookFayettevilleF401534491543
Europe
SkaterTeamPos.GPGAPts.+ / –PIM
Tommy WingelsGenevaF44162339141
Alex WidemanCrimmitschauF38152237410
Matthew CaitoKooKooD53630361440
Pat CannoneSchwennigenF4792231-1914
Trevor HamiltonGrazD37310131118
Will WeberFischtownD29213228
Colin SullivanChamonix-MorzineD34101-840
GoalieTeamGPW-LGAASv %SHO
Jeff ZatkoffStraubing2721-42.310.9111

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