Trent Kaese

Nanaimo, British Columbia's, Trent Kaese is another member of the one-game wonder club. The stocky right-winger got into one game with the Sabres in 1988-89.

Despite his lonely NHL game, Kaese's hockey resume features more than just that. A good cornerman, Kaese was a solid two way junior forward in the WHL. The Sabres drafted Kaese 161st overall in 1985.

Kaese turned pro in 1987-88 and would spend the next two seasons bouncing around the minor leagues. He found a home with the Winston-Salem Thunderbirds of the upstart ECHL in 1989-90, scoring 56 goals.

Kaese's success in the ECHL was not enough to keep him in the deep south. The very next year he left to become one of the most explosive players in Great Britain. He would play with the Peterborough Pirates, Milton Keynes Kings, and Blackburn Hawks before retiring in 1995.  He scored 372 goals and 787 points in just 197 games!

Kaese returned to Vancouver Island after retiring as a professional. He had his amateur status reinstated and played for the Powel River Regals and Nanaimo Clippers while chasing the Allan Cup. He would later coach the Junior Clippers and manage a local golf club.


Graham Clayton 4:06 PM  

After retiring from playing, Trent and his father built from scratch the Cottonwood Golf Course and function centre in Nanaimo:

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