Severson Becomes 213th Player In NHL

Former Louisiana IceGators and Peoria Rivermen left wing Cam Severson became the 213th former East Coast Hockey League player to advance to the National Hockey League when he made his debut with Anaheim on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Severson had one shot in the Mighty Ducks 3-1 win against Vancouver.

Signed as a free agent by Anaheim in 2002, Severson had 20 points (12g-8a) in 69 games with Cincinnati of the American Hockey League in 2002-03.

Selected by San Jose in the eighth round (192nd overall) by the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Severson helped Peoria capture the 2000 Kelly Cup Championship scoring seven points (3g-4a) in 18 postseason games after scoring 27 points (19g-8a) in 56 regular season games for the Rivermen. Severson scored two points (0g-2a) in seven games with Louisiana before joining the Rivermen.

Severson becomes the 18th ECHL player to make his NHL debut in 2002-03 joining Francois Beauchemin (Montreal), Zdenek Blatny (Atlanta), Joe Corvo (Los Angeles), Fedor Fedorov (Vancouver) Vern Fiddler (Nashville), Brian Finley (Nashville), Ryan Kraft (San Jose), Simon Gamache (Atlanta), Brett McLean (Chicago), Cody Rudkowsky (St. Louis), Curtis Sanford (St. Louis), Mike Siklenka (Philadelphia), Chris Schmidt (Los Angeles), Jerred Smithson (Los Angeles), Tim Thomas (Boston), John Tripp (New York Rangers) and Matt Walker (St. Louis).