Willie Coetzee (RW)
Grand Rapids Griffins
||Johannesburg, South Afric
2011-12: Notched 22 points (11-11—22) in 61 games with Grand Rapids as a second-year pro…Recorded his first AHL goal, 10/8/11 at Rockford…Tallied goals in each of the team’s first two games, 10/8/11-10/14/11…Enjoyed a career-best three-game point streak (2-1—3) from 10/29/11-11/2/11 and matched that streak with four points (2-2—4) in three games from 1/13/12-1/17/12…Registered his first AHL two-goal game, 12/14/11 vs. Rockford…Scored in back-to-back games on four occasions.
2010-11: Split first professional season between Grand Rapids and Toledo…Recorded his first AHL point with an assist, 10/23/10 vs. Rochester…Finished the season with five points (0-5—5) in 25 games with the Griffins…Tallied his first multi-point game (0-2—2), 11/27/10 at Chicago…Debuted with ECHL Toledo on 12/3/10 and notched six points (3-3—6) in his first six games…Earned 20 points (9-11—20) in 36 total contests with the Walleye.
2009-10: Made AHL debut, 4/3/10 at Abbotsford, and appeared in two games with Grand Rapids…Tied for 18th in the Western Hockey League with 81 points (29-52—81) in 72 games for Red Deer…His 52 assists tied for 14th in the league…Paced the Rebels in assists, points and plus-minus (plus-10), while standing second in goals and third in power play tallies (10)…Netted one goal in four playoff games with Red Deer…Was a teammate of current Griffin Landon Ferraro.
2008-09: Skated in 72 contests for Red Deer, ranking among the Rebels’ leaders with 18 goals (3rd), 24 assists (T3rd), 42 points (2nd) and 10 power play goals (2nd).
2007-08: Played 56 games between Cowichan Valley (33) of the British Columbia Hockey League and Red Deer (23)…Tallied 16 points (5-11—16) for Cowichan Valley, tying for ninth in assists and 12th in points…Netted two goals during his time with Red Deer.