Daniel “Dany” Heatley, a Canadian/German professional ice hockey winger currently plays for the San Jose Sharks. Originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers second overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the top NHL rookie in 2002. He later requested a trade and was subsequently dealt to the Ottawa Senators.
One of the Senators’ perennial leading scorers during his tenure with Ottawa, Heatley set franchise records for single-season goals (50) and points (105). He typically played left wing.
Internationally, Heatley has represented Team Canada in six World Championships, one Olympics and one World Cup of Hockey, as well as two World Junior Championships. In 2008, he surpassed Marcel Dionne as Canada’s all-time leader in goals and Steve Yzerman as the all-time leader in points for the World Championships.
At the end of the 2008–09 season, Heatley requested a trade from the Ottawa Senators. A deal was in place to send Heatley to the Edmonton Oilers on June 30, but Heatley refused to waive his no trade clause. On September 12, he was dealt to the San Jose Sharks in return for Milan Michalek, Jonathan Cheechoo and a second-round draft pick in 2010.