'Canes pack scoring punch

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:21 AM ET

You know you've got some serious offensive depth when last season's scoring king is on the second line.

That's the case with Tyler Redenbach and the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

And Redenbach has no problem playing second fiddle.

After all, the guys he's playing with -- Kris Versteeg and John Lammers -- are no slouches.

The former Swift Current Bronco had a front-row seat for Lammers's sensational between-the-legs beauty Sunday afternoon against the Red Deer Rebels.

"I was on the ice," Redenbach says. "But I've seen about four of those with Lammers and Versteeg. They do it quite often but that was definitely the nicest one the other night.

"I've seen them try it a lot. It doesn't always work but neither does shooting or trying a regular deke."

But Redenbach hasn't added the flashy move to his bag of tricks.

"No, no. I'm just going to keep it simple -- shooting and deking," he said.

Redenbach said he was pleased when he heard of the trade-deadline deal that sent him from the cellar-dwelling Broncos to the penthouse-occupying Hurricanes.

"Swift Current told me there was a chance I would be getting traded," he said. "And I knew if I was traded, it would be to a good team that would have a chance to do something in the playoffs.

"When I came to Lethbridge, we were in first place in the league so I was glad to come."

And being relegated to the second line didn't faze him a bit.

The only numbers he's concerned with these days are in the win column.

"Our depth is the strength of our team. We have four lines that can put the puck in the net. I won the league scoring title but it's not about that for me anymore. I just want to win."

Redenbach saw his production drop by 41 points this season, from a WHL-best 105 (31 goals and 74 assists) in 2003-04 to 63 (19g, 44a).

"It's a little tough to look back at the numbers. But that's not the only thing that determines how you played during the year.

"Sure, I'd like to have more but I look at the wins."


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