After five years of trying to become a full-time fixture in the Edmonton Oilers dressing room, Ontario Hockey League grad Liam Reddox is taking his sticks and skates to Sweden to push his hockey career in a different direction. Reddox has signed with Växjö Lakers of Sweden’s elite league, the Elitserien.
Liam played four games for the Peterborough Petes during the 2002-03 season then was a regular for the next three seasons. In his first full year, 2003-04, Reddox led the Petes in goals (31), assists (33) and points (64). He played for Canada at the IIHF World Under-18 Championships that season and contributed six goals in seven games as Canada finished out of the medal standings.
The following season, Reddox finished second to Jamie Tardif on the team for most goals with 36. His 82 points tied him for the team lead with Daniel Ryder.
In his final season in the Ontario Hockey League, Reddox wore the A for Peterborough as the team captured the Robertson Cup as the OHL’s playoff champion with a victory over the London Knights.
Liam was taken by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, 112th overall. In all, Reddox has played in 100 NHL games with the Oilers since the 2007-08 season. This past season, he played 44 games with the NHL club and 37 with their American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons.