Eldon Wade "Pokey" Reddick played goal over a 21 year career from the ‘Dub’ to the National Hockey League from 1981–82 to 2003-04.
As a youth, Reddick played in the 1977 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Toronto.
Reddick spent most of his career in various minor leagues playing for various teams. His NHL-level experience included playing for the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, and Florida Panthers. He won a Stanley Cup Championship with the Oilers in 1990 as the backup goaltender to Bill Ranford, because of a season-ending injury to the Oilers regular goaltender Grant Fuhr. During his tenure with the Winnipeg Jets, he formed one half of the goaltending duo "Pokey and the Bandit" with Daniel Berthiaume.
Reddick holds the distinction of being the only goaltender at any level of professional hockey to go through a three-round playoff system undefeated. He achieved this feat with the Fort Wayne Komets in the IHL in 1992–93. Reddick had a 1.49 GAA through 12 postseason games, leading the Komets to the franchise's first title in 20 years.
His younger brother, Stan "Smokey" Reddick, was also a goaltender who spent twelve years playing in the ECHL and Slovenia. His son, Bryce Reddick, is a defenseman active in the minor leagues and European hockey as of 2020. He has three other children, Zoe, Jenna and Matt.
Reddick was formerly an assistant coach for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. He served as tournament director at the Las Vegas Ice Center through April 2014 and head coach of the Las Vegas Storm Midget U16 AAA hockey team through April 2013. He also coached the first high school hockey team in Nevada at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, which played its inaugural season in 2018-2019.
“Pokey” resides in Las Vegas with his wife Jana.
WHL West First All-Star Team 1984
IHL James Norris Memorial Trophy 1986
N.R. "Bud" Poile Trophy 1993
Turner Cup (Fort Wayne Komets) 1993
NHLStanley Cup (Edmonton Oilers) 1990
UHLColonial Cup (Fort Wayne Komets) 2003