1963 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Toronto from Parry Sound (Ontario Midget)
5-foot-11, 182 pounds
Childhood friend of
his Parry Sound neighbor, Bobby Orr, who was one year younger
than Clairmont, but the two were often teammates in minor hockey because
Orr played up in age group. ... Coached in bantam hockey by former NHL
player Bucko McDonald.
Canadian • Born May 16, 1947 in Parry Sound, Ontario • Hometown:
Parry Sound, Ontario
NEVER PLAYED IN NHL
After the Draft
- Traded by Toronto (OHA) to London (OHA) via
Neil McNeil Maroons (OHA Jr. B) prior to 1965-66 season.
by London (OHA) to Peterborough in exchange for Glen Shirton on Nov. 8,
- Attended a 1972 Stanley Cup Finals game between Boston and
N.Y. Rangers as a guest of Bobby Orr.On Orr's advice he was signed by Bruins
to play in the AHL.
- Played both forward and defense for St. Petersburg Suns in 1971-72.
- Inducted into the Bobby Orr (Parry Sound) Hall of Fame in 2007.
Full Name: Neil
Post-Draft Teams: Neil McNeil (OHA Jr. B); Toronto, London, Peterborough (OHA); Nashville (EHL);
Barrie (Ontario Sr.), Des Moines (IHL); St.
Petersburg (EHL); Boston (AHL); Binghamton (NAHL)
Career Beyond Hockey: Remained
in Binghamton, N.Y., after hockey career and went into the trucking
business as city driver with Consolidated Freightways-- a job he held
until retiring in 2005.
Family: Younger brother of
former minor-leaguer Wayne Clairmont.
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