|1964 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in second round
9 overall by New York Rangers
Right/Left Wing, Center|
Height: 5-10 Weight:
180 Shot: R
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Etobicoke (Ontario Jr. B)
Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
| Debut: November 26,
1967 (St. Louis at New York).|
Numbers: 14 (St. Louis); 17
(Detroit); 16 (Toronto); 14 (Atlanta).
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
DET, TOR, ATL||692||126||233||359||344|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
Louis, Toronto, Atlanta||48||6||11||17||76|
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1971 (St. Louis)
1968, 1969, 1970 (St. Louis)
St. Louis Most Improved Player: 1969-70
1967-68: Played on first St. Louis Blues team.
Served as Atlanta assistant coach while on injured list in 1977-78. ...
Named Atlanta assistant coach
upon his retirement prior to 1978-79 season and remained in position until
team relocated to Calgary on June 24, 1980.
Miscellaneous: Signed first pro contract with
Rangers following 1966-67 season. ... Traded to St. Louis immediately
following the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft, when he still had one season of
major-junior eligibility remaining. ... Missed part of 1970-71 season
with hairline fracture in ankle, suffered during St. Louis'
training camp in September 1970. ... Traded by St. Louis to Detroit with Red
Berenson in exchange for Garry Unger and Wayne Connelly on Feb. 6, 1971. ...
Missed part of 1971-72 season with hairline fracture in right foot. ...
Traded by Detroit to Toronto in exchange for Pierre Jarry on Nov. 29, 1973.
... Played on line with Dave Keon for Toronto in 1973-74. ... Traded by
Toronto to Washington with Bill Brossart in exchange for Rod Seiling on Nov.
2, 1974. He never played for Washington, since he was immediately traded by
the Capitals to Atlanta in exchange for future considerations on Nov. 2,
1974. ... Formed outstanding forward penalty-killing duo with Bill Clement
for Atlanta in 1975-76 and 1976-77. ... Missed part of 1975-76 season with
sprained ligaments in knee, an injury suffered during Atlanta's Jan. 15 game
vs. St. Louis. He did not return to action until Atlanta's Feb. 6 game vs.
Chicago. ... Missed part of 1976-77 season with leg injury. ... Missed most
of 1977-78 season with stretched ligaments in right knee, suffered
during Atlanta's Oct. 21 game vs. N.Y. Islanders. He did not return to
action until Atlanta's Feb. 7 game at Vancouver. ... Had assist on Atlanta's
final goal of 1977-78 season, scored by Bobby Simpson at Washington on April
9, 1978. The game was also the last regular-season game of his NHL career.
|Post-Draft Teams: Etobicoke (Jr. B);
Kitchener (OHA); Kansas City (CHL); Tulsa (CHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
OHA All-Star Second Team:
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by Ottawa)
Worked in a Toronto hockey school in off-seasons of his playing days. ...
Also worked in his family's dry-cleaning business during off-seasons of his
playing days. ... Outstanding golfer, whose handicap was near scratch and
who was a member of the Toronto St. George's golf club during his playing
days. ... Was a personal friend of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel. ... Stayed in Atlanta area after hockey, as part owner of sports bar
named Timothy-John's Restaurant and Lounge in Sandy Springs, Ga. He had
opened the restaurant during his years as a Flames assistant coach and was
involved in running it until 1989. In 1990, he opened his own restaurant and
bar, called T.J.'s Sports Bar and Grill, in Alpharetta, Ga.
Personal: Full name is
Timothy James Ecclestone. ... Nephew of legendary Canadian softball pitcher
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: New York traded Ecclestone, Gary
Sabourin, Bob Plager and Gord Kannegiesser to St. Louis for Rod Seiling on
June 6, 1967.|
1974-75 Toronto media guide
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