|1966 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in fourth round
No. 19 overall by
Born October 4, 1948
Height: 5-10 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Niagara Falls (OHA)
Kirkland Lake, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Kirkland Lake,
| Debut: 1968-69 season|
29, 11, 21 (Boston); 8, 16 (Detroit); 16 (California)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Detroit Points Leader: 1970-71 (67 points)
1970-71 (30 goals)
Detroit Rookie of Year:
Sporting News NHL Coach of Year:
1990-91 (Los Angeles)
Named New York Rangers head coach in November 1986, but coached only 16
games due to inner-ear ailment that limited his ability to run team. ...
Named Los Angeles head coach on May 31, 1989, and remained in that position
season. ... Named Florida assistant coach prior to 1993-94 season and
remained in that position through 1993-94 season. ... Named Philadelphia assistant
coach prior to 1994-95 season and remained in that position through 1995-96
season. ... Named Hartford/Carolina assistant coach prior to 1996-97 season
and remained in that position until May 19, 1999.
Scouting Career: Named
Calgary pro scout (Eastern region) on June 16, 2003, and remained in that
position through 2006-07 season.
Miscellaneous: Played two games for 1969-70
Boston team that went on to win Stanley Cup, but did not appear in playoffs.
... Linemate of Gordie Howe during the 1970-71 season in
Detroit. ... Runner-up for Adams Trophy as NHL Coach of Year with Los
Angeles in 1990-91.
|Post-Draft Teams: Niagara Falls (OHA);
Oklahoma City (CHL); New England (WHA); Adirondack (AHL) (player-coach)|
WHA Summit Series: 1974
AWARDS AND HONORS
1968 (Niagara Falls)
WHA Championship: 1973 (New England)
Calder Cup: 1981 (Adirondack) (coach)
CHL Adams Cup: 1984
Hockey News Minor-League Coach of Year: 1983-84
All-Star Second Team: 1967-68 (Niagara Falls)
OHA Powers Trophy
(Scoring Leader): 1967-68 (114 points)
on CHL regular-season champion (Oklahoma City).
CHL Playoffs Goals
Leader: 1969 (Oklahoma City) (10 goals)
WHA Draft Pick:
1972 (by New England)
WHA All-Star Second
Team: 1972-73 (New England)
WHA All-Star Game: 1973, 1974,
1972-73: Played on WHA
regular-season champion (New England).
New England MVP: 1974-75
England Three-Star Winner: 1975-76
Hockey News Minor-League Coach
of Year: 1983-84 (Tulsa)
Coaching Career: Head
coach of Adirondack (AHL) in 1979-80 and 1980-81. ... Head coach of
Springfield (AHL) in 1981-82. ... Head coach of Tulsa (CHL) in 1982-83 and
1983-84. ... Head coach of Salt Lake City (IHL) in 1984-85. ... Head coach
of Windsor (OHL) in 1985-86 ... Returned to Windsor from NHL with 24 games left in 1986-87 season and served
through 1988-89 season. ... Led Windsor to OHL championship in 1988. ...
Coach of Canada at 1989 World Junior Championships. ... Team Canada
assistant coach at 1991 Canada Cup. ... Head coach of Detroit (OHL) in
1992-93. ... Named Windsor (OHL) head coach on May 19, 1999, and remained in
that position until February 2003.
"Hawkeye." ... Ran own off-season golf tournament called the
Hawkeye Open in Niagara Falls. ... Sat out 1978-79 season in retirement, but
returned to NHL for one game with Detroit in 1979-80 and then became
player-coach in Detroit system. ... Resigned from job as Windsor (OHL) head
coach after cross-checking Spitfires player Mike James during a practice in
late February 2003.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|EXPANSION: Boston left Webster unprotected
for the 1970 NHL Expansion Draft and he was claimed by Buffalo on June 10,
1970. After the draft, the Sabres traded him to Detroit for Roger Crozier. ||
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