|1968 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in second round
No. 16 overall
by St. Louis Blues
L. Wing / Center / Defense|
Height: 6-3 Weight: 195
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada)
Cranston, Rhode Island (USA)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
League Second Team: 1967-68
Miscellaneous: Played defense throughout college
career. ... Set Brown record for points by a
defenseman in a game with seven points (all assists) vs. Penn on February 17, 1968.
... Also played tennis at Brown and was captain of 1969-70 Brown tennis team.
... Nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship.
| Debut: March 30,
1971 (Los Angeles at St. Louis)|
Numbers: 24, 19 (St. Louis);
(N.Y. Rangers); 5, 2 (Atlanta)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
St. Louis, NYR, Atlanta||580||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
St. Louis, Atlanta||21||
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1975, 1976
unprotected by Atlanta for 1979 NHL Expansion Draft, but was reclaimed as
fill-in after John Gould was taken off Atlanta roster on June 13, 1979.
|Post-Draft Teams: Brown (ECAC); Kansas City (CHL);
Denver (WHL); Birmingham (CHL); Furukawa (Japan)|
Canada Cup: 1976
(USA, fifth place)
World Championships: 1978 (USA, sixth), 1979
AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA East All-America First Team: 1969-70
All-ECAC First Team: 1969-70 (Brown)
Team: 1968-69 (Brown)
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by New England)
1971-72: Played 32 games for WHL
regular-season champ (Denver).
Coaching Career: Assistant coach for
Atlanta (IHL) in 1992-93.
Miscellaneous: Holds Brown records
for goals by a defenseman in a game (4), season (26) and career (50). ...
Holds Brown records for points by a defenseman in a game (7), season (63) and
career (135). ... Member of Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame. ...
Graduated Brown with degree in Russian studies. ... Earned brown belt in
karate. ... Worked part-time as Atlanta sportscaster during his playing career
and also served as national television color commentator during 1977 Stanley Cup
playoffs. ... Worked with NHLPA to develop special programs helping players
transition to life after hockey. ... Became commercial real estate broker in
Atlanta and later Hawaii, where he has his own firm. ... Led movement to bring NHL hockey back to Atlanta,
which culminated with birth of Atlanta Thrashers franchise. ... Has his own
official real estate website at www.curtbennett.com.
Son of former NHL goaltender Harvey Bennett. ... Older brother of former NHL
players Harvey Bennett Jr. and Bill Bennett. ... Older brother of former
WHA player John Bennett and former minor-leaguer Jim Bennett.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: St. Louis traded Bennett and Peter
McDuffe to the New York Rangers on June 7, 1972, to complete a May 24,
1972, deal in which the Rangers traded Steve Durbano to the Blues.||
|Won Stanley Cup:
|Hall of Fame: