1970 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Montreal from Red Deer (AJHL)
5-foot-10, 175 pounds
With Team Canada in 1968-69 and 1969-70. ... 1967-68 AJHL All-Star
Canadian • Born March
10, 1950 in Bentley, Alberta • Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
NEVER PLAYED IN NHL
Named Red Deer MVP and served as alternate captain for 1967-68
Rustlers team that won AJHL title.
member of Team Canada in 1968-69.
- Played for Weyburn (SJHL) in 1970 Memorial Cup
- Named to CiAU All-Canadian Team with
Alberta in both 1970-71 and 1971-72.
- Selected by
Calgary Broncos in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, the first draft
in league history, in February 1972.
- Played for
Team Canada at 1972 World University Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Edmonton City Athlete of Year for 1971-72.
- WHA rights
sold by Philadelphia to Alberta in July 1972.
Signed WHA contract with Alberta in July 1972.
- Played on
first Alberta Oilers WHA team in Alberta/Edmonton franchise and
WHA's inaugural season of 1972-73 and had one of the first assists in Oilers history on goal by Ron Anderson at 6:19 of the
first period of a 7-4 win at Ottawa on Oct. 11, 1972. The game was
the first WHA game ever played..
Edmonton City Athlete of Year for 1972.
part of 1973-74 with torn ligaments in left knee.
- Missed most of 1975-76 season with knee injury that required
- Traded by Edmonton with Kerry Ketter to New England for
Paul Hurley and future considerations in February 1976.
Post-Draft Teams: Alberta (CWUAA); Alberta/Edmonton (WHA)
Education: Attended University
Coaching Career: Served as an
associate coach with the Calgary Oval X-treme of the Western Women's
Hockey League, a team that featured women's hockey legend Hayley
Wickenheiser, from 2005 to 2007. ... Named head coach of the Chinese
women's national team in 2007 and held the position through 2007-08
season, as he helped prepare the team for the 2008 IIHF Womens' World
Championships in Harbin, China. He coached the Chinese women to an
Career Beyond Hockey: Chose
not to report to New England after being traded there and retired in
middle of 1975-76 season so that he could remain at home in Alberta. ...
Moved to Jasper, Alberta, after his retirement and worked as a teacher
and school administrator from 1977 to 2005. He was principal of Jasper
Elementary School in Jasper, Alberta, when he retired from the school
system to coach women's hockey in Calgary.
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