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1971 NHL DRAFT PICK
Terry O'Reilly
Selected in first round
No. 14 overall by Boston Bruins

Born June 7, 1951
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6-0   Weight: 180
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Oshawa (OHA)                                
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1968-69 OshawaOHA46 515 2087
1969-70 OshawaOHA 5413 3649 60
1970-71 OshawaOHA 5423 4265 151

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Turned down scholarship offer to St. Louis University in 1969.
NHL CAREER
Debut: April 2, 1972 (Toronto at Boston)
Numbers:  23, 24 (Boston) (No. 24 retired)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired May 20, 1985
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1972-1985 Boston891204 4026062,095
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1973-1985 Boston10825 4267335

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game:
1975, 1978
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1974, 1977, 1978, 1988 (as coach)
Boston Captain: 1983-84 through 1984-85
Boston Dufresne Award (Media's MVP): 1977-78 (co-winner)
Boston Three-Star Award (Three-Star Selection): 1977-78
Boston Shore Trophy (Best in Home Games): 1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78 (co-winner)
Boston Seventh Player Award (Most Popular): 1974-75
Boston Records: Most penalty minutes (2,095)
Boston Points Leader: 1977-78 (90),
Boston Assists Leader: 1977-78 (61), 1978-79 (51),
Boston Penalty Minutes Leader: 1974-75 (146), 1975-76 (150), 1977-78 (211), 1978-79 (205), 1979-80 (265), 1980-81 (223), 1981-82 (213)
Boston Playoffs Penalty Minutes Leader: 1975 (17), 1976 (25), 1979 (25), 1980 (69), 1982 (56), 1984 (14)
1971-72: Played one regular-season game for Boston team that went on to win Stanley Cup.
Coaching Career: Named Boston interim co-coach on Nov. 2, 1986. ... Named Boston head coach on Nov. 8, 1986 and remained in position until he resigned on May 1, 1989. ... Named N.Y. Rangers assistant coach on June 12, 2002.
Miscellaneous: Scored goal in first NHL game. ... Named to 1975 Wales Conference All-Star team as replacement for injured Boston teammate John Bucyk. ... Set Boston record for penalty minutes in season in 1977-78 and 1979-80 (since broken). ... Suspended eight games in 1979-80 for going into stands and fighting with Rangers fans at game in Madison Square Garden on Dec. 26, 1979. ... Served as Boston captain during 1979-80 season while Wayne Cashman was injured. ... Had surgery to repair torn right rotator cuff during summer of 1981. ... Missed nine games in 1981-82 with stretched nerves in left shoulder. ... Suspended for first 10 games of 1982-83 season for punching referee Andy Van Hellemond in final playoff game against Quebec on April 25, 1982. O'Reilly was in the middle of a fight with Dale Hunter and hit referee when he intervened. ... Missed most of 1982-83 season with knee injury that required surgery and ended his season on Jan. 3, 1983. ... Missed part of 1983-84 season with series of shoulder injuries. ... Worked as TV commentator in from start of 1986-87 season until Nov. 2, 1986. ... Named Hockey Digest Coach of the Year for 1987-88. ... Quit coaching in 1989 to spend more time with family, including his son, Evan, who was ill. ... His jersey No. 24, never worn by another Boston player after his retirement, was officially retired by the team on Oct. 24, 2002.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Boston (AHL)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick:
1972 (by Ottawa)
1971-72: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Boston).
Education: Attended University of Toronto and Boston University.
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1971-72 season with sprained ankle.
Personal: Full name is Joseph James Terrence O'Reilly.

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SNAPSHOT '71
Total Selected: 117
Forwards: 63
Defense: 45
Goaltenders: 9
Major Junior: 84
College Players: 19
Canadian: 107
Euro-Canadian: 2
USA Citizens: 8
U.S.-Born: 8
European: 0
Reached NHL: 50
Won Stanley Cup: 3
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 10
Year-end All-Star: 5
Olympians: 4
Picks Traded: 18
 
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