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1971 NHL DRAFT PICK
Vic Venasky
Selected in third round
No. 34 overall by Los Angeles Kings

Born March 6, 1951
Position: Center / Right Wing
Height: 5-11   Weight: 170
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Denver (WCHA)                               
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1967-68 Port ArthurTBJHL 24 1617 330
1968-69 Port ArthurTBJHL 36 2934 634
1969-70 Port ArthurTBJHL 22 2720 470
1970-71 DenverWCHA 3620 3656 12

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA West All-America First Team:
1970-71 (Denver)
WCHA All-Star Second Team: 1970-71 (Denver)
Denver Masterton Award (MVP): 1970-71
Denver Male Athlete of Year: 1970-71
NCAA Points Leader: 1970-71 (Denver) (56 points)
WCHA Points Leader: 1970-71 (Denver) (39 points)
TBJHL Points Leader: 1968-69 (Port Arthur) (63 points)
Miscellaneous: Played for Port Arthur in 1967 Memorial Cup. ... Played for Fort William (TBJHL) in 1969 and 1970 Memorial Cup. ... Played for Weyburn (SJHL) in 1970 Memorial Cup.
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 7, 1972 (Los Angeles at Pittsburgh)
Number:  10 (Los Angeles)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1980
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1972-1979 Los Angeles430 61101162 66
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1976-1979 Los Angeles21 156 12

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Los Angeles Rookie of Year:
1972-73
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Denver (WCHA); Springfield (AHL); Portland (WHL); Fort Worth (CHL); Binghamton (AHL)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame:
Inducted 2002
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by Dayton)
WHL Playoffs Goals Leader: 1974 (Portland) (7 goals)
1974-75: Played six regular-season games for Springfield team that went on to win AHL playoff title.
Coaching Career: Head coach of U.S. Junior B Bay City (WSHL) in 2001-02. ... Named head coach of UCLA club-level hockey team prior to 2002-03 season and remained in that position into 2003-04 season.
Management Career: Served as Southwestern United States scout for KC Bulldogs (Superior International Junior Hockey League).
Miscellaneous: Missed most of 1971-72 season with torn ligaments in left knee. ... Missed part of 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons with groin injury. ... Remained in Southern California after his retirement and became a youth hockey coach. ... Runs Vic Venasky Hockey School in Harbor City, Calif.
Personal: Brother-in-law of former NHL player Mike Murphy, whose wife was Venasky's wife's sister.

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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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