1971 NHL Entry Draft Pick
Round Overall
4 43
Hartland Monahan
Selected by California from Montreal (OHA)
California Golden Seals Montreal Junior Canadiens
Hartland Monahan
 

5-foot-11, 170 pounds

Right-hand shot

Right Wing

Pre-Draft Statistics

Year Team League GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Laval QJHL -- -- -- -- --
1969-70Montreal OHA 54 10 14 24 72
1970-71 Montreal OHA 43 14 29 43 135

Pre-Draft Notes

Won Memorial Cup with Montreal in 1970, scoring four goals in eight games.
Canadian • Born March 29, 1951 in Montreal, Quebec • Hometown: Laval West, Quebec

Career Vitals

First contract: 1971
Debut: March 15, 1974
(California vs. Pittsburgh)
Final NHL game: April 12, 1981 (playoffs)
(St. Louis at Pittsburgh)
Retired: 1981
Stanley Cup: Never won
Numbers worn: 17 (California); 15 (N.Y. Rangers);
12 (Washington); 8 (Pittsburgh);
12 (Los Angeles); 23 (St. Louis)

Career NHL Statistics

Teams: California, N.Y. Rangers, Washington,
Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis

Years: 1974-1981. Playoffs: 1978-1981

Regular Season
  GP G A TP PIM
7 years 334 61 80 141 163
 
Stanley Cup Playoffs
GP G A TP PIM
3 years 6 0 0 0 4
 
Complete statistics available at NHL.com 

Career Highlights

Played on 1974-75 Providence team that won AHL regular-season title. ... Named to AHL All-Star Second Team with Providence in 1974-75. ... Set Washington record (since broken) for points in one period with four (three goals, one assist) in third period on Nov. 12, 1975, vs. Pittsburgh. He scored goals at 1:44 of the third to tie the game 3-3, at 6:33 to make it 4-4, and a 17:39 to make it a 6-6 final. He also assisted on a goal by Nelson Pyatt that gave Washington a short-lived 5-4 lead. ... Led Washington with 29 assists in 1975-76. ... Set Washington record (since broken) for assists by rookie with 29 in 1975-76.

Transaction History

Sept. 23, 1974 -- Traded by California to N.Y. Rangers for Brian Lavender. June 17, 1975 -- Claimed by Washington from N.Y. Rangers in NHL Intra-league Draft. Oct. 17, 1977 -- Traded by Washington to Pittsburgh for 1979 first-round pick (later traded). Nov. 2, 1977 -- Traded by Pittsburgh with Syl Apps Jr. to Los Angeles for Dave Schultz, Gene Carr, and 1978 fourth-round pick (Shane Pearsall). June 13, 1979 -- Claimed by Quebec from Los Angeles in NHL Expansion Draft. June 13, 1979 -- Rights sold by Quebec to St. Louis.
 

Life Outside the NHL

Full Name: Hartland Patrick Monahan
Also Known as: Hart Monahan

Other Post-Draft Teams: Baltimore (AHL); Columbus (IHL); Salt Lake (WHL); Providence (AHL); Springfield (AHL)

Career Beyond Hockey: Settled in the Atlanta area after retirement.

Family: Became son-in-law of Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion when he married Geoffrion's daughter Linda in 1973. ... Brother-in-law of former NHL player Danny Geoffrion and former minor-league Bob Geoffrion. ... Father of former Major League Baseball outfielder Shane Monahan. ... Uncle of former NHL player Blake Geoffrion.

Significant Injuries

Missed part of 1970-71 season with broken wrist, an injury suffered while throwing a check during Montreal's Oct. 18, 1970, OHA game vs. Kitchener. ... Missed start of 1972-73 season with torn ligaments in right knee, an injury suffered during Salt Lake (WHL) training camp in October 1972. He did not make his 1972-73 regular-season debut until Salt Lake's Nov. 10, 1972, game vs. Phoenix. ... Missed start of 1973-74 season with hamstring injury, suffered during Salt Lake's Oct. 5, 1973, IHL preseason game vs. Albuquerque at Tucson, Ariz. He did not make his 1973-74 regular-season debut until Salt Lake's Nov. 2, 1973, game at Seattle.

Miscellaneous:

Arena in his hometown of Laval West is under consideration to be renamed in his honor. Traded twice early in 1977-78 season, he appeared in three teams' media guides that year.  Played on line with Pete Stemkowski and Bert Wilson for Los Angeles in 1977-78. Was very active in community and charitable causes during his years in Washington.
SNAPSHOT '71
Total Selected: 117
Forwards: 63
Defense: 45
Goaltenders: 9
Major Junior: 84
College Players: 19
Canadian: 107
Euro-Canadian: 2
American: 8
European: 0
Reached NHL: 50
Won Stanley Cup: 5
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 10
Year-end All-Star: 5
Olympians: 4
Picks Traded: 18


OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1971

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