1971 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
California from Charlottetown (MJAHL)
5-foot-9, 165 pounds
Missed part of 1970-71 season with broken
Canadian • Born July 2,
1951 in St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island • Hometown: Charlottetown, PEI
NEVER PLAYED IN NHL
- Led MJAHL playoffs in goals (14) and points
(27) over 14 postseason games with Charlottetown in 1969.
- Led MJAHL and set league
single-season record with 45 goals in 35 games for Charlottetown in 1969-70.
Played for Charlottetown (MJAHL) in 1970 Centennial Cup tournament.
- Led MJAHL
in goals (37) and points (78) with Charlottetown in 1970-71.
- Played on Charlottetown (MJAHL) team that lost to Red Deer
(AJHL) in 1971 Centennial Cup championship series.
- Won MJAHL Most Valuable Player Award with Charlottetown in 1970-71.
- Named to MJAHL All-Star First Team with Charlottetown in 1970-71.
- Selected by New York Raiders in 1972 WHA General Player Draft,
first draft in league history, February 1972.
Called up to Baltimore (AHL) from Columbus (IHL) on an amateur
tryout basis on March 20, 1972, and appeared in two games.
Was runner-up to Glenn Resch in voting for IHL Gary F. Longman
Memorial Trophy as league's top rookie with Columbus in 1971-72.
- Played on line with Del Hall and Wayne King for Salt Lake
(WHL) in 1972-73.
- Had two goals
and two assists for Salt Lake (WHL) in a 10-5 win over Denver on
Nov. 1, 1972.
- Set Salt Lake (WHL) single-game scoring
record with six points (two goals, four assists) in 13-1 home win
over Seattle on Jan. 6, 1973. The team record still stood when the
league folded after the 1973-74 season.
WHL Player of Week for week ending Jan. 7, 1973, after scoring seven
points in two games for Salt Lake.
- Claimed by Phoenix (WHL, Toronto affiliate) from
California for $7,500 fee in Reverse Draft on June 13, 1973.
- Played three games for 1973-74 Phoenix team that went on to win
WHL regular-season and playoff titles, but was not with team during
- Loaned by Phoenix (WHL) to Tulsa (CHL) on Oct. 30, 1973.
- Loaned by Phoenix (WHL) to St.
Petersburg for balance of 1973-74 season in November 1973.
- Was member of St. Petersburg (Suncoast) Suns (SHL) team
that folded on Dec. 19, 1973. The SHL held a special dispersla draft
for the Suns players, and Beck was claimed by Charlotte.He chose not
to join Charlotte and instead went to finish the season with Muskegon (IHL).
- Inducted into the
Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame along with 1970-71
Charlottetown Islanders teammates in 1976.
Angus William Beck
Post-Draft Teams: Columbus (IHL); Baltimore (AHL); Salt Lake, Phoenix (WHL); Tulsa (CHL); St.
Petersburg (SHL); Muskegon (IHL); Winston-Salem (SHL); Charlottetown
(PEI Sr./New Brunswick Sr.)
Noteworthy: Grew up in
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where his father was a
psychiatrist. He said he was surprised to be drafted, given the
low-profile nature of his junior league.
Career Beyond Hockey: Returned
home to Charlottetown after his retirement and continued playing senior
league hockey for more than 10 years while following in his father's
footsteps by completing his education and becoming a psychiatrist.
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