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|1972 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 28 overall by California Golden Seals
Born March 17, 1952
Height: 6-1 Weight: 170
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Medicine Hat (WCHL)
Birthplace: Ponoka, Alberta (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
WCHL Rookie of Year: 1970-71 (Medicine Hat)
AJHL Love Trophy (Points
Leader): 1969-70 (Ponoka)
Miscellaneous: Attended Glen Sather's
hockey school in Banff, Alberta, in summers during his childhood. Sather
recognized Weir as the first graduate of his program to play in NHL. ...
Teammate and friend of Lanny McDonald during his time in Medicine Hat.
McDonald later said he considered him one of the best junior players in
| Debut: October 7,
1972 (California at Vancouver)|
Numbers: 21 (Calif.); 14
(Tor.); 21 (Edmonton); 7 (Col.); 14 (Detroit)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Status: Retired for final time in 1988
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
CAL, TOR, EDM, COL, DET||642||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
California Points Leader: 1974-75 (45
California Assists Leader: 1974-75 (27 assists)
1979-80: Played on first Edmonton Oilers NHL team.
Missed final 15 games of 1973-74 season with knee injury. ... Missed part of
1975-76 season with torn ligaments in ankle. ... Centered Edmonton's top line,
ahead of Wayne Gretzky, when Oilers began play in NHL. ... Traded by Edmonton
to Colorado for Ed Cooper on March 9, 1982, and finished 1981-82 season in
Colorado. However, the NHL voided the trade in August 1982 because Colorado
had not revealed information about an injury to Cooper. Weir was returned to
Edmonton and eventually traded to Detroit.
|Post-Draft Teams: Tulsa (CHL); Edmonton (WHA);
Montana (CHL); Milwaukee (IHL); Brantford, Dundas (OHA Sr.)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Allan Cup: 1987 (Brantford)
Pick: 1972 (by Calgary)
1978-79: Played on WHA regular-season
Miscellaneous: Missed parts of 1978-79 season
with groin injury and severed tip of little finger in his left hand, suffered
when he was slashed during a WHA game against Winnipeg. ... Retired in 1985,
but came out of retirement in 1986 to play in senior hockey in Ontario.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: California traded Weir to Toronto in
exchange for Gary Sabourin on June 20, 1975.||
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