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|1973 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in ninth round
No. 129 overall
by New York Islanders
Born August 25, 1953
Height: 6-0 Weight: 200
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Michigan Tech (WCHA)
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Michigan Tech Matovich Award (Top Freshman): 1971-72
| Debut: February 1,
1977 (Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders)|
Numbers: 4 (N.Y. Islanders);
Stanley Cup: 1980, 1981.
Playing Status: Retired 1986
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||N.Y. Islanders, Colorado/N.J.||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
1982-83: Played on first New Jersey Devils
Miscellaneous: Paired on defense with Denis Potvin for N.Y. Islanders in
1978-79. ... Scored series-winning goal in Game 6 of N.Y. Islanders' 1980
Stanley Cup semifinal victory over Buffalo. ... Paired on defense with Mike
McEwen and Gord Lane for N.Y. Islanders during 1980-81 season. ... Was member of Colorado team that relocated to New Jersey on
June 30, 1982. ... Broke nose in fight with Chicago's Al Secord while playing
for New Jersey on Nov. 15, 1981. ... Missed final game of 1981-82 season with
pulled groin. ... Missed parts of 1982-83 season with damaged left knee
ligaments, an injury suffered on Nov. 2, 1982, in Montreal, and sprained
wrist, an injury suffered in December 1982. ... Paired on defense with Tapio
Levo for New Jersey in 1982-83. ... Paired on defense with Dave Lewis for New
Jersey in 1983-84. ... Missed part of 1984-85 season with strained right knee
ligaments, an injury suffered in Toronto on Feb. 16, 1985. ... Missed parts of
1985-86 season with bruised knee, an injury suffered at Philadelphia at Jan.
14, 1986, and bruised shin, suffered vs. Montreal on Feb. 13, 1986.
|Post-Draft Teams: Michigan Tech (WCHA);
Muskegon (IHL); Fort Worth (CHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1975 (Michigan Tech)
CHL Adams Cup: 1978 (Fort Worth)
NCAA Tournament All-Star First Team:
1975 (Michigan Tech)
WCHA All-Star Second Team: 1974-75 (Michigan
WCHA All-Star Honorable Mention: 1973-74 (Michigan Tech)
Tech Captain: 1974-75
Tech Gitzen-Loutit Award (Top Defenseman): 1974-75
Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame:
1977-78: Played on CHL regular-season champion (Fort Worth).
Education: Earned business
administration degree from Michigan Tech.
parts of 1976-77 season with kidney injury and ruptured spleen, which required
surgery. He injured his spleen when he was speared while playing for Fort
Worth in February 1977. ... Played for Canada at 1978 Izvestia Tournament in
Moscow. ... Named to Team Canada for 1985 World Championships, but was unable
to play due to knee injury. ... Worked as 1984 summer associate in personnel department of Wall Street firm Goldman-Sachs.
... Returned to Ontario and went into investment banking and consulting after
his retirement. ... Spent 10 years (1986-1996) working at The Prudential,
specializing in pension and employee benefits, before taking position in
Sceptre Investment Council's retail strategies business unit in 1997. ...
Became active in Oldtimers' charity hockey after retirement.
Brother-in-law of former NHL player Jim Nahrgang. ... Uncle of 2002 U.S.
Olympic biathlete Andrea Nahrgang.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: N.Y. Islanders traded Lorimer and Dave
Cameron to Colorado in exchange for Colorado's 1983 first-round pick (Pat
LaFontaine) on October 1, 1981. At the time of the deal, the draft pick was
officially listed as "future considerations."||
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