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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in fourth round
72 overall by Boston Bruins
Born May 25, 1954
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL)
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
||Sault Ste. Marie||OMJHL||
||Sault Ste. Marie||OMJHL
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Sault Ste. Marie Captain: 1973-74
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
No. 53 overall prospect in the 1974 NHL draft.
|Never played in NHL.|
|Post-Draft Teams: Syracuse (NAHL); Baltimore,
Calgary (WHA); Springfield (AHL); Johnstown (NAHL); San Diego (PHL);
Drumheller (Alberta Sr.)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick: 1974 (by Michigan, No. 4
overall in Round 1)
1974-75: Played on NAHL regular-season champion (Syracuse).
Miscellaneous: Was on Baltimore (WHA) team that
folded after 1974-75 season. His rights were acquired by Calgary (WHA) in a
special draft of players from defunct teams. ... Appeared in opening scene of
the movie Slap Shot as member of visiting team (the Presidents).
Wearing No. 2, he collides with real-life Johnstown teammate Vern Campigatto
(No. 14) on play that allows the home team (Charlestown Chiefs) to score its
first goal of the game. He got into the movie because he was on the 1975-76
Johnstown Jets team that contributed several extras to the production during
filming in Johnstown.
Personal: Full name is William Ernest Reed.
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