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|1976 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 23 overall by California Golden Seals
November 4, 1956
Height: 6-1 Weight: 178
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario (Canada)
Thunder Bay, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
OMJHL's No. 20 prospect for the 1976 NHL draft. ... Attended University of
Western Ontario during the 1975-76 season.
| Debut: March 29, 1977 (Cleveland at
Numbers: ?? (Cleveland)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1981
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was property of California organization when franchise
relocated to Cleveland on Aug. 26, 1976.
|Post-Draft Teams: Salt Lake, Phoenix (CHL);
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick: 1976 (by Cleveland,
No. 47 overall in Round 5)
Coaching Career: Worked as youth
hockey coach after his retirement. ... Coached London Southwest program in
Ontario Minor Hockey Association during 1981-82 season. ... Named Windsor (OUAA)
assistant coach prior to 1984-85 season and remained in that position through
1984-85 season. ... Named Windsor (OHL) head coach prior to 1997-98 season and
remained in that position until Nov. 3, 1997. ... Also served as head coach of
Leamington, Windsor and Chatham Junior B teams between 1985-86 and 2001-02
seasons. ... Named Windsor (OUAA) head coach on April 24, 2002, and remained
in that position into 2002-03 season.
Education: Earned master's
degree in education from University of Windsor in 1988. ... Earned doctorate
in education from University of Michigan in 1994.
Miscellaneous: Was on Phoenix (CHL)
team that folded on Dec. 13, 1977. ... Retired for the first time after
Phoenix team folded but came out of retirement to play in Norway during
1980-81 season before retiring again to pursue a coaching career. ... Became a
prominent author of hockey instruction books. His books are Coaching Hockey
Successfully, High-Performance Skating for Hockey, Hockey Drills
for Puck Control, Hockey Drills for Passing and Receiving,
Hockey Drills for Scoring and Winning Roller Hockey. ... Became a
tenured professor in University of Windsor's education department. ... Worked
with Bobby Orr to develop Chevrolet Safe and Fun hockey instruction program
for Canadian minor hockey players. ... Designated by Ontario Hockey
Association as a "Master Mentor," the highest credential a member of the
organization's coaching program can receive.
Personal: Full name is Kenneth Vern Stenlund.
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