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|1977 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in 10th round
156 overall by Washington Capitals
February 17, 1957
Height: 6-6 Weight: 220
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Traded by Lethbridge
to Victoria for
Rick Peter in December 1975. ... Missed part of 1976-77 season with knee
| Debut: December 21, 1980 (Washington at
Numbers: 31 (Washington); 32 (Minnesota); 29
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1988
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|1980-1982||Washington, Minn., Hartford||
AWARDS AND HONORS
Scouting Career: Named Washington pro scout
prior to 1995-96 season and remained in that position into 2002-03 season.
Miscellaneous: Signed first NHL contract with Washington in June 1978.
... Fought Philadelphia's Behn Wilson in first period of his
first NHL game. ... Released by Hartford in March 1983. ... Signed with Los Angeles
organization as an unrestricted free agent on
Aug. 29, 1983, but never played for parent team. ... Released by Los Angeles
organization in February 1984. ... Attended Edmonton's 1984 training camp and
was assigned to team's AHL affiliate (Nova Scotia). ... Signed with New Jersey as
an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 11, 1985, but never played for parent
|Post-Draft Teams: Port Huron (IHL); Hershey (AHL);
Fort Worth (CHL); Nashville (CHL); Binghamton, New Haven, Nova Scotia, Maine (AHL);
AWARDS AND HONORS
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1981-82 (Nashville) (320 PIM)
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1980 (Fort Worth) (58 PIM)
1980-81: Played on AHL
regular-season champion (Hershey).
Coaching Career: Served as Fort
Worth (CHL) player-assistant coach during 1979-80 season. ... Named
Indianapolis (IHL) head coach on July, 13, 1988, prior to team's inaugural as
Indianapolis Ice, and remained in that position until Feb. 14, 1989. ... Named
Nashville (ECHL) head coach prior to 1989-90 season and remained in that
position through 1989-90 season.
Miscellaneous: Suffered concussion
during Port Huron's Oct. 29, 1978 IHL game vs. Dayton, when Willie Trognitz
slammed Henderson's head with his stick. The incident led to Trognitz being
banned from the IHL for life. Ironically, Henderson and Trognitz would later
become teammates and friends during the 1979-80 season in Fort Worth. ... Missed part of
1980-81 season with hand injury suffered in November 1980. ... Was most
popular player on 1981-82 Nashville (CHL) team, and was named an honorary
citizen of Nashville in 1982. ... Suspended six games by AHL during 1985-86
season for stick-swinging encounter with Jim Archibald during Maine's Oct. 25,
1985, game at Springfield. Henderson received a match penalty at the time of
the incident. ... Suspended 12 games by AHL during 1985-86 season for
cross-checking Robin Bartel during Maine's Dec. 7, 1985, game at Moncton. ...
Ran hockey school in Calgary during off-seasons of his playing days. ...
Assisted Team Canada with player evaluations at its Calgary training base
during late 1980s. ... Suffered ruptured colon on Feb. 14, 1989. Had surgery
to repair the colon the following day, and missed remainder of season
recovering from surgery. ... Became active in minor hockey in Alberta after
his retirement, working with Southern Alberta Selects Hockey Association.
Personal: Full name is Archie
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|FREE AGENCY: Washington released Henderson in
September 1981, and he signed with Minnesota as an unrestricted free agent.||
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