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|1979 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
9 overall by Toronto Maple Leafs
Born June 4,
Center / Left Wing|
Height: 6-0 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Major, Saskatchewan (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Memorial Cup All-Star First Team: 1979 (Brandon)
WHL All-Star First Team: 1978-79 (Brandon)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
No. 3 prospect (among underage juniors) for the 1979 NHL draft. ... Played on
line with Ray Allison and Brian Propp for Brandon in 1978-79. ...
Began his minor hockey career as a goaltender in Major, Sask., where his
father owned a farm-equipment dealership. ... Moved to
Brandon, Manitoba, at age 11. His father owned a garage in the city. ...
Attended Neelin High School in Brandon, Manitoba.
| Debut: October 10, 1979 (N.Y. Rangers at
Numbers: 12 (Toronto); 14
(Edmonton); 16 (Winnipeg); 16 (New Jersey); 16 (Ottawa)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Status: Retired for final time in 1995
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Winnipeg, NJ, Ottawa
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||TOR, EDM, WIN, NJ||57
AWARDS AND HONORS
Winnipeg Molson Cup (Three-Stars Leader): 1983-84
Ottawa Captain: Oct. 7, 1992, until August 1993
Toronto Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1980 (18)
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1982-83 (183)
Leader: 1983-84 (234), 1984-85 (180), 1985-86 (241), 1987-88 (229)
1982-83: Played 62 regular-season games for Edmonton team that went on
to 1983 Stanley Cup finals, but was not with team in playoffs.
1992-93: Played on Ottawa Senators expansion team.
Miscellaneous: Had an assist in his first NHL game. ... Missed parts of
1980-81 season with damaged tendons in thumb, an injury suffered when he
punched Robbie Ftorek in the mouth during Toronto's
Dec. 7, 1980, game at Quebec, and with mononucleosis, diagnosed in January
1981. ... Was sent to New Brunswick (AHL) for four-game rehab stint after
recovering from mononucleosis. These were the only four games he would ever
play in the minors. ... Missed part of 1981-82 season with stomach ulcer. ...
Was given a week off by Toronto to get treatment for the ulcer, which his
attorney, Alan Eagleson, blamed on the Maple Leafs' constant threats of
sending Boschman to the minors so that he could regain his rookie form.
Boschman also said team owner Harold Ballard had said that becoming a
born-again Christian had made Boschman soft. Eagleson and Boschman asked the
team for a trade, which was granted at the trade deadline. Boschman had also
been upset with Ballard for his treatment and trade of Darryl Sittler, who had
taken Boschman under his wing. ... Played on line
with Dan Maloney and Rocky Saganiuk for Toronto during 1981-82 season ...
Missed part of 1983-84 season with dislocated shoulder, an injury suffered
during Winnipeg's Dec. 7, 1983, game at New Jersey. ... Was one of six
Winnipeg players to score 30 or more goals in 1984-85, tying an NHL record. ...
Missed most of Winnipeg's 1988 training camp while recovering from surgery to
repair a dislocated shoulder in April 1988. He first suffered the injury
during Winnipeg's Feb. 24, 1988, game at New Jersey. ... Missed part of
1988-89 season with lacerated ankle, cut by a skate during Winnipeg's Oct. 16,
1988, game at Edmonton. ... Suspended eight games by NHL during 1989-90
season, a suspension he served from Feb. 24-March 11, 1990. He received the
suspension on Feb. 15, 1990, as punishment for a retaliatory high stick on
Tomas Sandstrom during Winnipeg's Feb. 8, 1990, game vs. Los Angeles. ...
Missed part of 1989-90 season with broken right index finger, an injury
suffered during Winnipeg's Jan. 27, 1990, game vs. St. Louis. ... Played on
line with Al Stewart and Troy Crowder for New Jersey in 1990-91. ... Missed
part of 1990-91 season with bruised shoulder, an injury suffered n November
1990. ... Was first captain
in Ottawa Senators expansion team history. ... Retired for the first time when Ottawa bought out
the final year of his contract in August 1993.
|Post-Draft Teams: New Brunswick (AHL); Fife
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Worked out with
Canada's 1980 OIympic team during summer of 1979. ... A born-again Christian,
introduced to the movement by former Toronto teammate Ron Ellis, he worked
at the Teen Ranch Christian hockey organization and Hockey Ministries
International Hockey Schools during off-seasons of his playing days and was
also an active member of Athletes in Action. ... Was active in charitable
causes during his playing days, including work with Special Olympics and the
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Manitoba. ... Worked in real estate
business during off-seasons of his playing days in Winnipeg. ... Came out of
retirement to play seven games for Fife (Great Britain) during 1994-95
season. ... Became the Ottawa-based regional director of Hockey Ministries International
following retirement and was involved in effort to organize an official
NHL chapel program. ... Played for Ottawa Senators Alumni charity team after
Personal: Full name is Laurie Joseph Boschman. ... Older brother of
former major junior player Pat Boschman.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Toronto traded Boschman to Edmonton in
exchange for Walt Poddubny and Phil Drouillard on March 9, 1982.||
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