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|1979 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 51 overall by Toronto Maple Leafs
Born July 26, 1960
Height: 6-0 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: St. Leonard, Quebec (Canada)
St. Leonard, Quebec
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
QMJHL All-Star First Team: 1978-79 (Verdun)
QMJHL Goals Leader: 1978-79 (Verdun) (80 goals)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
No. 22 prospect (among underage juniors) for the 1979 NHL draft. ... Was on Sorel team that relocated to Verdun prior to 1977-78 season.
| Debut: December 31, 1981 (Toronto at
Numbers: 24, 35 (Toronto)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1985
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Wore No. 4 in Toronto's 1980 training camp. ... Missed
part of 1981-82 season with pulled groin, suffered in November 1981.
... Suspended and then released by Toronto for refusing to report to 1984
training camp. ... Signed with Edmonton as unrestricted free agent in
December 1984, but never played for parent team.
|Post-Draft Teams: Verdun, Sherbrooke (QMJHL);
New Brunswick (AHL); Cincinnati (CHL); St. Catharines, Nova Scotia (AHL);
Sorel (Quebec Sr.)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
QMJHL Hall of Fame: Inducted 2003
QMJHL Records: Most goals in one
game (8 for Sorel vs. Verdun on Sept. 23, 1979, shares record)
QMJHL Goals Leader: 1979-80 (Sorel-Sherbrooke) (91 goals)
Miscellaneous: Traded by Verdun with Brian Johnson and
Richard Laroque to Sherbrooke in exchange for Andre Cote and Jean-Marc Gaulin
in November 1979. ... Was first player in QMJHL history to score
eight goals in one game. ... Returned to Sorel after his retirement and went
to work for a local auto parts company, Quebec Metallic Powder. ... Came out of retirement at age 39 to play three
games for Sorel (Quebec Sr.) during 1999-00 season.
Aubin Plays Goal: Aubin was forced to
be a goaltender for St. Catharines
(AHL) during the team's Feb. 10, 1983, game vs. Adirondack at Glens Falls, N.Y.
St. Catharines lost the game 6-3, but Aubin, who had not played goal since he
was 7 years old, made headlines with his performance. Aubin was pressed into duty in the nets because
starting goalie Vincent Tremblay pulled a hamstring in the first period, and backup Bob Parent was
out serving a suspension for receiving a match penalty the previous night.
Aubin had been designated as the backup in case anything happened to Tremblay.
After Tremblay went down, Aubin went to the locker room and put on Tremblay's
pads and uniform, entering the game with 7:01 remaining in the first period of
a 1-1 tie. He stopped all 16 shots he faced for the rest of the first period
and through the second, but finally cracked in the third period, giving up
five goals. Adirondack's Tom Rowe broke the shutout string after Aubin had
gone 30:38 without allowing a goal.
Personal: Full name is Normand
Aubin. ... Also known as Normand Aubin during his playing days. ... Father of
Quebec junior player Mathieu Aubin.
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