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|1980 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in third round
60 overall by Boston Bruins
Born June 16, 1962
Height: 6-0 Weight: 175
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois (USA)
||St. George||Ont. Jr. D
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was Peterborough's fourth-round pick, No. 52 overall, in
1979 OMJHL priority selection. ... Was cut from Brantford Jr. B team prior to
start of 1978-79 season.
| Debut: October 8, 1981 (Quebec at Boston)|
Numbers: 28 (Boston); 19
(Toronto); 15 (Vancouver)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1995
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|1981-1993||Boston, Toronto, Vancouver
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
|1982-1992||Boston, Toronto, Vancouver
AWARDS AND HONORS
Boston Playoffs Points Leader: 1984 (2, tie)
Goals Leader: 1984 (2)
Miscellaneous: Had assist on his first shift of his first NHL game. ... Missed
remainder of 1981-82 season and start of 1982 playoffs with sprained ligaments in left
knee, an injury suffered during Boston's Feb. 24, 1982, game at Hartford.
... Scored goal in his first NHL playoff game (Game 2 of Boston's second-round
series vs. Quebec on April 16, 1982). ... Missed remainder of 1983 playoffs
with broken finger, an injury suffered during Game 4 of Boston's Wales
Conference final series at N.Y. Islanders on May 3, 1983. ... Missed part of
1983-84 season with sprained ligaments in left knee, an injury suffered in
February 1984. ... Played on line with Miroslav Frycer and Steve Thomas for
Toronto in 1986-87. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season with mononucleosis-type viral
infection, diagnosed on Dec. 26, 1986. He did not return to action until Feb.
14, 1987. ... Missed remainder of 1987 playoffs with lingering fatigue from
viral infection, diagnosed in April 1987. ... Missed parts of 1987-88 season
with pulled groin, an injury suffered during Toronto's Nov. 11, 1987, game vs.
Boston, and with bruised ribs, an injury suffered in March 1988. ... Missed
part of 1989-90 season with pulled groin and stomach muscles, suffered during
Toronto's Feb. 6, 1990, game at St. Louis. He did not return to action until
March 28, 1990. ... Missed first 60 games of 1990-91 season with continued
complications from groin injury, originally suffered on Feb. 6, 1990. The
injury required surgery in November 1990. ... Missed remainder of 1990-91
season with chest contusion, suffered during Toronto's March 20,
1991, game at Los Angeles.
Peterborough (OMJHL); Newmarket (AHL); Zug (Switzerland)|
World Championships: 1985
AWARDS AND HONORS
Coaching Career: Named Oakville (OPJHL) head
coach prior to 1995-96 season and remained in position through 1995-96 season.
Miscellaneous: Worked in
sporting-goods business with his older brother during off-seasons of his
playing days. ... Ran two-week hockey school in Boston during off-seasons of
his playing days. ... Founded and ran Blue Leaf Ltd. in Oakville, Ontario,
after retirement. The company supplies promotional items and clothing to
corporations and sports teams. He started the company with his wife, Judy, in
1994. ... Became active in Oldtimers' charity hockey after his retirement,
playing for Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni team. ... Played in Heroes of Hockey
game at NHL All-Star Weekend in 2000.
Personal: Full name is Thomas
Joseph Fergus. ... Younger brother of former minor-leaguer Dan Fergus. ... Son
of former manufacturing industry executive Patrick Fergus.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Boston traded Fergus to Toronto in
exchange for Bill Derlago on October 11, 1985.||
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