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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 168 overall by New York Islanders
September 6, 1964
Height: 5-11 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Burnsville (Minnesota High School) |
Hammond, Indiana (USA)
Hometown: Burnsville, Minnesota
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Burnsville MVP: 1981-82
Miscellaneous: Also played varsity football and golf at Burnsville High
School, winning a total of eight letters in his high school career.
| Debut: March 1, 1988 (St. Louis at N.Y.
Numbers: 12 (N.Y. Islanders)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired September 1988
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Signed with N.Y. Islanders on Feb. 29, 1988, after
competing in 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Burnsville (Minnesota H.S.), Minnesota (WCHA); Team USA; Springfield (AHL)|
World Junior Championships: 1984 (sixth place)
AWARDS AND HONORS
Minnesota High School All-State First Team:
WCHA All-Star Honorable Mention: 1985-86
WCHA All-Academic Team: 1985-86 (Minnesota)
Burnsville MVP: 1982-83
Minn. H.S. Tournament Points Leader:
1983 (Burnsville) (8 points)
Minn. H.S. Tournament Assists Leader:
1983 (Burnsville) (6 assists)
Education: Majored in business and
advertising at the University of Minnesota.
Miscellaneous: Had 61
points and 24 goals for Burnsville as a senior in 1982-83. ... Led
Burnsville to 1983 Minnesota High School Hockey Boys' State Tournament
championship game, where team lost 4-3 to Hill-Murray. ... Played on line
with Jay Cates and Steve MacSwain for Minnesota in 1985-86. ... Competed in
1985, 1986 and 1987 U.S. National Sports Festivals. Set National Sports
Festival record with 13 career assists. ... Missed remainder of
1986-87 season with torn MCL and ACL in right knee, an injury suffered during Minnesota's Oct.
game vs. Minnesota-Duluth. Although Okerlund finished the game, he required
major season-ending surgery to repair the injury on Oct. 19, 1986. Chronic pain in the
knee plagued him for the rest of his career and forced his retirement
prior to N.Y. Islanders' 1988 training camp. ... Followed in his father's
footsteps by producing and hosting series of "Best of AWA" wrestling
videotapes after his retirement.
Personal: Full name is Todd E.
Okerlund. ... Son of
professional wrestling broadcaster and commentator "Mean" Gene Okerlund.
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