Al Secord

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Al Secord
Al Secord 1980.JPG
Secord in 1980
Born (1958-03-03) March 3, 1958 (age 56)
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Rochester Americans
Springfield Indians
NHL
Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers
IHL
Chicago Wolves
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1978
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1978–1990
1994–1996

Alan William Secord (born March 3, 1958 in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Espanola, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey left wing who played in the National Hockey League for twelve seasons from 1978–79 until 1989–90.1

Playing career

Played on the 1976 Memorial Cup winning team, Hamilton Fincups of the OHA.

Secord was drafted 16th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. He made the Bruins roster as a 20-year-old, scoring 16 goals and adding seven assists. He improved to 23 goals in 1979–80, but after failing to score in his first 18 games the following season, he was dealt to the Chicago Black Hawks on December 18, 1980, in a trade for defenceman Mike O'Connell.

It was in Chicago where Secord enjoyed the best years of his NHL career. In 1981–82, he burst forth with 44 goals in 80 games. He was also assessed 303 minutes in penalties, making him the only player in NHL history to record 40 goals and 300 penalty minutes in a single season.2

Secord joined the 50-goal club in 1982–83, posting 54 goals and 32 assists for a career-high 86 points and played in the NHL All-Star game for the second consecutive season. But injuries began to take their toll. He played just 14 games in 1983–84, and it took him two full seasons to regain his scoring touch. Secord responded with a 40-goal campaign in 1985–86, but after a 29-goal season in 1986–87, Secord was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 3, 1987. Secord and Ed Olczyk went to Toronto, while Rick Vaive, Steve Thomas and defenceman Bob McGill headed to the Windy City.

Secord spent two unremarkable seasons with the Maple Leafs, and was sent to the Philadelphia Flyers midway through 1988–89 for a fifth-round draft pick in 1989 that the Buffalo Sabres eventually used to select defenceman Keith Carney.

Secord re-signed with Chicago as a free agent and finished his NHL career in 1990, scoring 14 times in 43 games. He retired from pro hockey until 1994, when he returned to play two seasons with the International Hockey League (now American Hockey League) Chicago Wolves. He also played a season of roller hockey with the Chicago Cheetahs.

Secord played 766 career NHL games, scoring 273 goals and 222 assists for 495 points and registered 2093 career penalty minutes.

Personal life

Secord is now an airline pilot with American Airlines and resides in Southlake, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth. He has three sons, Ryan, Alec and Luke. He sometimes does work on behalf of the Chicago Blackhawks' Alumni Association. Secord also coaches youth hockey in the Dallas area with the Texas Jr. Brahmas organization.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Hamilton Fincups OMJHL 63 9 13 22 117
1976–77 St. Catharines Fincups OMJHL 57 32 34 66 343
1977–78 Hamilton Fincups OMJHL 59 28 22 50 185
1978–79 Rochester Americans AHL 4 4 2 6 40
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 71 16 7 23 125 4 0 0 0 4
1979–80 Boston Bruins NHL 77 23 16 39 170 10 0 3 3 65
1980–81 Springfield Indians AHL 8 3 5 8 21
1980–81 Boston Bruins NHL 18 0 3 3 42
1980–81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 13 9 22 145 3 4 0 4 14
1981–82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 44 31 75 303 15 2 5 7 61
1982–83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 54 32 86 180 12 4 7 11 66
1983–84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 14 4 4 8 77 5 3 4 7 28
1984–85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 51 15 11 26 193 15 7 9 16 42
1985–86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 40 36 76 201 2 0 2 2 26
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 29 29 58 196 4 0 0 0 21
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 15 27 42 221 6 1 0 1 16
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 5 10 15 71
1988–89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 1 0 1 38 14 0 4 4 31
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 43 14 7 21 131 12 0 0 0 8
1994–95 Chicago Wolves IHL 59 13 20 33 195 3 1 1 2 19
1995–96 Chicago Wolves IHL 47 8 8 16 108 9 1 0 1 4
NHL totals 766 273 222 495 2093 102 21 34 55 382

Roller hockey statistics

                                           --- Regular Season --- 
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM 
   1994  Chicago Cheetahs            RHI    18   11   14   25   45
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See also

References

  1. ^ Al Secord. hockey-reference.com
  2. ^ Kreiser, John. "A look at some off-the-beaten-track NHL marks". nhl.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

External links

Preceded by
Dwight Foster
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1978
Succeeded by
Ray Bourque







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