Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pat Conacher
Pat Conacher was selected by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, 76th overall. He had played two years of major junior hockey with the Billings Bighorns and the Saskatoon Blades. In 1978-79, he began the season with Billings, but was traded to Saskatoon with 33 games left in the season. Between the two teams, Conacher scored 40 goals and 69 assists for 109 points in 72 games.

As an NHL rookie in 1979-80, Conacher suited up for 17 games with the Rangers, collecting five assists. The balance of his season was played in the AHL with the New Haven Nighthawks. He played another five games with the Rangers in 1982-83, when his rights were obtained by the Edmonton Oilers in 1983-84. He played 45 games in his hometown, scoring two goals and ten points as the Oilers went on to win their first Stanley Cup championship that spring.

Conacher spent the next two years in the minors before playing 24 games with the New Jersey Devils in 1987-88. He responded with two goals and seven points while seeing limited ice time. Conacher remained in the Devils' organization until the 1992-93 season when he joined the Los Angeles Kings. In 81 games, he had nine goals and 17 points in a defensive, checking role. Conacher and the Kings advanced to the Stanley Cup finals, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in five games. Conacher contributed offensively with six goals and ten points in 24 post-season games. The following year he had a career-high 15 goals and 28 points.

Midway through the 1995-96 season, Conacher was dealt to the Calgary Flames where he played seven games before heading east to join the New York Islanders for the final 13 games of his NHL career. In 1997-98, Conacher appeared in 34 games for the Canadian National Team before calling it a career.

In an a career that spanned over 13 seasons and 521 NHL games, Conacher scored 63 goals and 139 points before heading behind the bench as an assitant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2001-02.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Battleford Barons SJHL 57 22 35 57 65
1977-78 Billings Bighorns WCJHL 72 31 44 75 105 20 15 14 29 22
1977-78 Saskatoon Blades M-Cup 11 1 7 8 4
1978-79 Billings Bighorns WHL 39 25 37 62 50
1978-79 Saskatoon Blades WHL 33 15 32 47 37
1979-80 New York Rangers NHL 17 0 5 5 4 -10 3 0 1 1 2
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 53 11 14 25 43 7 1 1 2 4
1980-81 New York Rangers NHLMGNT
1981-82 Springfield Indians AHL 77 23 22 45 38
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Tulsa Oilers CHL 63 29 28 57 44
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 45 2 8 10 31 -2 3 1 0 1 2
1983-84 Moncton Alpines AHL 28 7 16 23 30
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 68 20 45 65 44 6 3 2 5 0
1985-86 New Jersey Devils NHL 2 0 2 2 2 0
1985-86 Maine Mariners AHL 69 15 30 45 83 5 1 1 2 11
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 56 12 14 26 47
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 24 2 5 7 12 +8 17 2 2 4 14
1987-88 Utica Devils AHL 47 14 33 47 32
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 55 7 5 12 14 -7
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 19 3 3 6 4 +2 5 1 0 1 10
1989-90 Utica Devils AHL 57 13 36 49 53
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 49 5 11 16 27 +9 7 0 2 2 2
1990-91 Utica Devils AHL 4 0 1 1 6
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 44 7 3 10 16 0 7 1 1 2 4
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 9 8 17 20 -16 24 6 4 10 6
1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 77 15 13 28 71 0
1994-95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 48 7 9 16 12 -9
1995-96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 35 5 2 7 18 -8
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -1
1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 13 1 1 2 0 -4
1996-97
1997-98 Canada Nat-Tm 34 1 12 13 63
NHL Totals 521 63 76 139 235 67 11 10 21 40


Missed entire 1980-81 due to ankle injury suffered in pre-season rookie game, September, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, October 4, 1983. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 14, 1985. Traded to Los Angeles by New Jersey for future considerations, September 3, 1992. Traded to Calgary by Los Angeles for Craig Ferguson, February 10, 1996. Traded to NY Islanders by Calgary with Calgary's 6th round choice (later traded back to Calgary - Calgary selected Ilja Demidov) in 1997 Entry Draft for Bob Sweeney, March 20, 1996.