Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Druce
John Druce was a second-round pick, chosen 40th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1985 Entry1 Draft. He had played two seasons with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League, scoring 34 goals and 70 points over two seasons.

Druce spent two years in the minors before having the opportunity to play with the Capitals in 1988-89. In 48 games, he had eight goals and seven assists. The next year he played in 45 games. It was the playoffs that year when Druce made a name for himself, scoring 14 goals and three assists for 17 points in just 15 games. That fantastic playoff production earned Druce a regular spot in the Caps lineup the following season, and in 80 games he popped in 22 goals and 36 assists for 58 points. He played in eleven playoff games that spring, but the magic was not the same as he produced just a single goal and an assist.

After one more season in Washington, Druce went to the Winnipeg Jets in 1992-93. He then moved on to the Los Angeles Kings, signing as a free agent, where he played for three years. Druce joined the Philadelphia Flyers late in the 1995-96 season when he was traded for the Kings' fourth-round draft pick in 1996. He was a part of the Flyers' team that advanced to the 1997 Stanley Cup finals against the Detroit Red Wings. After 23 games with the Flyers in 1997-98, Druce packed up and played two years in the German Elite League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Peterborough Legionnaires Minor-ON 40 15 18 33 69
1983-84 Peterborough Petes OHL 1 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Peterborough Petes OHL 54 12 14 26 90 17 6 2 8 21
1985-86 Peterborough Petes OHL 49 22 24 46 84 16 0 5 5 34
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 77 13 9 22 131 12 0 3 3 28
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 68 32 29 61 82 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Washington Capitals NHL 48 8 7 15 62 +7 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 16 2 11 13 10
1989-90 Washington Capitals Fr-Tour 2 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 45 8 3 11 52 -3 15 14 3 17 23
1989-90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 26 15 16 31 38
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 80 22 36 58 46 +4 11 1 1 2 7
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 67 19 18 37 39 +14 7 1 0 1 2
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 50 6 14 20 37 -4 2 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 55 14 17 31 50 +16
1993-94 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 8 5 6 11 9
1994-95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 43 15 5 20 20 -3
1995-96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 64 9 12 21 14 -26
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 4 4 8 13 +6 2 0 2 2 2
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 43 7 8 15 12 -5 13 1 0 1 2
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 23 1 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 39 21 28 49 45 +10
1998-99 Hannover Scorpions Germany 36 15 7 22 34
1999-00 Augsburger Panther Germany 12 2 0 2 47 3 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 531 113 126 239 347 53 17 6 23 38


Traded to Winnipeg by Washington with Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired by Washington - later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected John Jakopin) in 1993 Entry Draft for Pat Elynuik, October 1, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 2, 1993. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 7th round choice (Todd Fedoruk) in 1997 Entry Draft for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in 1996 Entry Draft, March 19, 1996.