Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Perry Ganchar
Right winger Perry Ganchar was not blessed with an over abundance of size, but he made up for it with speed and quickness on the ice. He also had a quick release when shooting, which often fooled opposing goaltenders.

Ganchar had a four-year career in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades, and while he posted decent numbers in his first three years, it was his fourth and final season when he really broke out offensively, netting 68 goals and 116 points in 68 games. He was selected in the sixth round, 113th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.

In 1983-84 Ganchar played with the Montana Magic of the CHL but was called up to play in one game for St. Louis. The following year he was called up for seven games, where he assisted on his first two goals.

In the summer of 1985 Ganchar felt he had a new opportunity in the NHL when he was traded to Montreal for Ron Flockhart. However, he was only able to get into the lineup for one game, where he scored his first NHL goal. He spent three years with the Canadiens' minor-league affiliate in Sherbrooke. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Ganchar in December, 1987 and he played in 30 games for the club that year scoring two goals and seven points. The last three games of his NHL career came in 1989-90 for the Penguins.

Ganchar continued to play hockey in the minors for another seven years in the IHL. He retired after playing just one game in the 1995-96 season with the Cleveland Lumberjacks after being offered a coaching position in the organization.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Saskatoon Olympics SJHL 50 21 33 54 72
1979-80 Saskatoon Blades WHL 27 9 14 23 60
1980-81 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 26 53 79 117
1981-82 Saskatoon Blades WHL 53 38 52 90 82 5 3 3 6 17
1982-83 Saskatoon Blades WHL 68 68 48 116 105 6 1 4 5 24
1982-83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 1 0 1 1 0
1983-84 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1 7 3 1 4 0
1983-84 Montana Magic CHL 59 23 22 45 77
1984-85 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 2 2 0 0
1984-85 Peoria Rivermen IHL 63 41 29 70 114 20 4 11 15 49
1985-86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 75 25 29 54 42
1986-87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 68 22 29 51 64 17 9 8 17 37
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 1 0 1 0 -1
1987-88 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 28 12 18 30 61
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 30 2 5 7 36 0
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -3
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 70 39 34 73 114 14 7 8 15 6
1989-90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 79 40 45 85 111 14 3 5 8 27
1990-91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 80 37 38 75 87 5 2 1 3 0
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 65 29 20 49 65 14 9 9 18 18
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 79 37 37 74 156 3 0 0 0 4
1993-94 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 63 14 17 31 48
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 60 11 17 28 56
1995-96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 42 3 7 10 36 7 3 1 4 0


IHL Second All-Star Team (1985) Traded to Montreal by St. Louis for Ron Flockhart, August 26, 1985. Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal for future considerations, December 17, 1987.
Officially announced his retirement, October 15, 1995.
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