Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc Habscheid
Marc Habscheid's road to the NHL began on a farm in Saskatchewan when his father gave him a pair of secondhand skates for Christmas. After a few seasons with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, he was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1981. He attended training camp and studied the work ethic of his idol, Wayne Gretzky, and finished the exhibition season as the second leading scorer on the team. However, he was sent back to the minors to work on the defensive aspects of his game, and played for a total of six different teams during the season.

The next year, he was back at the Oilers training camp, but although he spent most of his season practicing with the team, but watching from the stands during the actual games. Between 1981 and 1985, he played a total of 74 games for the Oilers. In 1985 he was still splitting his time between Edmonton and their minor league affiliates, and was eventually suspended by the team for refusing to report to the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL.

He was traded to the Minnesota North Stars in December of 1985, along with Don Barber and Emanuel Viveiros for Gord Sherven and Don Biggs. He played 113 games with the North Stars, recording his best season in 1988-89, when he had 23 goals and 31 assists in 76 games. Signed as a free agent by Detroit in 1989, Habscheid played for the Red Wings until 1991 when he was traded to Calgary in exchange for Brian MacLellan. After spending the next four seasons between the IHL and various teams in Europe, he retired at the end of the 1995-1996 season.

In 1997, Habscheid turned to coaching, joining the WHL's Kamloops Blazers and then the Kelowna Rockets. Following successful seasons with Kamloops and Kelowna, Habscheid was appointed head coach of Canada's World Junior Team in 2003 and led Canada to a Silver Medal.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Saskatoon J's SJHL 59 32 53 85 51
1979-80 Saskatoon Blades WHL 15 2 3 5 2
1980-81 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 34 63 97 50
1981-82 Saskatoon Blades WHL 55 64 87 151 74 5 3 4 7 4
1981-82 Canada WJC-A 7 6 6 12 2
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 1 3 4 2 +5
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 3 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 6 7 16 23 8
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 32 3 10 13 14 +14
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 1 0 1 6 -3
1983-84 Moncton Alpines AHL 71 19 37 56 32
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 26 5 3 8 4 -2
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 48 29 29 58 65 6 4 3 7 9
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 2 3 5 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 41 18 32 50 21
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 51 29 32 61 70
1986-87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 15 2 0 2 2 -6
1987-88 Canada Nat-Tm 61 19 34 53 42
1987-88 Canada Olympics 8 5 3 8 6
1987-88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 16 4 11 15 6 -4
1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 76 23 31 54 40 +2 5 1 3 4 13
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 15 11 26 33 +1
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 9 8 17 22 -10 5 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 46 7 11 18 42 -11
1991-92 Canada WC-A 6 1 0 1 4
1992-93 SC Bern Swiss 36 19 23 42 70 5 1 4 5 6
1992-93 Canada Nat-Tm 3 0 3 3 11
1993-94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 59 14 40 54 49 5 1 1 2 15
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 43 11 15 26 38
1994-95 EV Zug Swiss 5 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Augsburger Panther Germany 48 14 32 46 73 7 4 5 9 4
NHL Totals 345 72 91 163 171 12 1 3 4 13


WHL Second All-Star Team (1982) Suspended by Edmonton for refusing to report to Nova Scotia (AHL), October, 1985. Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton with Don Barber and Emanuel Viveiros for Gord Sherven and Don Biggs, December 20, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 9, 1989. Traded to Calgary by Detroit for Brian MacLellan, June 11, 1991.