Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tony Hrkac
Tony Hrkac was drafted 32nd overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues.

In 1983-84, Hrkac played Junior A hockey with the Orillia Travelways and led the league with 52 goals and 106 points. In 1984-85, he enrolled at the University of North Dakota and scored 54 points as a WCHA freshman. After a year with the Canadian national team, he scored 46 goals and 116 points in 48 games during the 1986-87 season. He was both a WCHA First Team All-Star and NCAA West First Team All-American. He also won the Hobey Baker Award, as the top U.S. college player. He led his school to a NCAA championship and was the tournament's outstanding player.

Two years after his college career, he made his NHL debut in the 1987 playoffs. In 1987-88, Hrkac joined the NHL ranks full-time and scored eleven goals and 48 points as a rookie. In 1989-90, Hrkac was traded to the Quebec Nordiques and in 50 games between the two teams, he scored 29 points. In 1990-91, he played 70 games for the Nordiques and scored 48 points.

On May 31, 1991, Hrkac was traded to the expansion San Jose Sharks and after just 22 games with the Sharks, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. However, he spent the year with the IHL's Indianapolis Ice where he captured the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy and the Leo Lamoureux Memorial Trophy. During the off-season, Hrkac signed as a free agent deal with the St. Louis Blues.

On August 12, 1997, Hrkac signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars. After 13 games with the Stars, he was claimed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers where he played 36 games, scoring 19 points. In the off-season, he was first traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, then only ten days later, he was claimed in the Expansion Draft by the Nashville Predators. On July 9, Hrkac was traded to the Dallas Stars where he joined the team full-time and helped the club capture the Presidents' Trophy, scoring 27 points in 69 games. In the playoffs, he played five games as the Stars won both the Clarence Campbell Bowl and the Stanley Cup.

On July 29, 1999, Hrkac signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders. After seven games with his new team, he was traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Hrkac played 60 games with the Mighty Ducks and scored 11 points and in 2000-01, played 80 games and scored 38 points.

Hrkac signed as a free-agent with the Atlanta Thrashers on July 25, 2001, his ninth NHL team in 16 years. He would later join the Nashville Predators organization before retiring in 2005.

Hrkac would briefly return to the ice in 2009, joining the Houston Aeroes of the AHL, but would hang up the skates for good after just 17 games of the 2009-10 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Thunder Bay Kings TBAHA
1983-84 Orillia Travelways ON-Jr.A 42 52 54 106 20
1984-85 University of North Dakota WCHA 36 18 36 54 16
1985-86 Canada Nat-Tm 62 19 30 49 36
1986-87 University of North Dakota WCHA 48 46 70 116 48
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 11 37 48 22 +5 10 6 1 7 4
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 70 17 28 45 8 -10 4 1 1 2 0
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 28 5 12 17 8 +1
1989-90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 22 4 8 12 2 -5
1989-90 Halifax Citadels AHL 20 12 21 33 4 6 5 9 14 4
1990-91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 70 16 32 48 16 -22
1990-91 Halifax Citadels AHL 3 4 1 5 2
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 2 10 12 4 -2
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 1 2 3 6 +4 3 0 0 0 2
1992-93 Indianapolis Ice IHL 80 45 87 132 70 +15 5 0 2 2 2
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 36 6 5 11 8 -11 4 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Peoria Rivermen IHL 45 30 51 81 25 +19 1 1 2 3 0
1994-95 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 71 24 67 91 26 +11 15 4 9 13 16
1995-96 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 43 14 28 42 18 -10 5 1 3 4 4
1996-97 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 81 27 61 88 20 -24 3 1 1 2 2
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 13 5 3 8 0 0
1997-98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 20 7 15 22 6 -4
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 36 8 11 19 10 +3 12 0 3 3 2
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 69 13 14 27 26 +2 5 0 2 2 4
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 7 0 2 2 0 -1
1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 60 4 7 11 8 -2
2000-01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 80 13 25 38 29 0
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 80 18 26 44 12 -12
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 80 9 17 26 14 -16
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 68 20 39 59 20 +10 22 8 12 20 8
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 77 12 28 40 14 -5 6 0 1 1 8
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09 Houston Aeros AHL 12 2 2 4 4 +1 19 4 10 14 8
2009-10 Houston Aeros AHL 17 0 3 3 4 -4
NHL Totals 758 132 239 371 173 41 7 7 14 12


WCHA First All-Star Team (1987)
WCHA Most Valuable Player (1987)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1987)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1987)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1987)
Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1987)
IHL First All-Star Team (1993)
Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Leading Scorer - IHL) (1993)
James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP - IHL) (1993)
Traded to Quebec by St. Louis with Greg Millen for Jeff Brown, December 13, 1989. Traded to San Jose by Quebec for Greg Paslawski, May 31, 1991. Traded to Chicago by San Jose for Chicago's 6th round pick (Fredrik Oduya) in 1993 NHL Draft, February 7, 1992. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 30, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 12, 1997. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Dallas, January 6, 1998. Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton with Bobby Dollas for Josef Beranek, June 16, 1998. Claimed by Nashville from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to Dallas by Nashville for future considerations, July 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 29, 1999. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders with Dean Malkoc for Ted Drury, October 29, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 25, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, November 4, 2003.
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