Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd Krygier
Todd Krygier was a feisty left-winger who could check and score. He was a useful role player who suited up for over 500 games for three teams in the 1990s.

Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Krygier played at the University of Connecticut from 1984 to 1988. He was placed on the NCAA East Second All-American Team in 1987 after scoring 48 points in 28 games for the Huskies. A year later he was taken 16th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1988 Supplemental Draft.

Krygier enjoyed a solid rookie year as a pro with the AHL's Binghamton Whalers in 1988-89. The next season he showed his was ready for the NHL in training camp and scored 30 points in 58 games. The hard working forward was traded to the Washington Capitals prior to the 1990-91 season and was a useful role player there for three years. Krygier's tenacity was also sought by the U.S. team at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships.

He was sent to Anaheim in February 1995 where he scored 22 points in 35 games in the lockout-shortened season. Krygier was re-acquired by the Caps at 1995-96 trade deadline and moved into a solid grinding role on one of the league's most skilled teams. He also played for the U.S. when the Stars 'n' Stripes finished sixth at the 1997 World Championships. In 1998 he played 13 playoff games while helping the team reach the Stanley Cup final for the first time in its history. Krygier spent the 1998-99 and '99-'00 seasons with the IHL's Orlando Solar Bears.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Buffalo Regals WNYHA
1984-85 University of Connecticut ECAC-2 14 14 11 25 12
1985-86 University of Connecticut ECAC-2 32 29 27 56 46
1986-87 University of Connecticut ECAC-2 28 24 24 48 44
1987-88 University of Connecticut ECAC-2 27 32 39 71 28
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 13 1 5 6 34
1988-89 Binghamton Whalers AHL 76 26 42 68 77
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 58 18 12 30 52 +4 7 2 1 3 4
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 12 1 9 10 16
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 72 13 17 30 95 +1 6 0 2 2 0
1990-91 United States WEC-A 10 4 4 8 12
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 67 13 17 30 107 -1 5 2 1 3 4
1991-92 United States WC-A 1 0 0 0 2
1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL 77 11 12 23 60 -13 6 1 1 2 4
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 66 12 18 30 60 -4 5 2 0 2 10
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 35 11 11 22 10 +1
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 60 9 28 37 70 -9
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 16 6 5 11 12 +8 6 2 0 2 12
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 47 5 11 16 37 -10
1996-97 United States WC-A 8 1 1 2 6
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 45 2 12 14 30 -3 13 1 2 3 6
1997-98 Portland Pirates AHL 6 3 4 7 6 +2
1998-99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 65 19 40 59 82 -17 17 9 10 19 16
1999-00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 28 7 13 20 12 -10 6 2 1 3 2
NHL Totals 543 100 143 243 533 48 10 7 17 40


NCAA (College Div.) East Second All-American Team (1987) Traded to Washington by Hartford for Washington's 4th round choice (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Jason Smith) in 1993 Entry Draft, October 3, 1991. Traded to Anaheim by Washington for Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Mike Hurley) in 1996 Entry Draft, February 2, 1995. Traded to Washington by Anaheim for Mike Torchia, March 8, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Orlando (IHL), November 11, 1999.