Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lonnie Loach
Left-winger Lonnie Loach played parts of two NHL seasons with three teams in the early 90s. He was a fine goal scorer who battled tenaciously in the corners and in front of the net. Most of his pro career took place in the minors, especially the IHL.

Born in New Liskeard, Ontario played three years with the OHL's Guelph Platers and was a part of a Memorial Cup championship in 1986. He was chosen 98th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1986 and spent his first three pro seasons in the IHL. In 1991 he was a major factor behind the Fort Wayne Komets' drive to the Turner Cup finals. He also topped the "I" with 131 points and was placed on the league's second all-star team.

In June, 1991, Loach was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings. He spent the 1991-92 season with the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings where he scored 37 goals and contributed to a Calder Cup championship. That summer the Ottawa Senators in the Expansion Draft claimed him.

Loach played his first three NHL games for the Senators in 1992-93 before he was picked up on waivers by the LA Kings a month into the season. He scored 10 goals in 50 games on the West Coast then played one post-season game during the club's march to its first ever appearance in the Stanley Cup final. In June, 1993, Loach was picked by Anaheim in the Expansion Draft and played a trio of NHL games in 1993-94. He spent the rest of the year with the IHL's San Diego Gulls where he scored 42 goals. Loach was a regular in the "I" through the 1997-98 season and also skated briefly for Zurich SC of Switzerland. In 1999-00 Loach joined the UHL's Missouri River Otters where he remained at the outset of the 2001-02 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 New Liskeard Cubs NOHA 1 1 0 1 2
1983-84 New Liskeard Cubs NOHA 30 17 26 43 39
1984-85 Haileybury 54's NOHA 2 0 0 0 0
1984-85 St. Mary's Lincolns ON-Jr.B 44 26 36 62 113
1985-86 Guelph Platers OHL 65 41 42 83 63 20 7 8 15 16
1985-86 Guelph Platers M-Cup 4 1 3 4 0
1986-87 Guelph Platers OHL 56 31 24 55 42 5 2 1 3 2
1987-88 Guelph Platers OHL 66 43 49 92 75
1988-89 Flint Spirits IHL 41 22 26 48 30
1988-89 Saginaw Hawks IHL 32 7 6 13 27
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 9 3 1 4 2
1989-90 Indianapolis Ice IHL 3 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 54 15 33 48 40 5 4 2 6 15
1990-91 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 81 55 76 131 45 19 5 11 16 13
1991-92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 67 37 49 86 69 19 13 4 17 10
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 50 10 13 23 27 +3 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 4 2 3 5 10
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -2
1993-94 San Diego Gulls IHL 74 42 49 91 65 9 4 10 14 6
1994-95 San Diego Gulls IHL 13 3 10 13 21
1994-95 Detroit Vipers IHL 64 32 43 75 45 3 2 1 3 2
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 79 35 51 86 75 11 1 5 6 8
1996-97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 70 24 37 61 45 9 1 3 4 10
1997-98 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 15 2 5 7 6
1997-98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 52 7 29 36 22 -11
1998-99 HK Olimpija Ljubljana Alpenliga 11 4 10 14 12
1998-99 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 30 12 9 21 18 +7
1998-99 Kansas City Blades IHL 22 9 5 14 6 -10 3 1 0 1 0
1999-00 Missouri River Otters UHL 58 29 56 85 20 -8 3 3 2 5 2
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1 8 0 3 3 0
2000-01 Missouri River Otters UHL 56 27 38 65 29 4 2 6 8 2
2000-01 Chicago Wolves IHL 2 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Missouri River Otters UHL 56 35 49 84 26 +10 4 3 2 5 2
2002-03 Missouri River Otters UHL 68 29 48 77 48 +3 3 0 1 1 0
2002-03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 3 0 1 1 0 +1
NHL Totals 56 10 13 23 29 1 0 0 0 0


OHL Rookie of the Year (1986)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1991)
Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Leading Scorer - IHL) (1991)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 7, 1991. Claimed by Ottawa from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Ottawa, October 21, 1992. Claimed by Anaheim from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993.