Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy Moller
As a junior, Randy Moller was a standout defenseman with the Lethbridge Broncos of the WHL. He was selected 11th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1981 Entry Draft.

Before he ascended to the NHL ranks, he joined his older brother, Mike, for a World Junior Championship victory against the Czechs in 1982. The elder Moller scored the tournament's winning goal.

The younger Moller then joined the Nordiques for one playoff game at the end of the season. It was just enough to sample the high-pitched rivalry that existed, especially between his team and the Montreal Canadiens. When he returned for full-time duty the following year, he assumed a role as an enforcer whose job was to move the puck and to use his size to good advantage in clearing his defensive zone.

Moller remained an effective member of the Nordiques' blueline for seven seasons. He skated through most of the "Battles of Quebec" with the Stastny brothers, Michel Goulet and Dale Hunter before being dispatched to the Rangers in 1989.

In New York, Moller continued to play his usual physical game until a shoulder injury eliminated any thoughts of being an enforcer. From then on, he reduced his role to that of a defensive defenseman.

After playing parts of three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, he was traded to the Florida Panthers in 1994. But his ailing knee and back finally gave way, forcing him to retire after only 17 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Red Deer Chiefs AAHA
1979-80 Red Deer Rustlers AJHL 56 3 34 37 253
1979-80 Billings Bighorns WHL 2 0 0 0 4
1979-80 Red Deer Rustlers Cen-Cup
1980-81 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 46 4 21 25 176 9 0 4 4 24
1981-82 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 60 20 55 75 249 12 4 6 10 65
1981-82 Canada WJC-A 7 0 3 3 4
1981-82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 2 12 14 145 +11 4 1 0 1 4
1983-84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 74 4 14 18 147 +26 9 1 0 1 45
1984-85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 79 7 22 29 120 +29 18 2 2 4 40
1985-86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 69 5 18 23 141 +9 3 0 0 0 26
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 71 5 9 14 144 -11 13 1 4 5 23
1987-88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 66 3 22 25 169 -11
1988-89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 74 7 22 29 136 +2
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 60 1 12 13 139 -1 10 1 6 7 32
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 61 4 19 23 161 +13 6 0 2 2 11
1991-92 New York Rangers NHL 43 2 7 9 78 -15
1991-92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 3 0 1 1 0
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 1 2 3 59 +1 7 0 0 0 8
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 35 2 7 9 83 +6
1992-93 Rochester Americans AHL 3 1 0 1 10
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 2 11 13 154 -5 7 0 2 2 8
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL 17 0 3 3 16 -5
NHL Totals 815 45 180 225 1692 78 6 16 22 197


Brother of Mike
WHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
Traded to NY Rangers by Quebec for Michel Petit, October 5, 1989. Traded to Buffalo by NY Rangers for Jay Wells, March 9, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 11, 1994.