Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Stothers
Mike Stothers was a huge defenceman who played parts of four seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs in the 80s. He was a tough competitor who utilized his 6'4", 212lb. frame to keep the front of his goal clear.

The Toronto native was chosen 21st overall by the Flyers in 1980 after a solid rookie season with the Kingston Canadians of the OHL. He returned for two more years of junior then apprenticed with the AHL's Maine Mariners. Over the next 3 1/2 years he was a regular on the AHL's Hershey Bears while receiving the occasional recall to the NHL.

Part way through the 1987-88 season he was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs for fellow blueliner Bill Root. Stothers played 18 games and saw a bit more ice time under coach John Brophy but was eventually returned to the AHL where he played until his retirement in 1992.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 40 15 35 50
1979-80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 66 4 23 27 137 3 1 1 2 26
1980-81 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 66 4 22 26 237 14 0 3 3 27
1981-82 Kingston Canadians OHL 61 1 20 21 203 4 0 1 1 8
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 5 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 80 2 16 18 139 12 0 0 0 21
1983-84 Maine Mariners AHL 61 2 10 12 109 17 0 1 1 34
1984-85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 60 8 18 26 142
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 0 1 1 6 +1 3 0 0 0 4
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 66 4 9 13 221 13 0 3 3 88
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 7
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 75 5 11 16 283 5 0 0 0 10
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 13 -1
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 13 3 2 5 55
1987-88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 0 1 1 42 -6
1987-88 Newmarket Saints AHL 38 1 9 10 69
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 76 4 11 15 262 9 0 2 2 29
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 56 1 6 7 170
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 72 5 6 11 234 7 0 1 1 9
1991-92 Hershey Bears AHL 70 3 8 11 152 6 0 1 1 6
1992-1996 Hershey Bears AHL
1996-2002 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL
2002-2003 Owen Sound Attack OHL
NHL Totals 30 0 2 2 65 5 0 0 0 11


Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for future considerations, December 4, 1987. Traded to Philadelphia by Toronto for Bill Root, June 21, 1988.
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