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.
Served as interim Assistant Coach for Philadelphia, January 27 to May 2, 1999 and February 20 to May 26, 2000.
Named Assistant Coach of Philadelphia, June 13, 2000.
Named Head Coach of Owen Sound (OHL), July 17, 2002.