Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tim Tookey
Centre Tim Tookey was a role player in parts of seven NHL seasons in the 1980s. He was a gifted offensive player who became of the top scorers in the history of the American Hockey League.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Tookey was a top scorer on the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks. He was taken 88th overall by the Washington Capitals in 1979 and returned for one last year in junior. In 1979-80, he notched 58 goals then became a solid role player for two years in Washington. He later suited up with Quebec, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles for a few games but was chiefly a scoring star in the AHL.

During the 1980s, Tookey became one of the top offensive producers in AHL history. In 1985-86, he led the AHL with 62 assists with the Hershey Bears and was named to the league's second all-star team. He was also the winner of the Jack A. Butterfield trophy as the MVP of the playoffs after the Bears won the Calder Cup. The next season, he led the AHL with 124 points, was placed on the league's first all-star team, and was presented the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL's most valuable player. In the early '90s, Tookey hit the 30-goal mark three straight years with Hershey and was the winner of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial trophy in 1993 as the most sportsmanlike player in the AHL. The minor pro veteran retired after playing the 1994-95 season with the Providence Bruins and taken part in the AHL all-star game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 72 16 15 31 55 8 2 2 4 5
1978-79 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 56 33 47 80 55 25 6 14 20 6
1979-80 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 58 83 141 55 8 2 5 7 4
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 29 10 13 23 18 -6
1980-81 Hershey Bears AHL 47 20 38 58 129
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 28 8 8 16 35 -9
1981-82 Hershey Bears AHL 14 4 9 13 10
1981-82 Fredericton Express AHL 16 6 10 16 16
1982-83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 12 1 6 7 4 +2
1982-83 Fredericton Express AHL 53 24 43 67 24 9 5 4 9 0
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 0 2 2 2 -2
1983-84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 58 16 28 44 25 8 1 1 2 2
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 74 25 43 68 74 15 8 10 18 13
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 69 35 62 97 66 18 11 8 19 10
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 3 4 2
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 80 51 73 124 45 5 5 4 9 0
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 1 6 7 8 -2
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 11 6 7 13 2
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 2 1 3 4 -3
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 33 11 18 29 30
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 18 7 14 21 7 8 2 9 11 4
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 42 18 22 40 28
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 51 17 42 59 43 5 0 5 5 0
1991-92 Hershey Bears AHL 80 36 69 105 63 6 4 2 6 4
1992-93 Hershey Bears AHL 80 38 70 108 63
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 66 32 57 89 43 11 4 9 13 8
1994-95 Providence Bruins AHL 50 14 30 44 28 1 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 106 22 36 58 71 10 1 3 4 2


AHL Second All-Star Team (1986, 1992)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP - AHL) (1986)
AHL First All-Star Team (1987)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1987)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1987)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship - AHL) (1993)
Traded to Quebec by Washington with Washington's 7th round choice (Daniel Poudrier) in 1982 Entry Draft for Lee Norwood and Quebec's 6th round choice (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Mats Kihlstrom) in 1982 Entry Draft, February 1, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 12, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 11, 1985. Claimed by Los Angeles from Philadelphia in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles for Pat Mayer, March 7, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June 30, 1989.