Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Graeme Townshend
Right-winger Graeme Townshend was a role player in parts of five seasons during the 1980s and '90s. He was a solid grinder who could drive to the net and notched three 20-goal seasons in the minors.

The first NHL player born in Jamaica, Townshend played four years at RPI in the ECAC. After scoring 22 points as a senior for the Engineers in 1988-89, he was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins. Townshend spent most of his first two seasons as a pro with the AHL's Maine Mariners but suited up for 22 games in Boston.

Townshend worked as a role player with the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators before he was relegated to the minors in 1994-95. He registered consecutive 20-goal seasons for the IHL's Houston Aeros in 1996 and 1997. After playing a year with the Lake St. Charles Pirates, Townshend retired and became the head coach of the Macon Whoopee of the CHL on 1999-2000.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Mimico Monarchs ON-Jr.B 35 22 22 44 93 25 14 11 25
1985-86 RPI Engineers ECAC 29 1 7 8 52
1986-87 RPI Engineers ECAC 29 6 1 7 50
1987-88 RPI Engineers ECAC 32 6 14 20 64
1988-89 RPI Engineers ECAC 31 6 16 22 50
1988-89 Maine Mariners AHL 5 2 1 3 11
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 0 0 7 -1
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 64 15 13 28 162
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 18 2 5 7 12 +1
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 46 16 10 26 119 2 2 0 2 4
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 7 1 2 3 0 +6
1991-92 Capital District Islanders AHL 61 14 23 37 94 4 0 2 2 0
1992-93 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Capital District Islanders AHL 67 29 21 50 45 2 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 14 0 0 0 9 -7
1993-94 P.E.I. Senators AHL 56 16 13 29 107
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 71 19 21 40 204 4 0 2 2 22
1995-96 Minnesota Moose IHL 3 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 63 21 11 32 97
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 74 21 15 36 68 3 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1997-98 Houston Aeros IHL 1 0 0 0 0 +2
1997-98 Lake Charles Ice Pirates WPHL 68 43 44 87 67 +14 4 0 4 4 14
1998-99 Lake Charles Ice Pirates WPHL 60 28 29 57 113 +4 11 7 3 10 12
1999-00 Macon Whoopee CHL
NHL Totals 45 3 7 10 28


Signed as a free agent by Boston, May 12, 1989. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 3, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 24, 1993.