Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd Bidner
At the age of 16 centre Todd Bidner played hockey with his hometown Petrolia Jets in Junior B before moving on to the Toronto Marlboros of the OMJHL in 1978-79. After his second season with the Marlies, where he counted 48 points in 68 games Bidner was selected in round six, 110th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Bidner returned to the Marlies for his final year of junior eligibility in 1980-81 where he averaged better than a point per game. He also played in his first pro game with the Hershey Bears of the AHL that season.

In 1981-82 Bidner was called up for 12 games with the Washington Capitals where he had two goals and three points which was the only time he played in the league.

Bidner played four years in the minors before trying his hand in the British League where he was a dominant offensive force. He netted 71 goals and 123 points in 31 season games and added another 18 goals in eight games with the Fife Flyers. His best offensive season came in 1988-89 when he had 76 goals and 143 points in 3 games with the Peterborough Petes. Bidner enjoyed a long career in Britain, playing a total of 19 seasons there. Although he was obviously one of the most talented players in the British League, fellow teammates say it was his presence in the dressing room which really set him apart. He often had other players in stitches with his many hilarious jokes and pranks.

In 2000-01 Bidner returned to Petrolia and played with the Squires of the SWSHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Petrolia Jets ON-Jr.B 44 10 33 43 50
1978-79 Toronto Marlboros OMJHL 64 10 12 22 64 3 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Toronto Marlboros OMJHL 68 22 26 48 69 4 0 0 0 2
1980-81 Toronto Marlboros OMJHL 67 34 43 77 124 5 2 4 6 6
1980-81 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 12 2 1 3 7 0
1981-82 Hershey Bears AHL 30 6 12 18 28
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 15 2 9 11 17 7 1 2 3 9
1982-83 Moncton Alpines AHL 59 15 12 27 64
1983-84 Moncton Alpines AHL 60 17 16 33 75
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 4 2 2 4 4
1984-85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 74 22 35 57 61
1985-86 Fife Flyers Aut-Cup 8 18 10 28 22
1985-86 Fife Flyers Britain 31 71 52 123 116 5 7 10 17 10
1986-87 Peterborough Pirates Aut-Cup 8 21 18 39 30
1986-87 Peterborough Pirates Britain-2 29 79 112 191 95 8 21 18 39 30
1987-88 Peterborough Pirates Aut-Cup 7 13 16 29 28
1987-88 Peterborough Pirates Britain 30 50 52 102 86
1988-89 Peterborough Pirates Aut-Cup 10 24 29 53 10
1988-89 Peterborough Pirates Britain 33 76 67 143 70
1989-90 Peterborough Pirates Aut-Cup 7 11 8 19 8
1989-90 Peterborough Pirates Britain 13 21 17 38 16
1989-90 Telford Tigers Britain-2 13 23 42 65 32
1990-91 Telford Tigers Aut-Cup 8 13 13 26 12
1990-91 Telford Tigers Britain-2 16 25 24 49 42
1990-91 Nottingham Panthers Britain 20 20 28 48 67 6 4 4 8 10
1991-92 Bracknell Bees Aut-Cup 8 10 10 20 10
1991-92 Bracknell Bees Britain 19 20 20 40 70
1991-92 Humberside Seahawks Britain 17 21 21 42 50 4 4 3 7 12
1992-93 Humberside Seahawks BH-Cup 6 6 7 13 47
1992-93 Humberside Seahawks Britain 13 15 18 33 26
1992-93 Telford Tigers Britain-2 15 22 26 48 92
1992-93 Sheffield Steelers Britain-2 6 7 11 18 10
1993-94 Great Britain Oly-Q 4 1 1 2 2
1993-94 Teesside Bombers Britain 36 49 31 80 108
1994-95 Teesside Bombers BH-Cup 8 7 7 14 57
1994-95 Durham Wasps Britain 30 30 27 57 141
1995-96 Humberside Hawks BH-Cup 10 8 10 18 56
1995-96 Humberside Hawks Britain 4 4 4 8 4
1995-96 Durham Wasps Britain 21 9 12 21 72 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Guildford Flames BH-Cup 6 0 4 4 20
1996-97 Guildford Flames Britain 5 2 3 5 2
1996-97 Blackburn Hawks Britain-2 8 14 17 31 6 10 9 17 26 22
1997-98 Amarillo Rattlers WPHL 6 1 2 3 7
1998-99
1999-00 Peterborough Pirates Britain-2 4 2 1 3 39
2000-01 Petrolia Squires SWSHL 19 14 16 30 14 8 4 3 7 12
2000-01 Petrolia Squires Al-Cup 5 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 12 2 1 3 7


Traded to Edmonton by Washington for Doug Hicks, March 9, 1982. Traded to Detroit by Edmonton for Rejean Cloutier, October 17, 1984.