Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Terry Caffery
The younger brother to Jack by some 15 years, Terry had no two-sport choices to make in life as had Jack. Small, rugged, and fearless, he dreamed of the NHL from the get-go, though Jack's injuries also pointed to the ephemeral nature of a career in hockey.

Terry had been drafted 3rd overall by Chicago in 1966, though it was three years still before he ever played for the Hawks. He was with the Marlies for three years in the mid- to late 1960s and joined Father David Bauer's National Team for a season, in 1968-69, appearing for Canada at the 1969 World Championships. That fall, he made his NHL debut with Chicago, though he spent all but six games in the minors.

He was traded to Minnesota during 1970-71 but again played just eight games with the North Stars and the rest in the minors. Realizing his NHL dreams weren't likely to be fulfilled to any greater reward, Caffery signed with the WHA's New England Whalers that summer where he played most of the next five seasons.

However, Terry blew his knee out in a game near the end of the 1972-73 season and missed the entire year of 1973- 74 recovering. He played more or less regularly in the WHA, but his knee never fully recovered and he retired in 1976.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1965-66 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 43 14 25 39 36 13 3 6 9 18
1966-67 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 39 16 29 45 29 17 10 15 25 10
1966-67 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 9 4 13 17 4
1967-68 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 48 36 47 83 64 2 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Ottawa Nationals OHA-Sr. 5 4 8 12 0
1968-69 Canada Nat-Tm
1968-69 Canada WEC-A 10 4 4 8 8
1969-70 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 6 0 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 42 12 28 40 4
1970-71 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 40 13 34 47 22
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 8 0 0 0 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Cleveland Barons AHL 65 29 59 88 18 6 1 3 4 0
1972-73 New England Whalers WHA 74 39 61 100 14 8 3 7 10 0
1973-74 New England Whalers WHA
1974-75 New England Whalers WHA 67 15 37 52 12
1975-76 New England Whalers WHA 4 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 21 5 13 18 4
NHL Totals 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0


Brother of Jack
OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1968)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year - AHL) (1972)
Lou Kaplan Trophy (Rookie of the Year - WHA) (1973)
Traded to Minnesota by Chicago with Doug Mohns for Danny O'Shea, February 22, 1971. Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to New England (WHA) by Philadelphia (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1972.
Missed entire 1973-74 due to knee surgery, September, 1973. Traded to Calgary (WHA) by New England (WHA) for future considerations, October 25, 1975.