Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Drew Callander
No matter how persistent he was, Callander just couldn't catch on with the Flyers. Three times in the late 1970s he was called up to the big time, three times he was sent back down to the minors. This despite being drafted by the Flyers 35th overall in 1976 based on his final year of junior in which he scored 49 goals and 105 points with Regina in the Western league.

Vancouver acquired him with Kevin McCarthy for Dennis Ververgaert midway through the 1978-79 season, but a change of scenery didn't change his fortunes. After two partial seasons, he was in the minors and out of the NHL for good.

In 1982, Callander changed the scenery again himself, moving to Germany and playing in the Deutsche-Eishockey Liga. He re-established himself as a scorer and returned to North America to play in the IHL in 1986-87 before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Regina Pats SJHL
1973-74 Regina Pats WCJHL 68 9 7 16 7 16 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Regina Pats WCJHL 51 17 15 32 36 11 9 10 19 16
1975-76 Regina Pats WCJHL 72 49 56 105 64 6 4 6 10 16
1976-77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1
1976-77 Springfield Indians AHL 59 18 22 40 41
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Maine Mariners AHL 78 40 42 82 72 12 6 4 10 30
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 15 2 1 3 5 -1
1978-79 Maine Mariners AHL 9 1 4 5 9
1978-79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 17 2 0 2 2 -9
1978-79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 26 12 10 22 23 9 4 6 10 12
1979-80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 1 1 2 0 -2
1979-80 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 33 15 10 25 20
1980-81 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 77 43 29 72 51 6 0 2 2 2
1981-82 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 80 40 47 87 79 16 8 15 23 34
1982-83 Duisburger SC W.Ger-2 40 55 58 113
1983-84 Kolner EC W.German 42 19 7 26 44
1984-85 Kolner EC W.German 38 16 20 36 36 7 3 8 11 10
1985-86 SV Bayreuth W.German 36 12 17 29 22 17 15 13 28 31
1986-87 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 80 34 52 86 92 10 5 5 10 0
NHL Totals 39 6 2 8 7


Brother of Jock Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Kevin McCarthy for Dennis Ververgaert, December 29, 1978.
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