Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tony Featherstone
Right winger Tony Featherstone played two years of junior hockey with the Peterborough Petes then turned pro with the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League in 1969-70. Featherstone, who was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 31, 1949, found himself in the National Hockey League during his rookie pro campaign.

Featherstone played nine games for the Oakland Seals that year registering one assist. The next year he cracked the NHL roster permanently, playing 67 contests with the re-named California Golden Seals scoring eight goals and eight assists in that time.

On October 6th, 1971, California traded Featherstone to the Montreal Canadiens for Ray Matyniuk. Featherstone was unable to crack the talented Canadiens roster and spent the next two seasons with Montreal's farm club in Nova Scotia.

In May 1973, the Canadiens dealt Featherstone to the Minnesota North Stars, and that proved to his ticket back to the NHL. In 1973-74, he played 54 games for the North Stars and posted career high numbers with 9 goals and 21 points. Despite his putting up his best numbers, it proved to be the last year in the NHL for He signed with the Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association for the last two seasons of his hockey career.

Right winger Tony Featherstone played two years of junior hockey with the Peterborough Petes then turned pro with the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League in 1969-70. Featherstone, who was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 31, 1949, found himself in the National Hockey League during his rookie pro campaign.

Featherstone played nine games for the Oakland Seals that year registering one assist. The next year he cracked the NHL roster permanently, playing 67 contests with the re-named California Golden Seals scoring eight goals and eight assists in that time.

On October 6th, 1971, California traded Featherstone to the Montreal Canadiens for Ray Matyniuk. Featherstone was unable to crack the talented Canadiens roster and spent the next two seasons with Montreal's farm club in Nova Scotia.

In May 1973, the Canadiens dealt Featherstone to the Minnesota North Stars, and that proved to his ticket back to the NHL. In 1973-74, he played 54 games for the North Stars and posted career high numbers with 9 goals and 21 points. Despite his putting up his best numbers, it proved to be the last year in the NHL for He signed with the Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association for the last two seasons of his hockey career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 43 11 11 22 109 5 3 0 3 28
1968-69 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 54 29 38 67 167 10 3 5 8 56
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 9 0 1 1 17 -7 2 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Providence Reds AHL 55 15 25 40 78
1970-71 California Seals NHL 67 8 8 16 44 -4
1971-72 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 56 5 10 15 50 15 5 4 9 36
1972-73 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 74 49 54 103 78 13 10 13 23 34
1973-74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 54 9 12 21 4 -9
1974-75 Toronto Toros WHA 76 25 38 63 26 6 2 1 3 25
1975-76 Toronto Toros WHA 32 4 7 11 5
NHL Totals 130 17 21 38 65 2 0 0 0 0


AHL First All-Star Team (1973) Traded to Montreal by California for Ray Martyniuk, October 6, 1971. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Murray Anderson for cash, May 29, 1973. Selected by Toronto (WHA) in WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973.
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