Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Goodenough
Defenceman Larry Goodenough was an excellent puck handler who could use his mobility effectively in defensive zone coverage. In addition to a decent 242-game NHL career, he enjoyed much success in the minors.

The Toronto native was chosen 20th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1973 after scoring 66 points for the OHA's London Knights. After nearly two full years with the Richmond Robins of the AHL, he joined the Flyers for the last 20 games of the 1974-75 season and dressed for five playoff matches as the Broadstreet Bullies won their second straight Stanley Cup.

During the 1975-76 season, Goodenough registered 42 points then enjoyed a fine post-season when the Flyers reached the finals. In January, 1977 he was the key to a deal which brought defenceman Bob Dailey from the Vancouver Canucks. Goodenough's offensive totals dropped and his plus/minus rating suffered on the relatively weak club. He was relegated to the minors in 1979-80 then the next year was named the top defenceman in the IHL and a first-team all-star. Goodenough retired in 1983 after playing 58 games for the AHL's Binghamton Whalers.

Defenceman Larry Goodenough was an excellent puck handler who could use his mobility effectively in defensive zone coverage. In addition to a decent 242-game NHL career, he enjoyed much success in the minors.

The Toronto native was chosen 20th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1973 after scoring 66 points for the OHA's London Knights. After nearly two full years with the Richmond Robins of the AHL, he joined the Flyers for the last 20 games of the 1974-75 season and dressed for five playoff matches as the Broadstreet Bullies won their second straight Stanley Cup.

During the 1975-76 season, Goodenough registered 42 points then enjoyed a fine post-season when the Flyers reached the finals. In January, 1977 he was the key to a deal which brought defenceman Bob Dailey from the Vancouver Canucks. Goodenough's offensive totals dropped and his plus/minus rating suffered on the relatively weak club. He was relegated to the minors in 1979-80 then the next year was named the top defenceman in the IHL and a first-team all-star. Goodenough retired in 1983 after playing 58 games for the AHL's Binghamton Whalers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Etobicoke Indians Minor-ON
1970-71 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.B
1970-71 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 62 3 35 38 61 10 2 6 8 10
1972-73 London Knights OHA-Jr. 59 15 51 66 153 10 2 7 9 10
1973-74 Richmond Robins AHL 75 11 22 33 54 5 2 2 4 0
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 57 10 40 50 76
1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 3 9 12 0 +12 5 0 4 4 2
1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 8 34 42 83 +45 16 3 11 14 6
1976-77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 32 4 13 17 21 +15
1976-77 Vancouver Canucks NHL 30 2 4 6 27 -5
1977-78 Vancouver Canucks NHL 42 1 6 7 28 -16
1977-78 Tulsa Oilers CHL 32 5 18 23 26 5 0 3 3 11
1978-79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 36 4 9 13 18 -14 1 0 0 0 2
1978-79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 31 3 16 19 23
1979-80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 0 2 2 2 0
1979-80 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 73 4 34 38 55
1980-81 Houston Apollos CHL 13 2 3 5 2
1980-81 Saginaw Gears IHL 54 10 43 53 32 13 1 12 13 20
1981-82 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 76 3 27 30 60 2 0 1 1 9
1982-83 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 58 1 15 16 36 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 242 22 77 99 179 22 3 15 18 10


IHL First All-Star Team (1981)
Governors' Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman - IHL) (1981)
Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Jack McIlhargey for Bob Dailey, January 20, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August, 1980. Traded to Chicago by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (Trent Yawney) in 1984 Entry Draft for Terry Ruskowski, October 24, 1982.