Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Archie Henderson
Right-winger Archie Henderson played parts of three seasons in the NHL during the early 80s. The 6'6", 220 pounder was a grinder and punishing hitter who could take on the toughest foes on the opposition and pitch in with the occasional goal.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Henderson was selected 156th overall by the Washington Capitals in 1977 after four solid years with the WHL's Lethbridge Broncos and Victoria Cougars. He spent most of his first four pro seasons in the minors but did make it into seven games with the Caps in 1980-81.

In July, 1981 he was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota North Stars to add depth to their CHL farm club. He spent a year with the Stars' organization before coming to terms with the Hartford Whalers. Henderson played 15 games with Hartford in 1982-83 then returned to the minors for the remainder of his career. One of the toughest minor leaguers of his time, he topped 200 minutes in penalties seven times before retiring in 1988.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Calgary Royals AAHA
1973-74 Calgary Canucks AJHL 2 0 6 6
1974-75 Lethbridge Broncos WCJHL 65 3 10 13 177 8 0 0 0 22
1975-76 Lethbridge Broncos WCJHL 21 1 2 3 110
1975-76 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 31 8 7 15 205 14 1 2 3 35
1976-77 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 47 14 10 24 208 3 1 0 1 29
1977-78 Port Huron Flags IHL 71 16 16 32 419 15 5 4 9 47
1978-79 Hershey Bears AHL 78 17 11 28 337 4 0 1 1 28
1979-80 Hershey Bears AHL 8 0 2 2 37
1979-80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 49 8 9 17 199 12 2 1 3 58
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 7 1 0 1 28 -1
1980-81 Hershey Bears AHL 60 3 5 8 251 5 0 0 0 6
1981-82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Nashville South Stars CHL 77 12 23 35 320 3 0 0 0 17
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 15 2 1 3 64 -2
1982-83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 50 8 9 17 172
1983-84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 48 1 8 9 164
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 71 5 7 12 271 5 0 0 0 30
1985-86 Maine Mariners AHL 57 4 6 10 172 5 0 0 0 24
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 67 4 6 10 246
1987-88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 55 4 9 13 231 10 0 0 0 66
NHL Totals 23 3 1 4 92


Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 15, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 9, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 29, 1983. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 11, 1985.