Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lorne Henning
The New York Islanders selected Lorne Henning with their second pick in the 1972 Amateur Draft and he saw his first NHL action the following fall. He played 63 games for the Islanders his rookie year, and 60 the following, with only brief detours into New Haven and Fort Worth to perfect his skills.

Once back on the Island full time, Henning began to make a name for himself as a penalty killer and provider of short-handed goals. From 1974-75 until 1979-80, Henning played a full schedule for the Islanders, posting a career best 33 points in 73 games during 1978-79. He was part of the Stanley Cup winning teams of 1980 and 1981, after which he hung up his skates.

Henning moved into coaching, taking an assistant position with the Islanders in 1983-84 and then moving on the AHL Springfield Indians in 1984-85. The Minnesota North Stars hired him as head coach, and he remained in that position in the Twin Cities until being replaced in March 1987. He took a respite from the game until 1989 when he came back to the Islanders as assistant general manager. The following season, he was behind the Isles bench as an assistant. From 1995 to '98, Henning filled an assistant coaching position for the Chicago Black Hawks before once again coming home to the Island.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 North Battleford Beavers SAHA
1968-69 Estevan Bruins WCJHL 60 27 27 54 20 10 3 3 6 0
1969-70 Estevan Bruins WCJHL 60 40 52 92 33 5 1 1 2 0
1970-71 Estevan Bruins WCJHL 66 64 66 130 41 7 5 10 15 7
1971-72 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 60 51 63 114 29 5 3 1 4 7
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 63 7 19 26 14 -28
1972-73 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 4 0 2 2 2
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 60 12 15 27 6 -7
1973-74 Fort Worth Wings CHL 8 4 6 10 4
1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 60 5 6 11 6 +7 17 0 2 2 0
1975-76 New York Islanders NHL 80 7 10 17 16 +6 13 2 0 2 2
1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 80 13 18 31 10 +21 12 0 1 1 0
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 79 12 15 27 6 +10 7 0 0 0 4
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 73 13 20 33 14 +17 10 2 0 2 0
1979-80 New York Islanders NHL 39 3 6 9 6 -10 21 3 4 7 2
1980-81 New York Islanders NHL 9 1 2 3 24 +4 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 543 73 111 184 102 81 7 7 14 8


WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1971)
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