Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alan Hepple
Defenceman Alan Hepple played a handful of games with the New Jersey Devils in the 80s. He was a rugged competitor who used his stocky 5'9", 200lb to play the body well in the minors while also contributing on offense.

Born in Blaydon-on-Tyne, England, Hepple was taken 169th overall by Devils in 1982 while he was in the midst of a fine junior career with the OHL's Ottawa 67's. Beginning in 1983-84 he made one appearance for the Devils in three straight seasons. During this period he saw most of his action with the AHL's Maine Mariners

In June, 1988, Hepple signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He became a regular on the AHL's Newmarket Saints but was never recalled by the parent club. Hepple spent parts of two seasons providing offense and grit with the San Diego Gulls and Cincinnati Cyclones of the IHL before retiring in 1993.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Owen Sound Jr. Greys ON-Jr.B 36 10 18 28 50
1980-81 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 64 3 13 16 110 6 0 1 1 2
1981-82 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 6 22 28 160 17 2 10 12 84
1982-83 Ottawa 67's OHL 64 10 26 36 168 9 2 1 3 24
1983-84 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 7 -1
1983-84 Maine Mariners AHL 64 4 23 27 117
1984-85 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1984-85 Maine Mariners AHL 80 7 17 24 125 11 0 3 3 30
1985-86 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Maine Mariners AHL 69 4 21 25 104 5 0 0 0 11
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 74 6 19 25 137
1987-88 Utica Devils AHL 78 3 16 19 213
1988-89 Newmarket Saints AHL 72 5 29 34 122 5 0 1 1 23
1989-90 Newmarket Saints AHL 72 6 20 26 90
1990-91 Newmarket Saints AHL 76 0 18 18 126
1991-92 San Diego Gulls IHL 82 6 35 41 191 4 0 1 1 6
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 10 0 1 1 27
1992-93 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 70 7 31 38 201
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 7


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, June 24, 1988.