Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Hirsch
Defenseman Tom Hirsch was selected in the second round, 33rd overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars who had closely monitored his progression while starring for the University of Minnesota.

Scouts liked the fact Hirsch combined an offensive flair with his big rugged frame, of 6'4" and 210 pounds. After finishing school, Hirsch joined Team USA and played with the national team for the entire 1983-84 season and represented his country at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics.

Following the conclusion of the Olympics, Hirsch joined the North Stars, appearing in 15 games, responding with one goal and four points. Hirschs career was dealt a major setback when shoulder surgery forced him to miss two NHL seasons. He attempted to return to the ice for the 1987-88 season, but he felt he could no longer compete at the elite level an opted to retire at the age of 25, having played in 31 NHL games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Patrick Henry High High-MN 23 42 35 77
1981-82 University of Minnesota WCHA 36 7 16 23 53
1981-82 United States WEC-A 6 1 1 2 0
1982-83 University of Minnesota WCHA 37 8 23 31 70
1983-84 United States Nat-Tm 56 8 25 33 72
1983-84 United States Olympics 6 1 0 1 10
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 15 1 3 4 20 -3 12 0 0 0 6
1984-85 United States Can-Cup 5 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 15 0 4 4 10 -13
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 19 4 5 9 2
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHLMGNT
1986-87 Minnesota North Stars NHLMGNT
1987-88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
NHL Totals 31 1 7 8 30 12 0 0 0 6


Missed entire 1985-86 and 1986-87 due to shoulder surgery, October, 1985.