Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Scott Howson
Centre Scott Howson played parts of two seasons with the New York Islanders in the mid-80s. Although his NHL career was short, he put up impressive numbers in junior and the minors.

The Toronto native played junior B with the North York Rangers before joining the Kingston Canadians of the OHA. In three junior seasons he accumulated 302 points then signed as a free agent with the Islanders in August, 1981. Howson spent most of his first pro season with the IHL's Toledo Goaldiggers where he scored 55 goals and won the Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy as the league's top rookie. He was also an integral part of the club's Turner Cup triumph that year.

Howson was elevated to the Indianapolis Checkers of the Central league and proceeded to record consecutive 30-goal seasons and contribute to a championship in 1983. During the 1984-85 season he showed promise with four goals in eight games with New York but the team was deep with the two-way forwards. Howson played ten games for the club the next year but was used mostly on the AHL's Springfield Indians before retiring in the summer of 1986.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 North York Rangers ON-Jr.A 55 27 31 58 30
1978-79 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 58 27 47 74 45 11 0 10 10 12
1979-80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 68 38 50 88 52 3 0 4 4 0
1980-81 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 66 57 83 140 53 14 9 10 19 2
1981-82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 8 2 1 3 5
1981-82 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 71 55 65 120 14 12 10 9 19 6
1982-83 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 67 34 40 74 22 13 12 9 21 21
1983-84 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 71 34 34 68 40 7 1 3 4 2
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 8 4 1 5 2 +4
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 57 20 40 60 31 4 1 3 4 2
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 10 1 2 3 2 +2
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 53 15 19 34 10
NHL Totals 18 5 3 8 4


Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year - IHL) (1982) Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 25, 1981.
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