Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Lofthouse
Mark Lofthouse was a solid role player in the 1970s and '80s who could score and battle for the puck. He was a dominant scorer in junior and the minors but never put it all together in the NHL.

Born in New Westminster, B.C., Lofthouse was a standout in the BCJHL with the Kelowna Buckaroos in 1973-74. He then played three years for the New Westminster Bruins where he produced 158 career goals. Lofthouse was chosen 21st overall by the Washington Capitals at the 1977 Amateur Draft after helping the Bruins win the Memorial Cup and being named to the tournament all-star team.

The young forward split his first pro season, 1977-78, between the Caps, the AHL's Hershey Bears, and the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the CHL. During the next two years, he was a regular with that club and scored a combined 28 goals playing with Dennis Hextall and Bobby Girard. He was relegated to Hershey in 1980-81 and responded with a league-leading 48 goals and 103 points. Lofthouse was presented the John B. Sollenberger trophy for accumulating the most points in the league and was voted on to the AHL first all-star team.

In July 1981, he was sent to the Detroit Red Wings for goalie Al Jensen. He was a role player for two years with his new club then relegated to the AHL on a full-time basis. After scoring 101 points for the New Haven Nighthawks in 1983-84, he was placed on the league's second all-star team. Lofthouse was a top AHL player until he retired after scoring 32 goals for the Hershey Bears in 1988-89.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL 62 44 42 86 59 17 5 5 10 26
1974-75 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 61 36 28 64 53 17 5 5 10 26
1974-75 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 3 1 3 4 2
1975-76 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 72 68 48 116 55 17 9 12 21 22
1975-76 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 4 4 2 6 2
1976-77 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 70 54 58 112 59 14 10 8 18 19
1976-77 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 6 6 4 10 10
1977-78 Washington Capitals NHL 18 2 1 3 8 -5
1977-78 Hershey Bears AHL 35 8 6 14 39
1977-78 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 13 0 1 1 4 5 0 1 1 6
1978-79 Washington Capitals NHL 52 13 10 23 10 -11
1978-79 Hershey Bears AHL 16 7 7 14 6 4 0 1 1 2
1979-80 Washington Capitals NHL 68 15 18 33 20 -9
1979-80 Hershey Bears AHL 9 7 3 10 6
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 3 1 1 2 4 0
1980-81 Hershey Bears AHL 72 48 55 103 131 10 6 9 15 24
1981-82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 3 4 7 13 -7
1981-82 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 69 33 38 71 75 5 2 3 5 2
1982-83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 28 8 4 12 18 +8
1982-83 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 39 27 18 45 20
1983-84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 79 37 64 101 45
1984-85 Zurcher SC Swiss-2 30 24 24 48
1984-85 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 12 11 4 15 4
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 70 32 35 67 56 5 2 1 3 0
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 47 18 27 45 34 4 0 1 1 2
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 51 21 21 42 64 10 6 5 11 6
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 74 32 47 79 71 12 3 4 7 20
NHL Totals 181 42 38 80 73


WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1977)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1977)
AHL First All-Star Team (1981)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1981)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
Traded to Detroit by Washington for Al Jensen, July 23, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 10, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 15, 1987.