Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Lundrigan
Defenceman Joe Lundrigan played briefly with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals in the mid-70s. He was a decent passer who could play the body in his own zone in a career that took place mostly in university and the minors.

Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Lundrigan played three years at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. After signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs in October, 1971, he registered 37 points for the Tulsa Oilers and was voted on to the CHL second all-star team. An opening was created for Lundrigan when Toronto lost several players to the WHA in the off-season. He registered ten points and was a respectable +4 on the struggling Leafs when the missed the playoffs.

Lundrigan returned to the CHL in 1973-74 when rookies Borje Salming, Ian Turnbull and Bob Neely were added to the blueline. In June, 1972, the young rearguard was claimed by the Washington Capitals in the Expansion Draft. After playing three NHL games for the woeful Caps and the rest of his time in the AHL, Lundrigan retired in 1975.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Corner Brook Royals Nfld-Sr. 28 1 10 11 33 12 1 1 2 14
1967-68 Corner Brook Royals Al-Cup 8 0 1 1 6
1968-69 St. Francis Xavier X-Men AUAA 20 14 11 25 50
1969-70 St. Francis Xavier X-Men AUAA 20 10 6 16 73
1970-71 St. Francis Xavier X-Men AUAA 10 6 13 19 56
1971-72 Tulsa Oilers CHL 67 3 34 37 110 13 2 9 11 24
1972-73 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 49 2 8 10 20 +4
1972-73 Tulsa Oilers CHL 8 3 2 5 10
1973-74 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 62 7 34 41 143 10 0 3 3 10
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -3
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 28 3 3 6 49
1974-75 Hershey Bears AHL 33 6 13 19 60 12 2 4 6 8
1975-76
1976-77 Corner Brook Royals Nfld-Sr. 32 13 34 47 43 10 4 10 14 4
NHL Totals 52 2 8 10 22


CHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 1, 1971. Claimed by Washington from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974.