Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lance Nethery
Centre Lance Nethery played 41 NHL games during the early '80s. He was a fine goal scorer who put up impressive numbers in college, the minors, and European leagues.

The Toronto native scored 91 goals in four seasons at Cornell University. After scoring 32 times in 29 games, he was chosen 131st overall by the New York Rangers in 1977. He was named to the ECAC first all-star team twice and the second team once and was a two-time selection to NCAA east first all-American team.

During the 1979-80 season Nethery adjusted well to the pros by scoring 62 points for the New Have Nighthawks of the AHL. He was called up by the Rangers in 1980-81 and scored 23 points in 33 games but eventually lost out to centres Mike Rogers, Mark Pavelich, Mike Allison, and Robbie Ftorek.

Nethery began the 1981-82 season on Manhattan but was returned to the minors then traded to the Edmonton Oilers for veteran goalie Eddie Mio. He played three games in Edmonton but spent most of his time with the CHL's Wichita Wind where he scored 35 goals in only 46 contests. He battled injuries in 1982-83 before joining the HC Davos club of Switzerland the next year. Nethery was a dominant scorer for his new club and led the Swiss League with 46 goals in 1985-86. He retired in 1988 after leading Davos to two Swiss Elite League championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Burlington Mohawks ON-Jr.B 40 51 69 120
1975-76 Cornell Big Red ECAC 29 18 27 45 16
1976-77 Cornell Big Red ECAC 29 32 46 78 18
1977-78 Cornell Big Red ECAC 26 23 60 83 12
1978-79 Cornell Big Red ECAC 27 18 47 65 30
1978-79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 74 23 39 62 20 10 3 12 15 2
1980-81 New York Rangers NHL 33 11 12 23 12 0 14 5 3 8 9
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 36 18 30 48 8
1981-82 New York Rangers DN-Cup 4 1 0 1
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
1981-82 Springfield Indians AHL 9 5 5 10 0
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 2 2 2 +1
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 46 35 32 67 26 7 1 4 5 8
1982-83 Duisburger SC W.Ger-2 42 72 84 156
1982-83 Wichita Wind CHL 10 7 5 12 0
1983-84 HC Davos Swiss 40 39 43 82
1984-85 HC Davos Swiss 34 42 36 78 4 2 1 3
1985-86 HC Davos Swiss 36 46 33 79 5 2 5 7
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 13 5 6 11 2 18 4 9 13 2
1986-87 HC Davos Swiss 36 23 31 54 10 5 7 12
1987-88 HC Davos Swiss 36 37 27 64 4 5 7 12
1988-89 SC Herisau Swiss-2
1989-90 SC Herisau Swiss-2 25 25 49 74 10 6 7 13
1990-91 HC Davos Swiss-3
NHL Totals 41 11 14 25 14 14 5 3 8 9


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1977)
ECAC First All-Star Team (1978, 1979)
ECAC Player of the Year (1978)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1978, 1979)
Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers for Eddie Mio, December 11, 1981.
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