Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rod Norrish
Left-winger Rod Norrish played 21 games for the Minnesota North Stars in the mid-70s. He was a prolific scorer in junior but was more of a utility player in the NHL and the minors.

The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan headed to the provincial capital of Regina to play junior. He spent the 1969-70 season in the SJHL with the Regina Pats. After leading the league with 37 points in 50 games, he joined the organization's entry in the WCJHL the next year. Norrish recorded 49 goals for the Pats in 1970-71 and was named to the WCJHL first all-star team. Following this stellar year he was Minnesota's first choice, 21st overall at the 1971 Amateur Draft.

Norrish started slowly with the AHL's Cleveland Barons in 1971-72 but rebounded the next season to score 55 points when the team relocated to Jacksonville, Florida. The North Stars called him up for nine games in 1973-74 and 12 games the next season. He played well but the team had Dennis Hextall, Blake Dunlop, Jude Drouin, and Henry Boucha at left-wing so Norrish saw most of his ice time in the AHL with the New Haven Nighthawks. He brought his relatively short career to a close in 1975.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Regina Pats SJHL 50 37 19 56 11
1969-70 Weyburn Red Wings M-Cup 19 8 13 21 7
1970-71 Regina Pats WCJHL 65 49 32 81 49
1971-72 Cleveland Barons AHL 39 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Cleveland/Jacksonville Barons AHL 76 22 33 55 22
1973-74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 9 2 1 3 0 -3
1973-74 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 53 19 16 35 11 10 1 5 6 2
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 12 1 2 3 2 -2
1974-75 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 52 9 21 30 13 16 6 8 14 0
NHL Totals 21 3 3 6 2


WCJHL First All-Star Team (1971) Loaned to Weyburn (SJHL) by Regina (SJHL) for Memorial Cup playoffs, March, 1970.
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