Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd Okerlund
Right-winger Todd Okerlund played four games for the New York Islanders in 1987-88. His greatest success came as an amateur in college and on the international stage.

The native of Burnsville, Minnesota was selected 168th overall by the Islanders at the 1982 Entry Draft while he was starring on his local high school team. The son of sports media personality "Mean" Gene Okerlund played four years at the University of Minnesota and represented the US at the 1984 World Junior Championships.

After graduating in 1987, Okerlund joined the US national program and scored 25 points in 40 exhibition matches. He scored a goal for the US at the 1988 Calgary Olympics then played briefly for the Islanders. He retired later that year after playing 13 games with the Springfield Indians of the AHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Burnsville Blaze High-MN 25 12 20 32 8
1982-83 Burnsville Blaze High-MN
1983-84 University of Minnesota WCHA 34 11 20 31 18
1983-84 United States WJC-A 7 2 3 5 4
1984-85 University of Minnesota WCHA 47 16 27 43 80
1985-86 University of Minnesota WCHA 48 17 32 49 58
1986-87 University of Minnesota WCHA 4 0 7 7 0
1987-88 United States Nat-Tm 40 9 16 25 34
1987-88 United States Olympics 3 1 0 1 4
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 2 0
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 13 2 1 3 9
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 2


Suffered eventual career-ending knee injury in a game vs. Michigan Tech (WCHA), October 18, 1986.
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