Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lynn Powis
Lynn Powis was born July 7, 1949 in Maryfield, Saskatchewan. The 7th choice, 68th overall selection of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1969 NHL Entry Draft, Powis is a graduate of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Melville Millionaires and of the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League's Moose Jaw Canucks.

After only one season in the CMJHL, the Maryfield, Saskatchewan native joined the University of Denver Pioneers in 1967-68 and spent the next three seasons as a member of its varsity team.

In 1970-71, Powis joined the Western Hockey League's Denver Spurs a team with whom he played only one season with before suiting up for the American Hockey League's Nova Scotia Voyageurs the following year, leading them to the 1972 Calder Cup championship.

Midway through the 1971-72 season, the World Hockey Association's Dayton-Houston franchise selected Powis in the WHA General Player Draft before Montreal traded him to Atlanta during the off-season.

Following a successful season in Nova Scotia, Powis joined the Central Hockey League's Omaha Kights in 1972-73 where he set a career high for goals (34) assists (40) and points with (74) before being dealt to the Chicago Black Hawks during the off-season.

The 1973-74 season marked Powis' NHL debut with the Black Hawks. In 58 regular season and playoff games with Chicago, Powis scored eight goals while adding 13 assists for 21 points before the Kansas City Scouts claimed him in the 1974 Expansion Draft.

Powis improved on his rookie season totals in 1974-75, scoring eleven goals while adding 20 assists for 31 points before having his rights traded to the St. Louis Blues prior to the 1975-76 season.

After beginning the season with the AHL's Providence Reds, Powis was dealt to the WHA's Calgary Cowboys with whom he finished the 1975-76 season with before returning the following year.

During the off-season Powis signed as a free agent with the WHA's Indianapolis Racers after the Calgary franchise folded upon the end of the season. Powis played only 14 games with Indianapolis he was released by the club, only to sign as a free agent with WHA's Winnipeg Jets.

Even though he finished the season with Winnipeg, Powis spent the next five seasons in Europe with stops in Germany and Italy before calling it a career following the 1982-83 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1965-66 Melville Millionaires SJHL 16 0 2 2 4
1966-67 Moose Jaw Canucks CMJHL 52 13 18 31 17 14 5 4 9 4
1967-68 University of Denver WCHA
1968-69 University of Denver WCHA 30 17 12 29 21
1969-70 University of Denver WCHA 5 2 3 5 12
1970-71 Denver Spurs WHL 59 14 13 27 13
1971-72 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 38 5 6 11 19 15 0 2 2 0
1972-73 Omaha Knights CHL 72 34 40 74 49 11 2 5 7 8
1973-74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 57 8 13 21 6 +10 1 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 73 11 20 31 19 -54
1975-76 Providence Reds AHL 52 30 31 61 54
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 21 4 10 14 2 10 5 4 9 12
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 63 30 30 60 40
1977-78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 14 4 6 10 2
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 55 12 19 31 16 3 2 1 3 7
1978-79 Duisburger SC W.Ger-2
1979-80 Duisburger SC W.Ger-2 39 28 37 65 162
1980-81 Duisburger SC W.Ger-2 17 12 12 24 62
1981-82 EV Fussen W.Ger-2 32 17 22 39 82
1982-83 HC Alleghe Italy 19 17 26 43 18
NHL Totals 130 19 33 52 25 1 0 0 0 0


Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Atlanta by Montreal for cash, June 9, 1972. Traded to Chicago by Atlanta for Mike Baumgartner, August 30, 1973. Claimed by Kansas City from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to St. Louis by Kansas City with Kansas City's 2nd round pick (Brian Sutter) in 1976 Amateur Draft for Craig Patrick and Denis Dupere, June 18, 1975. Traded to Calgary (WHA) by Providence (AHL) for future considerations, February, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, May 31, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA) following release by Indianapolis (WHA), December, 1977.
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