Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Roulston
Tom Roulston was born November 20, 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 3rd choice, 45th overall of the St. Louis Blues in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft, Roulston was a graduate of the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League before joining the Central Hockey League's Salt Lake Golden Eagles in 1977-78. Although he began the season in Salt Lake, Roulston spent the majority of the year with the International Hockey League Port Huron Flags. Roulston returned to the CHL in 1978-79 as a member of the Dallas Black Hawks before joining the CHL's Houston Apollos the following year.

During the summer of 1979, Roulston was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, only to make his debut with the team the following year while spending the majority of the season with the CHL's Wichita Wind where he was a CHL First Team All-Star.

In 1981-82, Roulston split his season once again between Edmonton and Wichita before earning a regular spot on the roster in 1982-83, where he had a career high in points with 40.

Roulston spent the beginning the 1983-84 season with Edmonton before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he finished the season. Unable to earn a regular spot in the Penguins line up in 1984-85, Roulston spent the entire season with the American Hockey League's Baltimore Skipjacks, leading the team in scoring.

The 1985-86 season was Tom Roulston's last in the NHL, as he played in only a handful of games with Pittsburgh before heading to Austria where he was a member of HC Salzburg and also spent time with EV Landshut in Germany. Roulston's 1989-90 season was shared between HC Flemme in Italy and HC Davos in Switzerland before retiring from hockey at the end of the season.

Roulston returned to the game in 1994-95 for one last year with the CHL's Wichita Thunder after retiring for four years. Throughout his NHL career, Tom Roulston played in 216 regular season/playoff games scoring 49 goals and adding 51 assists for 100 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Spruce Grove Mets AJHL 5 3 1 4 4
1975-76 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Winnipeg Clubs WCJHL 60 18 17 35 56 6 2 2 4 4
1976-77 Winnipeg Monarchs WCJHL 72 56 53 109 35 7 5 3 8 23
1977-78 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 21 2 1 3 2
1977-78 Port Huron Flags IHL 49 27 36 63 24 16 17 7 24 10
1978-79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 73 26 29 55 57 9 6 6 12 11
1979-80 Houston Apollos CHL 72 29 41 70 46 6 2 4 6 4
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 1 1 2 2 -3
1980-81 Wichita Wind CHL 69 63 44 107 93 18 15 11 26 44
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 11 3 14 22 -6 5 1 0 1 2
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 30 22 28 50 40
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 67 19 21 40 24 +29 16 1 2 3 0
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 24 5 7 12 16 0
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 53 11 17 28 8 -31
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 78 31 39 70 48 15 4 8 12 6
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -2
1985-86 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 73 38 49 87 38
1986-87 Salzburger EC Austria 19 18 19 37 28
1986-87 EV Landshut W.German 16 21 11 32 8 4 2 1 3
1987-88 SB DJK Rosenheim W.German 10 6 9 15 8 11 4 4 8 0
1988-89 HC Cavalese Italy 36 40 47 87 26
1988-89 HC Davos Swiss 1 0 1 1 0 10 10 8 18
1989-1994
1994-95 Wichita Thunder CHL 23 11 19 30 8 11 13 11 24 10
NHL Totals 195 47 49 96 74 21 2 2 4 2


CHL First All-Star Team (1981) Traded to Edmonton by St. Louis with Risto Siltanen for Joe Micheletti, August 7, 1979. Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton for Kevin McClelland and Pittsburgh's 6th round pick (Emanuel Viveiros) in 1984 NHL Draft, December 5, 1983.
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