Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gary Sampson
Left-winger Gary Sampson spent parts of four seasons with the Washington Capitals in the 80s. He was a top scorer in college as well as a useful worker internationally and in the minors.

Born in Atikokan, Ontario Sampson grew up in the United States. He was a reliable two-way worker for four years on Boston College then signed on with the US national team. In 1983-84 he notched 21 goals in 57 exhibition matches and took part in the Sarajevo Olympics.

Following the Olympics he came to terms with Washington and looked solid in 15 late season games and eight playoff contests. The next year he was useful worker with 25 points in 46 games and split three years between the NHL and the minors. Injuries began to hinder his game and he was forced to retire early in the 1987-88 schedule.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 International Falls High High-MN
1978-79 Boston College Eagles ECAC 30 10 18 28 4
1979-80 Boston College Eagles ECAC 24 6 18 24 8
1980-81 Boston College Eagles ECAC 31 8 16 24 8
1981-82 Boston College Eagles ECAC 21 7 11 18 22
1982-83 United States Nat-Tm 40 11 20 31 8
1983-84 United States Nat-Tm 57 21 18 39 10
1983-84 United States Olympics 6 1 2 3 2
1983-84 Washington Capitals NHL 15 1 1 2 6 +1 8 1 0 1 0
1984-85 Washington Capitals NHL 46 10 15 25 13 +20 4 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 5 2 2 4 2
1985-86 Washington Capitals NHL 19 1 4 5 2 -3
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 49 9 21 30 16 6 2 2 4 4
1986-87 Washington Capitals NHL 25 1 2 3 4 -9
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 37 12 16 28 10 11 4 2 6 0
1987-88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 16 2 4 6 4
NHL Totals 105 13 22 35 25 12 1 0 1 0


Signed as a free agent by Washington, February 21, 1984.