Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Al Secord
Secord played his junior hockey with three different teams--the Wexford Warriors, Hamilton Fincups and St. Catharines Fincups. He was also part of Canada's silver medal team at the World Junior Championships in 1977. The Boston Bruins selected Secord as their first choice in the 1978 Amateur Draft and was 16th overall and began playing for them the next season.

After spending two and a half seasons with the Bruins he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where his career took off. His first full season with the Hawks saw Secord collect a career high in goals, assists and points while being named to the All-Star Game. Adding to his scoring touch, he racked up 303 penalty minutes on his way to becoming a feared player in the NHL. The next season, 1982-83, saw Secord top his goal and point production from the previous year with 56 goals and 86 points in 80 games while appearing in his second straight All-Star Game.

After spending seven seasons with the Blackhawks, Secord was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he enjoyed a fresh start. This lasted only a season and a half, however, and he was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers as they made a run for the Cup. In the off-season, Secord rejoined the Blackhawks after signing as a free agent for one last year with in the NHL. Secord retired in 1990, only to come back and play with the IHL's Chicago Wolves in 1994. He played for two seasons before hanging up his skates for good.

When Secord was a teenager, he fought forest fires in Northern Ontario and fell in love with flying. During breaks from hockey, Secord took flying lessons and racked up flying time to eventually become a commercial pilot after finishing his hockey career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Wexford Warriors ON-Jr.B 41 5 13 18 104
1975-76 Hamilton Fincups OMJHL 63 9 13 22 117 12 0 2 2 24
1975-76 Hamilton Fincups M-Cup 3 0 0 0 5
1976-77 St. Catharines Fincups OMJHL 57 32 34 66 343 14 4 3 7 46
1976-77 Canada WJC-A 7 2 2 4 8
1977-78 Hamilton Fincups OMJHL 59 28 22 50 185 20 8 11 19 71
1978-79 Boston Bruins NHL 71 16 7 23 125 +7 4 0 0 0 4
1978-79 Rochester Americans AHL 4 4 2 6 40
1979-80 Boston Bruins NHL 77 23 16 39 170 +20 10 0 3 3 65
1980-81 Boston Bruins NHL 18 0 3 3 42 +2
1980-81 Springfield Indians AHL 8 3 5 8 21
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 13 9 22 145 -4 3 4 0 4 14
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 44 31 75 303 -17 15 2 5 7 61
1982-83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 54 32 86 180 +34 12 4 7 11 66
1983-84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 14 4 4 8 77 +7 5 3 4 7 28
1984-85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 51 15 11 26 193 0 15 7 9 16 42
1985-86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 40 36 76 201 +8 2 0 2 2 26
1986-87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 29 29 58 196 -20 4 0 0 0 21
1986-87 Canada WEC-A 10 0 2 2 16
1987-88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 15 27 42 221 -21 6 1 0 1 16
1988-89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 5 10 15 71 -13
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 1 0 1 38 -7 14 0 4 4 31
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 43 14 7 21 131 +5 12 0 0 0 8
1990-1994
1994-95 Chicago Wolves IHL 59 13 20 33 195 3 1 1 2 19
1995-96 Chicago Wolves IHL 47 8 8 16 108 9 1 0 4 4
NHL Totals 766 273 222 495 2093 102 21 34 55 382


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982, 1983) Traded to Chicago by Boston for Mike O'Connell, December 18, 1980. Traded to Toronto by Chicago with Ed Olczyk for Rick Vaive, Steve Thomas and Bob McGill, September 3, 1987. Traded to Philadelphia by Toronto for Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Keith Carney) in 1989 Entry Draft, February 7, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 7, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (IHL), September 10, 1994.
Played w/ RHI's Chicago Cheetahs in 1994 (18-11-14-25-45).