Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gene Sobchuk
Forward Gene Sobchuk played one game for the Vancouver Canucks in 1973-74. He was a reliable goal scorer who could also play physically at both ends of the ice.

Born in Lang, Saskatchewan, the older brother of WHA star Dennis Sobchuk was taken 109th overall by the New York Rangers in 1971 after a solid amateur career with the Weyburn Red Wings and Regina Pats. He spent most of his first three years in the minors and became a member of the Canucks via the Reverse Draft.

By the mid-70s Sobchuk headed for the WHA. In 1975-76 he scored 24 goals for the Cincinnati Stingers then settled back into a minor league career before retiring in 1978.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL
1969-70 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 45 22 36 58 28
1969-70 Weyburn Red Wings M-Cup 22 6 14 20 15
1970-71 Regina Pats WCJHL 66 17 37 54 74 6 3 2 5 2
1971-72 Des Moines Oak Leafs IHL 56 16 18 34 16
1972-73 Rochester Americans AHL 58 22 16 38 29 6 1 4 5 4
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Seattle Totems WHL 55 15 19 34 30
1973-74 Virginia Wings AHL 18 12 5 17 14
1974-75 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 3 1 0 1 0
1974-75 Tulsa Oilers CHL 73 35 28 63 65 2 1 0 1 2
1975-76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 78 23 19 42 37
1976-77 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 29 4 11 15 6
1976-77 Springfield Indians AHL 3 1 0 1 0
1977-78 Hampton Gulls AHL 37 3 5 8 2
1978-79
1979-1983 Lang Knights SIHI
1983-1984 Milestone Flyers SIHI
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Brother of Dennis Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Vancouver (Seattle-WHL) from Vancouver in Reverse Draft, June, 1973. Traded to Detroit (Virginia-AHL) by Seattle (WHL) for the loan of Ken Murray, February 18, 1974. Claimed by Cincinnati (WHA) from Los Angeles (WHA) prior to WHA Expansion Draft, June, 1974. Loaned to Phoenix (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for 1974-75 season, June, 1974.