Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Daryl Stanley
After playing two seasons with the WHL's New Westmister Bruins, Daryl Stanley signed as a free agent with the Flyers in 1981 and worked his way through the system until making his NHL debut in the 1983-84 season. The split that year between the team's AHL affiliate in Springfield, but Stanley saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Stanley's 1984-85 season was spent in Hershey with the Bears until he was in a car accident. He suffered a dislocated vertebra in the neck, a minor concussion, and a bruised kidney. Doctors feared he would never play hockey again, but Stanley came back from surgery to play in Philadelphia the next season.

The 1986-87 season saw Stanley and the Flyers go all the way to the Cup finals and forced the powerful Oilers to a seventh and deciding game. In the end, Edmonton won the championship, and during the off season Stanley was dealt to the Vancouver Canucks where he played for three years until retiring after the 1989-90 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Revelstoke Bruins BCJHL 46 12 11 23 117
1979-80 New Westminster Bruins WHL 64 2 12 14 110
1980-81 New Westminster Bruins WHL 66 7 27 34 127
1981-82 Saskatoon Blades WHL 65 7 25 32 175 5 1 1 2 14
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 2 0 2 2 2
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 44 2 5 7 95 2 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 5 0 2 2 2
1983-84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 23 1 4 5 71 +4 3 0 0 0 19
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 51 4 10 14 122
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 24 0 7 7 33
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 33 0 2 2 69 -5 1 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 27 0 4 4 88
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 33 1 2 3 76 +6 13 0 0 0 9
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 57 2 7 9 151 -12
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 3 1 4 14 +3
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 23 1 1 2 27 -2
NHL Totals 189 8 17 25 408 17 0 0 0 30


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 9, 1981. Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Darren Jensen for Wendell Young and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Kimbi Daniels) in 1990 Entry Draft, August 31, 1987.