Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bud Stefanski
Centre Bud Stefanski played one game with the New York Rangers in 1977-78. He was a dangerous goal scorer who enjoyed several productive years in the minors while also trying his hand in Europe.

Born in South Porcupine, Ontario Stefanski was chosen 154th overall by the Rangers in 1975 after two productive years in the OHA with the Oshawa Generals. In 1975-76 he made his pro debut with the IHL's Port Huron Flags and notched 26 goals. The next year the talented pivot scored 49 goals then received a brief look from the Rangers in 1976-77.

Following his NHL cameo he played several years in the minors and a couple of seasons with Austria's Heraklith Villacher. In all he recorded six 20-goal seasons before retiring in 1987 after four years with the AHL's Maine Mariners.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 67 25 32 57 22
1974-75 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 61 18 48 66 35 5 2 2 4 14
1975-76 Port Huron Flags IHL 71 26 30 56 59 15 4 4 8 16
1976-77 Port Huron Flags IHL 77 49 54 103 61
1976-77 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 1 0 1 0
1977-78 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1977-78 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 79 27 37 64 61 15 5 4 9 6
1978-79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 51 18 40 58 71 10 3 7 10 21
1979-80 Tulsa Oilers CHL 71 19 44 63 61 3 0 0 0 9
1980-81 EC VSV Villach Austria 34 32 40 72 71
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 20 9 18 27 46 4 0 1 1 8
1981-82 EC VSV Villach Austria 28 23 46 69 10 9 17 26
1981-82 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 16 6 5 11 24 4 2 1 3 11
1982-83 Springfield Indians AHL 80 30 40 70 65
1983-84 Maine Mariners AHL 57 26 24 50 47 17 12 9 21 16
1984-85 Maine Mariners AHL 75 19 34 53 67 11 1 7 8 12
1985-86 Maine Mariners AHL 68 32 39 71 70 2 0 0 0 6
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 29 9 12 21 34
1988-1992 Peterborough Colts OHA-B
1992-1996 Oshawa Generals OHL
1997-1999 VSV Villach Austria
1999-2000 Barrie Colts OHL
2000-2002 Barrie Colts OHL
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP - AHL) (1984) Traded to Winnipeg by NY Rangers for cash and future considerations, October 12, 1979.