Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Blaine Stoughton
Blaine Stoughton played his junior hockey with the Flin Flon Bombers and led the team for four seasons while leading the league in goals for the 1971-72 season. He was also named to the all-star team. When the pros came calling in 1973, Pittsburgh in the NHL and Quebec of the WHA drafted Stoughton. He chose to stay with his team and finish the season where he began.

He made his NHL debut in the 1973-74 season with the Penguins but played more games with the team's AHL affiliate in Hershey. In the off-season, Stoughton was traded to the Maple Leafs where he played his first full season in the NHL in 1974-75. Stoughton also saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs this year but split the next year with the Leafs and their CHL team in Oklahoma City.

The 1975-76 season saw Stoughton's rights to play in the WHA come up once again when he chose to play for Cincinnati, wa team which had received his rights from Quebec in the league's Expansion Draft. Stoughton finally saw regular ice time and played in the league for three seasons until he was claimed by Hartford from Toronto when the NHL expanded in 1979. In his first year back in the NHL, Stoughton led the league in goals and topped off his point total with 100.

Stoughton was a Whalers for five seasons and represented the team at the 1982 All-Star Game. He was traded to the Rangers in 1984, his last year in the NHL. Stoughton played the 1984-85 season in the AHL, took the next year off and then traveled to Italy to play one last year of hockey, retiring in 1988.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Dauphin Kings MJHL
1968-69 Dauphin Kings M-Cup 1 0 0 0 7
1969-70 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 59 19 20 39 181 17 4 2 6 69
1970-71 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 35 26 24 50 96 17 13 13 26 61
1971-72 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 68 60 66 126 121 7 4 6 10 27
1972-73 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 66 58 60 118 86 9 9 5 14 18
1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 5 6 11 8 -12
1973-74 Hershey Bears AHL 47 23 17 40 35
1974-75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 78 23 14 37 24 -7 7 4 2 6 2
1975-76 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 6 11 17 8 -2
1975-76 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 30 14 22 36 24 4 0 0 0 2
1976-77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 81 52 52 104 39 4 0 3 3 2
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 30 6 13 19 36
1977-78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 47 13 13 26 28
1978-79 Indianapolis Racers WHA 25 9 9 18 16
1978-79 New England Whalers WHA 36 9 3 12 2 7 4 3 7 4
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 56 44 100 16 +9 1 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 71 43 30 73 56 -17
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 52 39 91 57 -17
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 72 45 31 76 27 -23
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 54 23 14 37 4 -13
1983-84 New York Rangers NHL 14 5 2 7 4 -12
1984-85 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 60 20 25 45 35
1986-87
1987-88 HC Asiago Italy 15 10 16 26 2
NHL Totals 526 258 191 449 204 8 4 2 6 2


WCJHL First All-Star Team (1972) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982) Selected by Quebec (WHA) in 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1973. Traded to Toronto by Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Trevor Johansen) in 1977 Entry Draft for Rick Kehoe, September 13, 1974. WHA rights claimed by Cincinnati (WHA) from Quebec (WHA) prior to WHA Expansion Draft, June, 1975. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) with Gilles Marotte for Bryon Baltimore and Hugh Harris, January, 1978. Traded to New England (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) with Dave Inkpen for cash, December, 1978. Claimed by Hartford from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford for Scot Kleinendorst, February 27, 1984.