Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ken Strong
Left-winger Ken Strong played a few games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 80s. He was a productive scorer in junior who hit his stride as a pro in Europe.

The Toronto native was chosen 58th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1981 while he was in the midst of a solid junior career with the Peterborough Petes. In 1982 he joined the Maple Leafs as the player to be named later in the trade that brought Darryl Sittler to Philly.

Strong was chiefly a farmhand for Toronto and scored 27 goals for the AHL's St. Catharines Saints in 1983-84. Part way through the 1986-87 season he sought a change of scenery with EHC Chur of Switzerland. The next year he played his first of eight years with Austria's Vllach club. Strong eventually gained Austrian citizenship and represented the country at two World championships and the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Before retiring in 1997 he also skated for Austria's Kafenberger and Val Gardena of Italy.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Mississauga Reps MTHL
1979-80 Streetsville Derbys ON-Jr.B 36 21 24 45 125
1980-81 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 64 17 36 53 52 5 2 1 3 18
1981-82 Peterborough Petes OHL 42 21 22 43 69 9 8 11 19 23
1982-83 Peterborough Petes OHL 57 41 48 89 80 4 2 2 4 4
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 2 2 2 0
1983-84 St. Catharines Saints AHL 78 27 45 72 78 7 3 3 6 4
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 2 0 2 4 -3
1984-85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 45 15 19 34 41
1985-86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 33 16 25 41 14 3 0 1 1 0
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 31 7 13 20 18 11 6 7 13 12
1986-87 EHC Chur Swiss 9 5 14
1987-88 EC VSV Villach Austria 22 29 25 54
1988-89 EC VSV Villach Austria 46 42 57 99
1989-90 EC VSV Villach Austria 37 32 45 77 52
1990-91 EC VSV Villach Austria 43 40 42 82 111
1991-92 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 18 18 13 31 20
1991-92 EC VSV Villach Austria 18 18 13 31 27 26 30 28 58 57
1991-92 Austria WC-B 2 4 4 8 0
1992-93 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 24 17 23 40 26
1992-93 EC VSV Villach Austria 22 17 11 28 12
1993-94 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 25 20 21 41 18
1993-94 EC VSV Villach Austria 23 13 21 34
1993-94 Austria Olympics 7 3 1 4 12
1993-94 Austria WC-A 6 2 0 2 8
1994-95 HC Gardena EuroHL 8 2 5 7 8
1994-95 HC Gardena Italy 28 15 24 39 26
1994-95 Austria WC-A 7 0 1 1 4
1995-96 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 10 12 7 19 34
1995-96 EC VSV Villach Austria 33 23 23 46 65
1996-97 Kapfenberger SV Alpenliga 35 21 14 35 52
1996-97 Kapfenberger SV Austria 43 25 17 42 70
NHL Totals 15 2 2 4 6


Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia to complete transaction that sent Darryl Sittler to Philadelphia (January 20, 1982), May, 1982.
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