Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Thornbury
Defenseman Tom Thornbury played 14 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1983-84. He was an offensive minded player who enjoyed success in junior, the minors and Europe.

Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Thornbury played with the Aurora Tigers of the OJHL before moving up to the Niagara Falls Flyers. The Penguins took him 49th overall in 1981 after scoring 15 goals as a rookie. He played two more years in junior then suited up briefly for Pittsburgh in 1983-84. That same year he registered 63 points in 65 games for the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks and was named to the league's second all-star team. I

In 1986-87, Thornbury played a few games for the Canadian national team then signed with Germany's Kolner Haie club. He played 7 1/2 years in the Bundesliga and retired in 1994 after playing two years with the Frankfurt Lions.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Aurora Tigers ON-Jr.A 44 19 30 49 84
1980-81 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 60 15 22 37 136 12 1 5 6 31
1981-82 Niagara Falls Flyers OHL 43 11 22 33 65 1 0 0 0 2
1982-83 North Bay Centennials OHL 17 6 9 15 30
1982-83 Cornwall Royals OHL 50 21 35 56 66 8 2 4 6 8
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 1 8 9 16 -19
1983-84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 65 17 46 63 64 10 2 15 17 8
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 22 4 12 16 21
1984-85 Fredericton Express AHL 53 11 16 27 26 6 0 2 2 5
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 24 0 15 15 30
1985-86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 9 0 8 8 8
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 40 6 12 18 38 7 0 2 2 10
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 19 0 10 10 22
1986-87 Kolner EC W.German 17 8 8 16 26 9 2 8 10 14
1987-88 Kolner EC W.German 36 6 14 20 56 11 4 9 13 16
1988-89 Kolner EC W.German 34 15 26 41 36 9 1 9 10 2
1989-90 Kolner EC W.German 36 12 18 30 38 8 2 0 2 12
1990-91 Kolner EC Germany 36 11 32 43 67 3 0 1 1 16
1991-92 Kolner EC Germany 31 14 15 29 62 3 0 0 0 5
1992-93 ESC Frankfurt German-3 51 51 64 115 144
1993-94 ESC Frankfurt German-2 39 10 8 18 82
1994-95 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 43 11 29 40 34
1995-96 EC Wolfsburg German-2
1995-96 Frankfurt Lions Germany 5 0 1 1 10 3 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 14 1 8 9 16


AHL Second All-Star Team (1984) Traded to Quebec by Pittsburgh for Brian Ford, December 6, 1984. Traded to Calgary by Quebec for Tony Stiles, January 16, 1986.
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