Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Wappel
Defenseman Gord Wappel was drafted by the Atlanta Flames following his fourth and final season of Junior with the Regina Pats. He then turned professional with the Tulsa Oilers, one of the Flames minor league affiliates, in 1978. During Wappel's second season as a pro the Flames summoned him and he played the first two NHL games of his career.

That summer the Flames franchise was transferred from Atlanta to Calgary and Wappel made the move as well. Though the bulk of his season was spent in the minors toiling in Birmingham and Nova Scotia, Wappel did spend a short time in Calgary as well. This time Wappel got into seven games and managed a point, notching an assist in that time. In 1981-82 Wappel played his final batch of NHL games and this time was able to score a goal, the only one of his NHL career.

In 1982-83 Wappel played his final season, which was spent entirely in the minor leagues with the Colorado Flames of the Central League. Despite hitting career highs as a professional that season with 10 goals and 44 points, Wappel hung up his skates at year's end.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Regina Blues SJHL 50 2 4 6 55
1974-75 Regina Blues SJHL 25 5 5 10 55
1974-75 Regina Pats WCJHL 20 0 3 3 9 5 0 0 0 4
1975-76 Regina Pats WCJHL 72 5 28 33 76 6 0 2 2 28
1976-77 Regina Pats WCJHL 54 4 28 32 137
1977-78 Regina Pats WCJHL 72 10 30 40 177 13 5 5 10 20
1978-79 Tulsa Oilers CHL 47 1 16 17 44
1978-79 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 20 2 6 8 40
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1 2 0 0 0 4
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 76 4 20 24 122
1980-81 Calgary Flames NHL 7 0 1 1 4 +1
1980-81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 44 6 19 25 89
1980-81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 18 0 4 4 16 6 0 1 1 8
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 11 1 0 1 6 -4
1981-82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 46 6 13 19 52
1982-83 Colorado Flames CHL 70 10 34 44 110 6 0 8 8 2
NHL Totals 20 1 1 2 10 2 0 0 0 4


Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980.