Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rod Willard
Left-winger Rod Willard played one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1982-83. He was a decent goal scorer who attained most of his success in junior and the minors.

Born in New Liskeard, Ontario Willard amassed 79 goals in three junior seasons with the Cornwall Royals. Undrafted and unsigned, he played most of his rookie pro season with the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets where he scored 32 goals. He then joined the New Brunswick Hawks and was a solid worker for a year before signing on with the parent Maple Leafs.

In addition to his one game stint in the NHL, the hard working forward played three more years in the minors before retiring in 1985. Willard's best year was a 36 point effort for the Springfield Indians of the AHL in 1983-84.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 66 12 29 41 27 9 1 6 7 21
1978-79 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 72 38 57 95 69 7 3 3 6 15
1979-80 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 55 29 50 79 84 18 6 8 14 18
1980-81 Tulsa Oilers CHL 4 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 79 32 29 61 92 12 4 5 9 14
1981-82 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 72 18 17 35 88 15 4 2 6 13
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1982-83 St. Catharines Saints AHL 46 6 11 17 22
1982-83 Springfield Indians AHL 33 16 8 24 41
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 76 17 19 36 76
1984-85 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 18 2 8 10 19
1984-85 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 10 2 1 3 0
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 14, 1982. Traded to Chicago by Toronto for Dave Snopek, January 23, 1983.