Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gary Yaremchuk
Gary Yaremchuk was born August 15, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta. The second selection, 24th overall, of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, he is the older brother of Ken Yaremechuck, the seventh overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1982 Entry Draft.

Nicknamed "The General," Yaremchuk competed for two seasons in the Western Hockey League for the Portland Winter Hawks where in his final season he recorded 56 goals and 79 assists for 135 points before joining the Leafs for the 1981-82 season.

Yaremchuck shared his time with the Leafs and the Cincinnati Stingers of the Central Hockey League in 1981-82, where in 18 games with the Leafs would register three assists. He spent the majority of the next three seasons suiting up for the St. Catharines Saints of the AHL while playing in only 16 games with the Leafs.

After signing as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 1985, and spending the entire 1985-86 season with the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL, Yaremchuk played in Finland for the next four seasons (1986 to 1990). In between 1991 and 1994, he played in Switzerland, France, Italy, and England where he had his most productive season in professional hockey registering 146 points.

At the end of the 1993-94 season, Gary Yaremchuk had played in a total of 34 career NHL games, recording a goal and four assists.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 13 5 16 21 9
1979-80 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 27 27 44 71 61
1979-80 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 41 21 34 55 23 6 1 4 5 2
1980-81 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 56 79 135 121
1981-82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 0 3 3 10 -7
1981-82 Cincinnati Tigers CHL 53 21 35 56 101 4 0 2 2 4
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
1982-83 St. Catharines Saints AHL 61 17 28 45 72
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1983-84 St. Catharines Saints AHL 73 24 37 61 84 7 5 1 6 2
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 1 1 2 16 -7
1984-85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 66 17 47 64 75
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 60 12 32 44 90 1 1 0 1 0
1986-87 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 20 7 21 28 116
1987-88 Karpat Oulu Finland 36 16 27 43 92
1988-89 KooKoo Kouvola Finland 44 12 27 39 50
1989-90 KooKoo Kouvola Finland 42 16 19 35 81
1990-91 EHC Dubendorf Swiss-3
1991-92 HC Amiens France 30 25 39 64 82
1992-93 HC Gardena Alpenliga 21 9 21 30 69
1992-93 HC Gardena Italy 16 9 19 28 8 2 0 2 2 6
1993-94 Durham Wasps BH-Cup 5 2 5 7 6
1993-94 Durham Wasps Britain 40 53 93 146 57
NHL Totals 34 1 4 5 28


Brother of Ken Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 13, 1985.