Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tim Bernhardt
Netminder Tim Bernhardt played parts of four seasons in the NHL during the 1980s. He was best known in the minors but did put forth many stellar performances for the woeful Toronto Maple Leafs in 1984-85.

Bernhardt was a standout for three years with the QMJHL's Cornwall Royals. He led the league with a 3.63 goals against average in 1976-77 and was a member of Team Canada at the 1978 World Junior championships. He was also placed on the QMJHL second all-star team in 1976 and the first team in each of the next two seasons. Bernhardt was chosen 47th overall by the Atlanta Flames in 1978 but was constantly placed in the minors since the parent club had Dan Bouchard and Rejean Lemelin.

In 1982-83 he made six appearances for the relocated Calgary Flames but posted a disappointing 0-5-0 record. He joined the AHL's St. Catharines Saints in 1983-84 and wound up winning 25 games and being voted on to the league's second all-star team. Bernhardt was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs in December 1984 when youngsters Ken Wregget and Allan Bester faltered. Considering he had very little defensive support, Bernhardt's 13-19-4 record and 3.74 goals against average were very impressive.

Bernhardt slipped down the depth chart in 1985-86 when Toronto acquired veteran Don Edwards and Ken Wregget's play improved from the previous year. He remained with the Leafs' AHL affiliate until his retirement following the 1989-90 season. Bernhardt later worked as a North American scout for the Dallas Stars.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1974-75 Sarnia Army Vets Minor-ON
1975-76 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 50 24 16 9 2 3.88 8 4 4 0 0 3.70
1976-77 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 44 24 12 6 0 3.63 12 4 5 3 0 3.92
1977-78 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 54 35 13 5 2 3.39 9 5 4 0 2 3.00
1977-78 Canada WJC-A 3 2 1 0 0 2.00
1978-79 Tulsa Oilers CHL 46 15 26 3 0 4.24
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 34 15 16 1 1 3.79 3 1 2 0 0 6.38
1980-81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 29 11 13 2 1 3.98
1981-82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 10 1 8 0 0 5.13
1981-82 Rochester Americans AHL 29 15 10 2 0 3.59 9 4 3 0 0 3.30
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 6 0 5 0 0 4.50
1982-83 Colorado Flames CHL 34 19 11 1 0 3.86 5 2 3 0 0 3.75
1983-84 St. Catharines Saints AHL 42 25 13 4 0 3.69 5 2 3 0 0 3.54
1984-85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 14 5 7 2 0 4.12
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 37 13 19 4 0 3.74
1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 23 4 12 3 0 5.07
1985-86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 14 6 4 2 1 2.94 3 0 3 0 0 5.14
1986-87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 9.00
1986-87 Newmarket Saints AHL 31 6 17 0 1 4.12
1987-88 Newmarket Saints AHL 49 22 19 4 0 3.68
1988-89 Newmarket Saints AHL 37 17 16 2 1 4.34
1989-90 Newmarket Saints AHL 14 4 7 1 0 4.71
NHL Totals 67 17 36 7 0 4.27


QMJHL West Second All-Star Team (1976)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1977, 1978)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 5, 1984.