Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eddie Mio
Eddie Mio put himself on the map of professional hockey when he agreed to attend Colorado College from 1972-76. During that time, he established himself as a standout, winning first- and second-team all-star awards and making the NCAA West first all-American team two years in a row.

In 1974, the NHL's Blackhawks and the Blazers of the WHA drafted him. He played for neither club, wending his way instead through the minor leagues with Tidewater, Erie, and Hampton until he surfaced with the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA.

With the Racers, Mio's goaltending was rough, but the most meaningful event of his career occurred when he befriended his life-long pal, Wayne Gretzky. Shortly after their meeting, the two were lumped together with Peter Driscoll and put on a plane bound for Edmonton to join the Oilers.

In Alberta, Mio got his first NHL action during the days of the Oilers' transition from an old WHA club to a young, highly talented lineup that included Mark Messier, Kevin Lowe, Gretzky, Glenn Anderson and Paul Coffey. Mio had his first winning season in 1980-81 before being traded to the Rangers.

In New York, Mio backstopped the Rangers for two seasons before rounding out his career with the Red Wings in 1985-86.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1971-72 Windsor Spitfires ON-Jr.A 0 5.12
1972-73 Colorado College WCHA 23 6 17 0 0 5.40
1973-74 Colorado College WCHA 13 4 7 2 0 4.90
1974-75 Colorado College WCHA 21 0 3.95
1975-76 Colorado College WCHA 34 15 18 1 0 4.24
1976-77 Tidewater Sharks SHL 19 1 3.53
1976-77 Erie Blades NAPro 17 0 3.27 2 0 1 0 0 6.00
1977-78 Hampton Gulls AHL 19 5 9 0 2 3.35
1977-78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 17 6 8 0 0 4.27
1978-79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 7 4 3 0 0 3.54
1978-79 Indianapolis Racers WHA 5 2 2 1 1 3.22
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers WHA 22 7 10 0 1 3.99 3 0 0 0 0 4.00
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 34 9 13 5 1 4.21
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 43 16 15 9 0 3.89
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 11 3 8 0 0 4.20
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 25 13 6 5 0 3.56 8 4 3 0 3.79
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 41 16 18 6 2 3.45 8 5 3 0 4.00
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 7 11 3 1 4.40 1 0 1 0 2.86
1983-84 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 1 1 2 0 2.64
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 1 3 2 0 4.31
1984-85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 33 19 12 1 2 3.75
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 2 7 0 0 6.32
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 8 4 1 3 0 3.94
NHL Totals 192 64 73 30 4 4.05 17 9 7 0 3.83


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1975)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1975, 1976)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1976)
Selected by Vancouver (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Birmingham (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, May 31, 1977. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Birmingham (WHA) for cash, February, 1978. NHL rights traded to Minnesota by Chicago with future considerations (Pierre Plante, May 4, 1978) for Doug Hicks and Minnesota's 3rd round choice (Marcel Frere) in 1980 Entry Draft, March 14, 1978. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) with Wayne Gretzky and Peter Driscoll for $700,000 and future considerations, November 2, 1978. Reclaimed by Minnesota from Edmonton prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Claimed as priority selection by Edmonton, June 9, 1979. Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton for Lance Nethery, December 11, 1981. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with Ron Duguay and Eddie Johnstone for Willie Huber, Mike Blaisdell and Mark Osborne, June 13, 1983.