Blaine Stoughton

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Blaine Stoughton
Born (1953-03-13) March 13, 1953 (age 61)
Gilbert Plains, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for HC Asiago (Italy)
New York Rangers (NHL)
Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Indianapolis Racers (WHA)
New England Whalers (WHA)
Cincinnati Stingers (WHA)
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1973
Pittsburgh Penguins
WHA Draft 14th overall, 1973
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1973–1988

Blaine Stoughton (born March 13, 1953) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey forward who played eight seasons in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Hartford Whalers and New York Rangers, which "bookended" three seasons in the WHA.

Stoughton had an up-and-down stint in the WHA. Often teamed with Rick Dudley and Rich Leduc on the "LSD" line, Stoughton scored 52 goals for the Cincinnati Stingers in 1976–77. The next year, however, the free-wheeling Stoughton chafed under the restrictive defensive style of new coach Jacques Demers, fell into a slump and was traded to the Indianapolis Racers by mid-season.[citation needed] When the Racers folded in 1978, he was signed by the New England Whalers, where he played on the third line with Mike Rogers, scoring 19 goals. Stoughton was drafted 7th overall by the Penguins in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. He played his major junior career with the Flin Flon Bombers. Stoughton scored at least 50 goals in a season in the NHL twice, and scored at least 40 goals four times. Blaine is the former head coach of the University of Cincinnati club hockey team.

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Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1968–69 Dauphin Kings MJHL 33 15 19 34 100
1969–70 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 59 19 20 39 161
1970–71 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 35 26 24 50 96
1971–72 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 68 60 66 126 121
1972–73 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 66 58 60 118 86
1973–74 Hershey Bears AHL 47 23 17 40 35
1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 5 6 11 8
1974–75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 78 23 14 37 24 7 4 2 6 2
1975–76 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 30 14 22 36 24 4 0 0 0 2
1975–76 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 6 11 17 8
1976–77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 81 52 52 104 39 4 0 3 3 2
1977–78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 30 6 13 19 36
1977–78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 47 13 13 26 28
1978–79 Indianapolis Racers WHA 25 9 9 18 16
1978–79 New England Whalers WHA 36 9 3 12 2 7 4 3 7 4
1979–80 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 56 44 100 16 1 0 0 0 0
1980–81 Hartford Whalers NHL 71 43 30 73 56
1981–82 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 52 39 91 57
1982–83 Hartford Whalers NHL 72 45 31 76 27
1983–84 Hartford Whalers NHL 54 23 14 37 4
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 14 5 2 7 4
1984–85 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 60 25 25 45 35
1987–88 Asiago HC Italy 15 10 16 26 2
NHL totals 526 258 191 449 204 8 4 2 6 2

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Preceded by
Greg Polis
Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Pierre Larouche
Preceded by
Mike Bossy
NHL Goal Leader
1980

(tied with Danny Gare and Charlie Simmer)

Succeeded by
Mike Bossy