Greg Malone (ice hockey)

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Greg Malone
Born (1956-03-08) March 8, 1956 (age 58)
Chatham, NB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Hartford Whalers
Quebec Nordiques
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1976
Pittsburgh Penguins
WHA Draft 76th overall, 1976
Indianapolis Racers
Playing career 1976–1987

William Gregory Malone (born March 8, 1956) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey Centre who is currently a scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Career[edit]

Malone was a scoring star in Fredericton, New Brunswick before moving on to the Oshawa Generals of the OHA. After recording consecutive 30-goal seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected him in the second round, 19th overall in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to spend the majority of his career with the Penguins followed by three productive years with the Hartford Whalers. Malone was traded from Hartford to the Quebec Nordiques for Wayne Babych but never produced with his new team and retired in 1987. Overall, he had a productive NHL career, scoring a total of 501 points (191 goals and 310 assists) in 704 career games.

A year after his retirement, then general manager Tony Esposito hired Malone to the Penguins' scouting staff. He won 2 Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992 when he was serving as the head scout for the team. Greg Malone was the Chief Scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins until the offseason in 2006 when he became a scout with the Phoenix Coyotes. His younger brother Jim Malone was a first round pick of the New York Rangers. He is the father of the current New York Rangers forward Ryan Malone and uncle of Carolina Hurricanes forward Brad Malone. He is also uncle of the MJAHL's Miramichi Timberwolves current captain Brett Malone.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1973–74 Oshawa Generals OHA 62 11 45 56 63
1974–75 Oshawa Generals OHA 68 37 41 78 86
1975–76 Oshawa Generals OHA 61 36 36 72 75
1976–77 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 18 19 37 43 3 1 1 2 2
1977–78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 18 43 61 80
1978–79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 35 30 65 52 7 0 1 1 10
1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 19 32 51 46
1980–81 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 21 29 50 68 5 2 3 5 16
1981–82 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 15 24 39 125 3 0 0 0 4
1982–83 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 17 44 61 82
1983–84 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 17 37 54 56
1984–85 Hartford Whalers NHL 76 22 39 61 67
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL 22 6 7 13 24
1985–86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 27 3 5 8 18 1 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Fredericton Express AHL 49 13 22 35 50
1986–87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 704 191 310 501 661 20 3 5 8 32

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References[edit]

Legends of Hockey [1] Retrieved 13 Oct. 2006.