Larry Goodenough

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Larry Goodenough
Born (1953-01-19) January 19, 1953 (age 62)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1973
Philadelphia Flyers
WHA Draft 15th overall, 1973
Chicago Cougars
Playing career 1973–1983

Lawrence J. "Izzy"[1] Goodenough (born January 19, 1953) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks. He won the Stanley Cup with Philadelphia in 1975.

Playing career[edit]

Goodenough was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second-round (20th overall) of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.[2] He spent most of his first two professional seasons with the Richmond Robins, the Flyers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.[3] He was called up to the Flyers late in the 1974–75 season[3] and paired with Ted Harris.[4] Goodenough got his name engraved on the Stanley Cup as the Flyers won their second consecutive championship, defeating the Buffalo Sabres 4–2 in the Stanley Cup Finals. Goodenough played in games four and five of the series,[5] assisting on two second period goals in the latter.[6]

The 1975–76 season was Goodenough's best NHL season, recording career highs across the board. He scored 8 goals and assisted on 34 others for a total of 42 points in 77 games.[2] He also finished with a plus-minus of +45.[2] The Flyers returned to the Finals but were swept by the Montreal Canadiens in four games. Goodenough played in all 16 Flyers playoff games and set a then NHL rookie record for most points in a playoff season (14).[4]

Midway through the 1976–77 season, the Flyers traded Goodenough and Jack McIlhargey to the Vancouver Canucks for Bob Dailey.[2] He split the next three seasons between Vancouver and the Central Hockey League (CHL), seeing his last NHL action during the 1979–80 season.[2] He signed with the Los Angeles Kings in October 1980[2] and spent a successful 1980–81 season with their International Hockey League (IHL) affiliate, the Saginaw Gears, winning the Turner Cup. Goodenough was awarded the Governor's Trophy as the league's most outstanding defenceman and was named to the IHL First All-Star Team.[3]

After spending the 1981–82 season in the AHL with the New Haven Nighthawks, the Kings traded him along with a 1984 third-round draft pick to the Chicago Black Hawks for Terry Ruskowski.[2] Goodenough played the rest of the 1982–83 season with the Binghamton Whalers and retired following the season.[3]

Post-playing career[edit]

Goodenough is currently Hockey Director at the Bucks County Ice Sports Center[7] where he conducts clinics and classes to train young hockey players. He conducts skating, defense, shooting, passing, stickhandling and checking clinics weekly. He also administers and coaches the in-house youth program. In the summers, Goodenough and Frank Reago (owner of Frank's Hockey House[8]) conduct summer camps for kids looking to enhance their knowledge of the game and to have fun.[1]

Goodenough participated in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game at Citizens Bank Park.

Goodenough lives outside of Chalfont, Pennsylvania.

Awards and honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71 Toronto Marlboros OHA 1 0 0 0 0
1971–72 Toronto Marlboros OHA 62 3 35 38 61 10 2 6 8 10
1972–73 London Knights OHA 59 15 51 66 153 10 2 7 9 10
1973–74 Richmond Robins AHL 75 11 22 33 54 5 2 2 4 0
1974–75 Richmond Robins AHL 57 10 40 50 76
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 3 9 12 0 5 0 4 4 2
1975–76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 8 34 42 83 16 3 11 14 6
1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 32 4 13 17 21
1976–77 Vancouver Canucks NHL 30 2 4 6 27
1977–78 Vancouver Canucks NHL 42 1 6 7 28
1977–78 Tulsa Oilers CHL 32 5 18 23 26 5 0 3 3 11
1978–79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 36 4 9 13 18 1 0 0 0 2
1978–79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 31 3 16 19 23
1979–80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 0 2 2 2
1979–80 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 73 4 34 38 55
1980–81 Houston Apollos CHL 13 2 3 5 2
1980–81 Saginaw Gears IHL 54 10 43 53 32 13 1 12 13 20
1981–82 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 76 3 27 30 60 2 0 1 1 9
1982–83 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1982–83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 58 1 15 16 36 3 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 242 22 77 99 179 22 3 15 18 10
AHL totals 267 25 104 129 226 10 2 3 5 11
CHL totals 149 14 71 85 106 5 0 3 3 11
OHA totals 121 18 86 104 214 21 4 13 17 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Izzy Goodenough Hockey School". Franks Hockey Heaven. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Larry Goodenough at Hockey-Reference.com, Retrieved 2010-01-08
  3. ^ a b c d Larry Goodenough's biography at Legends of Hockey, Retrieved 2010-01-08
  4. ^ a b "1973 NHL Amateur Draft -- Larry Goodenough". Hockey Draft Central. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Flyers History - Game by Game Playoff Player Stats". P. Anson. Flyers History. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Flyers History - Philadelphia Flyer Game Summary". P. Anson. Flyers History. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  7. ^ "Buck County Ice Sports Center". Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  8. ^ "Frank's Hockey House". Retrieved 2011-09-21. 

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