Larry Playfair

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Larry Playfair
Born (1958-06-23) June 23, 1958 (age 56)
Fort St. James, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 13th overall, 1978
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1978–1990

Larry William Playfair (born June 23, 1958 in Fort St. James, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player with a reputation as a hard-working, pugnacious defender.[citation needed] He played for the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings over the course of his career, and has worked as a color analyst for Sabres television broadcasts, since his 1990 retirement due to chronic back problems.[1] His younger brother Jim Playfair shares a lot of the same characteristics - both were drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft (Larry in 1978 and Jim in 1982), and both played junior hockey for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League.[2] However, Larry played 688 career NHL games; Jim a mere 21.

Playfair currently lives on Grand Island, New York. He is also the president of the Sabres Alumni Association.[3]

Career statistics[edit]


                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1974-75  Langley Lords               BCJHL   0    0    0    0    0
1974-75  Kamloops Chiefs             WCHL    1    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1975-76  Langley Lords               BCJHL   0    0    0    0    0
1975-76  Kamloops Chiefs             WCHL   --   --   --   --   --   3   0   0   0   0
1976-77  Portland Winter Hawks       WCHL   65    2   17   19  199   8   0   0   0   4
1977-78  Portland Winter Hawks       WCHL   71   13   19   32  402   8   0   2   2  58
1978-79  Hershey Bears               AHL    45    0   12   12  148  --  --  --  --  --
1978-79  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    26    0    3    3   60  --  --  --  --  --
1979-80  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    79    2   10   12  145  14   0   2   2  29
1980-81  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    75    3    9   12  169   8   0   0   0  26
1981-82  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    77    6   10   16  258   4   0   0   0  22
1982-83  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    79    4   13   17  180   5   0   1   1  11
1983-84  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    76    5   11   16  209   3   0   0   0   0
1984-85  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    72    3   14   17  157   5   0   3   3   9
1985-86  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    47    1    2    3  100  --  --  --  --  --
1985-86  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    14    0    1    1   28  --  --  --  --  --
1986-87  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    37    2    7    9  181  --  --  --  --  --
1987-88  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    54    0    7    7  197   3   0   0   0  14
1988-89  Los Angeles Kings           NHL     6    0    3    3   16  --  --  --  --  --
1988-89  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    42    0    3    3  110   1   0   0   0   0
1989-90  Buffalo Sabres              NHL     4    0    1    1    2  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        688   26   94  120 1812  43   0   6   6 111

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larry Playfair". Greatest Hockey Legends.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Hockey Goon: Larry Playfair". Hockey Goon.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  3. ^ "A Letter from Larry Playfair...". Sabres Alumni.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 

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Preceded by
Ric Seiling
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
1978
Succeeded by
Mike Ramsey