Tim Hunter (ice hockey)

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Tim Hunter
Tim Hunter.jpg
Born (1960-09-10) September 10, 1960 (age 53)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Calgary Flames
Quebec Nordiques
Vancouver Canucks
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 54th overall, 1979
Atlanta Flames
Playing career 1981–1997

Timothy Robert Hunter (born September 10, 1960 in Calgary, Alberta) is an assistant coach for the Washington Capitals of the NHL and a former player. Chosen in the 3rd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft (#54 overall) by the then Atlanta Flames, Hunter went on to a 16-year career with the Calgary Flames, Quebec Nordiques, Vancouver Canucks, and San Jose Sharks. He most recently served as an assistant coach with the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing career[edit]

Hunter was on the Flames' 1989 Stanley Cup championship team, and also appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1986 with Calgary and in 1994 with Vancouver. During his playing days, Hunter was known for his fierce style of play, ranking him among hockey's unwritten list of elite enforcers during the 1980s and 1990s. He also was a quality defensive player and penalty killer.

Coaching career[edit]

Tim Hunter was named as an assistant coach for the Washington Capitals on July 23, 1997, and remained in that position until July 15, 2002. He was named as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks on December 6, 2002, and remained in that position through the 2007-08 season. He was named as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 22, 2008. He was relieved of his position as assistant coach of the Leafs on June 20, 2011. He was hired as assistant coach of the Capitals again on July 23, 2012.

NHL awards and honours[edit]

  • NHL Bud Man of the Year (nominee)
  • NHL Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2-time nominee)
  • NHL King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2-time nominee)
  • Calgary Flames Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award (Winner)
  • NHL penalty-minutes leader: 1986-87 (Calgary - 361 PIM), 1988-89 (Calgary - 375 PIM)
  • NHL Playoffs penalty-minutes leader: 1983 (Calgary - 70 PIM)
  • Calgary Flames team record: Most career penalty minutes (2,405)
  • Calgary Flames team record: Most penalty minutes in one season (375 in 1988-89)
  • Calgary Flames team record: Most penalty minutes in one playoff year (108 in 1986)
  • Tim Hunter currently ranks eighth on the NHL's all-time penalty minute leaders list with 3,142.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 Seattle Breakers WCHL 3 1 2 3 4
1978–79 Seattle Breakers WHL 70 8 41 49 300
1979–80 Seattle Breakers WHL 72 14 53 67 311 12 1 2 3 41
1980–81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 58 3 5 8 236
1980–81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 17 0 0 0 62 6 0 1 1 45
1981–82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 55 4 12 16 222
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 9
1982–83 Colorado Flames CHL 46 5 12 17 225
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 16 1 0 1 54 9 1 0 1 70
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 43 4 4 8 130 7 0 0 0 21
1984–85 Calgary Flames NHL 71 11 11 22 259 4 0 0 0 24
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 66 8 7 15 291 19 0 3 3 108
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 73 6 15 21 357 6 0 0 0 51
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 68 8 5 13 337 9 4 0 4 32
1988–89 Calgary Flames NHL 75 3 9 12 375 19 0 4 4 32
1989–90 Calgary Flames NHL 67 2 3 5 279 6 0 0 0 4
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 34 5 2 7 143 7 0 0 0 10
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 30 1 3 4 167
1992–93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 48 5 3 8 94
1992–93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 26 0 4 4 99 11 0 0 0 26
1993–94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 56 3 4 7 171 24 0 0 0 26
1994–95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 34 3 2 5 120 11 0 0 0 22
1995–96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 60 2 0 2 122
1996–97 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 0 4 4 135
NHL totals 815 62 76 138 3142 132 5 7 12 426

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