Al Osborne

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Al Osborne
Born (1947-03-08) March 8, 1947 (age 70)
Weston, Ontario
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Buffalo Bisons(AHL)
Salem Rebels(EHL)
NHL Draft 1st Round (4th overall), 1963
New York Rangers
Playing career 1967–1977

Al Osborne (born 8 March 1947 in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional Canadian ice hockey player who was selected in the first round (4th overall) of the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft.

Osborne was a 16-year-old playing junior B hockey in the Weston, Ontario when he was selected fourth overall by the New York Rangers in the first ever NHL amateur draft.[1] He played three seasons (1964–67) in the Ontario Hockey Association with the Toronto Marlboros before turning professional with the Omaha Knights for the 1967-68 season in the Central Professional Hockey League. He split the following season playing in both the American Hockey League and the Eastern Hockey League where he played with the Buffalo Bisons and Salem Rebels respectively.

Osborne continued to play Senior ice hockey the next eight seasons (1969–77) in the OHA Senior A League where he suited up with the Orillia Terriers, Brantford Foresters, Cambridge Hornets, and Brantford Alexanders.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1964–65 Toronto Marlboros OHA 53 14 14 28 0
1965–66 Toronto Marlboros OHA 34 4 14 18 59
1966–67 Toronto Marlboros OHA 36 10 5 15 30
1967–68 Omaha Knights CPHL 64 5 7 12 39 -- -- -- -- --
1968–69 Buffalo Bisons AHL 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1968–69 Salem Rebels EHL 48 28 37 65 38 -- -- -- -- --
1969–70 Orillia Terriers OHASr N/A 24 21 45 49
1970–71 Orillia Terriers OHASr N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1971–72 Orillia Terriers OHASr 40 20 24 44 35
1972–73 Brantford Foresters OHASr 4 4 4 8 13
1973–74 Brantford Foresters OHASr 24 6 6 12 16
1974–75 Brantford Foresters OHASr 39 19 27 46 52
1975–76 Cambridge Hornets OHASr 43 7 22 29 26
1976–77 Brantford Alexanders OHASr 34 15 16 31 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holland, Dave (2003). Total NHL: The Ultimate Source on the National Hockey League. D. Diamond and Associates. p. 369. ISBN 0-920445-86-1. 

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Preceded by
None
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1963
Succeeded by
Bob Graham