December 9, 1945 |
Stratford, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
Lynn Nicholas Libett (born December 9, 1945 in Stratford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He played 12 years in the National Hockey League as a left winger for the Detroit Red Wings (1967–79) and Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–1981). In 982 career games, he scored 504 points, and was captain of the Red Wings.
Before advancing to the NHL, Libett played junior hockey with the Hamilton Red Wings from 1962 to 1966, and began his professional hockey career with the Memphis Wings (1965–67) and Fort Worth Wings (1967-68).
Libett made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1967-68 season. He was a starter at left wing for Detroit for 11 consecutive seasons from 1968-69 through the 1978-79 season. He led the NHL in games played four times, scored at least 20 goals six times, averaged over 50 points a season from 1971 to 1975, represented Detroit in the 1977 NHL All-Star Game, and finished seventh in the voting for the Frank J. Selke Trophy during the 1978-79 season. He played in the playoffs only twice in his twelve seasons with the Red Wings.
On August 3, 1979, Libett was traded by the Red Wings to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Pete Mahovlich. He played two season with the Penguins, retiring after the 1980-81 season at age 35.
Regular season and playoffs
|1962–63||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA-Jr.||32||1||4||5||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|1963–64||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA-Jr.||49||23||19||42||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|1964–65||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA-Jr.||51||24||37||61||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|1965–66||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA-Jr.||42||22||22||44||39||5||2||1||3||6|
|1967–68||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||22||2||1||3||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||San Diego Gulls||WHL||10||4||2||6||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||Fort Worth Wings||CPHL||40||11||28||39||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1968–69||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||75||10||14||24||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|1969–70||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||76||20||20||40||39||4||2||0||2||2|
|1970–71||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||78||16||13||29||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||77||31||22||53||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|1972–73||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||78||19||34||53||56||—||—||—||—||—|
|1973–74||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||67||24||24||48||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||80||23||28||51||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|1975–76||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||80||20||26||46||71||—||—||—||—||—|
|1976–77||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||80||14||27||41||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||80||23||22||45||46||7||3||1||4||0|
|1978–79||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||68||15||19||34||20||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Nick Libett NHL Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
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