September 14, 1950 |
Nanton, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers
Orest Michael Kindrachuk (born September 14, 1950) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre of Ukrainian descent, who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. His parents were Ukrainian immigrants and his first language was Ukrainian.
A solid defensive-minded centre, Kindrachuk signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers in July 1971 and became an important part of the Flyers team as he helped guide them to win Stanley Cups as a rookie in 1974 as well as 1975. "Little O" Kindrachuk spent much of his time in Philadelphia centering Dave "The Hammer" Schultz and Don "Big Bird" Saleski on the team's third line. He played for the Flyers for 6 seasons.
Kindrachuk was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to the 1978–79 NHL season, where he would play for three seasons as the team's captain. He signed with the Washington Capitals in 1981, but would only play 4 games before he was forced to retire due by injuries.
Life after hockey
|1971–72||San Diego Gulls||WHL||61||18||36||54||77||4||1||1||2||0|
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Orest Kindrachuk's biography at Greatest Hockey Legends
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