Rod Seiling

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Rod Seiling
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Seiling c. 1962 at St. Michael's College
Born (1944-11-14) November 14, 1944 (age 72)
Elmira, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Rochester Americans
Baltimore Clippers
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
St. Louis Blues
Atlanta Flames
National team  Canada
Playing career 1962–1979

Rodney Albert Seiling (born November 14, 1944) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1962, Seiling played only one game with the Leafs and spent most of his time in the minors. The next year he would participate with the Canadian hockey team that played in the 1964 Winter Olympics. He would also be traded to the New York Rangers where he would remain for the next decade, except for a brief time when he was claimed by the St. Louis Blues in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft but was immediately traded back to the Rangers. His defensive abilities eventually helped guide the Rangers to the finals in 1972. He was a member of the Canadian team in the 1972 Summit Series.

In 1974, he was claimed on waivers by the Washington Capitals, but after appearing in just one game with the Capitals he was traded to the Maple Leafs. Seiling would also play for the Blues and Atlanta Flames before retiring at the end of the 1978–79 NHL season. In 2006, Seiling was appointed Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission, a position he still holds today. In 2009, Seiling was ranked No. 41 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1960–61 St. Michael's Buzzers MetJHL
1960–61 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
1961–62 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 31 24 26 50 14 4 2 1 3 0
1961–62 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 5 2 2 4 11
1962–63 Neil McNeil Maroons MetJL 38 29 48 77 32 10 4 10 14 14
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1962–63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 3 2 2 4 0
1962–63 Rochester Americans AHL 1 1 0 1 0
1962–63 Neil McNeil Maroons M-Cup 6 1 3 4 2
1963–64 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 41 13 54 67 74 9 5 14 19 14
1963–64 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1963–64 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1963–64 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 10 7 7 14 10
1964–65 New York Rangers NHL 68 4 22 26 44
1965–66 New York Rangers NHL 52 5 10 15 24
1965–66 Minnesota Rangers CPHL 13 3 5 8 4
1966–67 New York Rangers NHL 12 1 1 2 6
1966–67 Baltimore Clippers AHL 46 10 20 30 38 9 2 2 4 14
1967–68 New York Rangers NHL 71 5 11 16 44 6 1 1 2 4
1968–69 New York Rangers NHL 73 4 17 21 73 4 1 0 1 2
1969–70 New York Rangers NHL 76 5 21 26 68 2 0 0 0 0
1970–71 New York Rangers NHL 68 5 22 27 34 13 1 0 1 12
1971–72 New York Rangers NHL 78 5 36 41 62 16 1 4 5 10
1972–73 New York Rangers NHL 72 9 33 42 36
1973–74 New York Rangers NHL 68 7 23 30 32 13 0 2 2 19
1974–75 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1974–75 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1974–75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 5 12 17 40 7 0 0 0 0
1975–76 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 77 3 16 19 46 10 0 1 1 6
1976–77 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 3 26 29 36 4 0 0 0 2
1977–78 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 1 11 12 40
1978–79 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 1 1 4
1978–79 Atlanta Flames NHL 36 0 4 4 12 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 979 62 269 331 601 77 4 8 12 55

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1964 Canada OLY 7 4 2 6 6
1972 Canada SS 3 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 10 4 2 6 6

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