Craig Redmond

Craig Sanford Redmond (born September 22, 1965) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 191 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings.

Craig Redmond
Born (1965-09-22) September 22, 1965 (age 54)
Dawson Creek, BC, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1984
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1984–1989

BiographyEdit

Redmond was born in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 1978 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from the Fraser Valley.[1]

Prior to playing pro hockey, Redmond played junior hockey in the BCJHL, where he finished fourth in scoring as a 16-year old defenseman, setting a record for points by a defenseman. He became an all-WCHA defenceman at the University of Denver as a 17-year-old freshman where he set an all-time school season points record for a defenceman in 1983. He played the following season for the Canadian Olympic Team in 1984.[citation needed].

Redmond was rated as the 4th best prospect by the NHL Central Scouting ratings, and was selected 6th overall in the 1984 NHL draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He signed with Los Angeles and played regularly for two seasons, but a knee injury and inconsistent defensive play led to him being sent to the minors part way through his third season. When he was sent to the minors again in 1987 he refused to report, and was eventually traded to Edmonton. Edmonton also sent him to the minors, and he retired following the season at age 25.

Redmond is a part of the famous Redmond family in hockey, including Mickey Redmond, and Dick Redmond.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Grand Forks Border Bruins KIJHL
1980–81 Abbotsford Flyers BCHL 40 15 22 37
1981–82 Abbotsford Flyers BCHL 48 30 76 106 39
1982–83 University of Denver WCHA 34 16 38 54 44
1983–84 Canada Intl 62 12 11 23 42
1984–85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 6 33 39 57 3 1 0 1 2
1985–86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 6 18 24 57
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 1 7 8 8
1986–87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 5 2 2 4 8
1987–88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1988–89 Denver Rangers IHL 10 0 13 13 6
1988–89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 21 3 10 13 12
1988–89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 44 13 22 35 28
1995–96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 43 2 18 20 80
1995–96 Atlanta Knights IHL 25 0 5 5 18 3 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 191 16 68 84 134 3 1 0 1 2
AHL totals 92 17 42 59 116

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1984 Canada OG 7 2 0 2 4
1986 Canada WC 10 3 2 5 16
Senior totals 17 5 2 7 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-14.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Doug Smith
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
1984
Succeeded by
Craig Duncanson