Greg Tebbutt

Gregory A. "Truck" Tebbutt (born May 11, 1957) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player with the Quebec Nordiques and Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 1980s. A defenceman, he was a rugged enforcer in his own end who also put up solid offensive numbers in junior and the minors.

Greg Tebbutt
Born (1957-05-11) May 11, 1957 (age 63)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 243 lb (110 kg; 17 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Birmingham Bulls (WHA)
Quebec Nordiques
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 130th overall, 1977
Minnesota North Stars
WHA Draft 49th overall, 1977
Birmingham Bulls
Playing career 1977–1988

Playing careerEdit

Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Tebbutt played junior with the Victoria Cougars, Flin Flon Bombers and Regina Pats in the WCJHL, from 1975 to 1978. He was drafted 130th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1977. After scoring 28 goals for the Flin Flon Bombers in 1977-78, Tebbutt split the next year between the Binghamton Dusters and the World Hockey Association (WHA) Birmingham Bulls.[1]

Following the WHA/NHL merger, Tebbutt was claimed on waivers by the Nordiques. Apart from his two-game stint in the NHL he was a solid minor leaguer for the next four years and topped the 20-goal mark twice. In July, 1983, Tebbutt signed with Pittsburgh and played 24 games in the 1983–84 season. Following this he returned to the minors before retiring. During the mid-1980s he reached the 200 penalty minute mark and scored 20 goals in three straight seasons in the IHL. Tebbutt's last season was in 1987–88 with the Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Victoria Cougars WCHL 51 3 4 7 217 15 2 0 2 43
1976–77 Victoria Cougars WCHL 29 7 12 19 98
1976–77 Regina Pats WCHL 40 8 17 25 138
1977–78 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 55 28 46 74 270 15 11 17 28 45
1978–79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 33 8 9 17 50
1978–79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 38 2 5 7 83
1979–80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 2 0 1 1 4
1979–80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 14 2 3 5 35
1979–80 Erie Blades EHL-Pro 48 20 53 73 138 9 11 12 23 32
1980–81 Erie Blades EHL-Pro 35 16 37 53 93 8 0 12 12 28
1981–82 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 49 13 34 47 148 9 3 1 4 16
1982–83 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 80 28 56 84 140
1983–84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 0 2 2 31
1983–84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 44 12 42 54 125 10 0 6 6 20
1984–85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 2 0 0 0 4
1984–85 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 73 23 55 78 220 17 3 9 12 87
1985–86 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 77 20 49 69 226 5 0 3 3 8
1986–87 Saginaw Generals IHL 81 27 59 86 215 8 6 5 11 34
1987–88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 24 1 14 15 72
NHL totals 26 0 3 3 35
AHL totals 197 51 124 175 426 10 0 6 6 20
IHL totals 280 83 197 280 809 39 12 18 30 145

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greg Tebbutt hockey statistics & profile at hockeydb.com". hockeydb.com. Retrieved August 6, 2010.

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