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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 62)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 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.

ReferencesEdit

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

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