Jocelyn Hardy

Jocelyn Joseph Hardy (December 5, 1945 – February 19, 2021) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 210 games in the World Hockey Association and 63 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Chicago Cougars, California Golden Seals, Cleveland Crusaders, San Diego Mariners, and Indianapolis Racers. He died as result of complications from a heart attack on February 19, 2021, at the age of 75.[1]

Jocelyn Hardy
Born (1945-12-05)December 5, 1945
Kénogami, Quebec, Canada
Died February 19, 2021(2021-02-19) (aged 75)
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for California Golden Seals
Cleveland Crusaders
Chicago Cougars
Indianapolis Racers
San Diego Mariners
Playing career 1966–1978

After leaving the WHA, Hardy became a player-coach with the Beauce Jaros of the North American Hockey League. Hardy was the league's top scorer and most valuable player during the 1975–76 season.[2] During that season he became the first professional player to score over 200 points in a season, finishing with 208.[2]

Subsequent coaching duties included the Binghamton Dusters, Shawinigan Cataractes, and Beauport Harfangs.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1964–65 Jonquière Marquis QJHL
1965–66 Jonquière Marquis QJHL
1966–67 New Haven Blades EHL 72 28 51 79 77
1967–68 Victoriaville Tigres QHL 41 13 23 36 39 12 4 8 12 4
1968–69 Victoriaville Tigres QHL 45 25 54 79 75
1969–70 Oakland Seals NHL 23 5 4 9 20 4 0 0 0 0
1969–70 Providence Reds AHL 46 11 27 38 44
1969–70 Seattle Totems WHL 2 1 0 1 4
1970–71 California Golden Seals NHL 40 4 10 14 31
1971–72 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 65 18 42 60 105 15 3 7 10 20
1972–73 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 72 17 33 50 80 7 0 2 2 0
1973–74 Chicago Cougars WHA 77 24 35 59 55 17 4 8 12 13
1974–75 Chicago Cougars WHA 17 1 6 7 8
1974–75 Long Island Cougars NAHL 4 1 2 3 2
1974–75 Indianapolis Racers WHA 32 2 17 19 36
1974–75 San Diego Mariners WHA 12 2 3 5 22 3 0 0 0 0
1975–76 Beauce Jaros NAHL 72 60 148 208 98 14 4 24 28 44
1976–77 Beauce Jaros NAHL 22 7 36 43 30
1976–77 Broome Dusters NAHL 28 22 28 50 19 8 2 8 10 6
1977–78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 73 24 63 87 56
WHA totals 210 46 94 140 201 27 4 10 14 13
NHL totals 63 9 14 23 51 4 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Décès de l'ancien joueur de hockey Joe Hardy (in French)
  2. ^ a b "1975-76 NAHL League Leaders". hockeydb.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2007. Retrieved August 6, 2009.

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