Morris Stefaniw

Morris Alexander Stefaniw (born January 10, 1948) is a former professional ice hockey centreman. During the 1972–73 season, he appeared in 13 games for the NHL's Atlanta Flames. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, his lone NHL goal was the first goal in Flames' history and the first goal in the history of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during a 3–2 victory over the New York Islanders on October 7, 1972.[1]

Morris Stefaniw
Born (1948-01-10) January 10, 1948 (age 73)
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Atlanta Flames
Playing career 1964–1976

After his stint with the Flames, they sent him down to the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the American Hockey League, the top farm club of the Montreal Canadiens, where he teamed up with Yvon Lambert (left wing) and Tony Featherstone (right wing), to become one of the most productive scoring lines in American Hockey League history.[citation needed] The three players combined for 131 goals and 177 assists, for 308 points, in the 1972–73 regular season, and 27 goals and 39 assists, for 66 points, in just 13 playoff games. The three players finished 1 (Lambert 104 points), 2 (Featherstone 103 points, 3 (Stefaniw 101 points) in the AHL scoring race that season. For a number of years, his 71 assists from that year was the team record.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1964–65 Estevan Bruins SJHL 54 52 44 96 0
1965–66 Estevan Bruins SJHL
1966–67 Estevan Bruins CMJHL 55 36 58 94 44
1967–68 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 37 11 15 26 11
1967–68 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 17 8 0 8 2 4 0 0 0 2
1968–69 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 68 12 15 27 50
1969–70 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 72 7 22 29 33
1970–71 Omaha Knights CHL 70 19 41 60 98 11 7 9 16 6
1971–72 Providence Reds AHL 70 11 20 31 16 5 3 3 6 12
1972–73 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 64 30 71 101 80 13 8 17 25 12
1972–73 Atlanta Flames NHL 13 1 1 2 2
1973–74 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 27 3 12 15 42
1973–74 Albuquerque Six-Guns CHL 41 7 22 29 24
1974–75 Baltimore Clippers AHL 46 11 18 29 50
1974–75 Johnstown Jets NAHL 17 1 5 6 6
1975–76 Baltimore Clippers AHL 76 7 39 46 48
NHL totals 13 1 1 2 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Weekes, Don (2004). The Unofficial Guide To Even More Of Hockey's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. pp. 240. ISBN 9781553650621.

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