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Tom Bladon

Tom Bladon
Born (1952-12-29) December 29, 1952
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
Winnipeg Jets
Detroit Red Wings
AHL
Adirondack Red Wings
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1972
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1972–1981

Thomas George "Bomber" Bladon (born December 29, 1952) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings. He won the Stanley Cup with the Flyers in 1974 and 1975. He currently lives in Alberta, where he owns a Tim Hortons.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
  • Career statistics 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Playing career

He is best remembered for the game played on December 11, 1977, against the Cleveland Barons, in which he scored four goals and added four assists, becoming the first defenceman[1] and only the fourth person in NHL history to record eight points (a feat accomplished only 15 times by 11 other players) in an NHL game. His plus/minus of +10 in that game is also an NHL record. Bladon's heavy slapshot from the point was a fixture of the Flyer's championship teams from the 1970s.

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL 66 13 25 38 124
1971–72 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL 65 11 44 55 90
1972–73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 11 31 42 26 11 0 4 4 2
1973–74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 12 22 34 37 16 4 6 10 25
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 9 20 29 54 13 1 3 4 12
1975–76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 14 23 37 68 16 2 6 8 14
1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 10 43 53 39 10 1 3 4 4
1977–78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 11 24 35 57 12 0 2 2 11
1978–79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 4 23 27 64 7 0 4 4 2
1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 57 2 6 8 35 1 0 1 1 0
1980–81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 41 3 15 18 28 18 3 3 6 16
1980–81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1980–81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 9 0 5 5 10
1980–81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 610 73 197 270 392 86 8 29 37 70

References

  1. ^ Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.27, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
  • Tom Bladon Sets Defenseman Record


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