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Position Left Wing
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams Edmonton Oilers
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Quebec Nordiques
New Jersey Devils
Nationality Canada
Born February 14, 1960(1960-02-14),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Died March 21 2009 (aged 49),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 90th overall, 1980
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1980 – 1995

Walter Michael Poddubny (February 14, 1960 – March 21, 2009) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and coach who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1981–1982 until 1991–1992.

Poddubny was drafted 90th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.[1] He played 468 career NHL games, scoring 184 goals and 238 assists for 422 points.

He was acquired by the New York Rangers for Mike Allison on August 18, 1986 in a trade considered to be Phil Esposito's best during his three years as the team's general manager.[2] Poddubny was the leading scorer in each of his only two Rangers campaigns, with 87 points (40 goals, 47 assists) in 1986–1987 and 88 (38 goals, 50 assists) the following season.[3][4] He was the recipient of the New York Rangers Fan Club's Frank Boucher Trophy for the most popular player on and off the ice in both years and the team's Most Valuable Player Award from the Professional Hockey Writers Association in 1987.[5]

After his career in the NHL, Poddubny coached several hockey teams including six seasons as head coach of the Anchorage Aces.

He died at the age of 49, after collapsing at his sister's house in Thunder Bay.[6][7] The cause of death was heart attack.

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Career statistics

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Ice hockey

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 20 11 11 22 12 -- -- -- -- --
1979–80 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 19 3 9 12 35
1979–80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 43 30 17 47 36
1980–81 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 5 4 2 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
1980–81 Wichita Wind CHL 70 21 29 50 207 11 1 6 7 26
1981–82 Wichita Wind CHL 60 35 46 81 79 -- -- -- -- --
1981–82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 3 4 7 8 -- -- -- -- --
1982–83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 28 31 59 71 4 3 1 4 0
1983–84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 11 14 25 48 -- -- -- -- --
1984–85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 8 5 7 12 10 -- -- -- -- --
1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 32 5 15 20 26 -- -- -- -- --
1985–86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 37 28 27 55 52 -- -- -- -- --
1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 12 22 34 25 9 4 1 5 4
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 75 40 47 87 49 6 0 0 0 8
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 77 38 50 88 76 -- -- -- -- --
1988–89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 72 38 37 75 107 -- -- -- -- --
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 2 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 33 4 10 14 28 -- -- -- -- --
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 14 4 6 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 7 1 2 3 6 -- -- -- -- --
1992–93 Bad Nauheim EC 2.GBun
1994–95 Worcester IceCats AHL 34 7 6 13 62 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 468 184 238 422 454 19 7 2 9 12

Roller hockey

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Las Vegas Flash RHI 19 21 26 47 32
1995 Orlando Rollergators RHI 10 7 10 17 12
RHI totals 29 28 36 64 44

Coaching

     
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pct Result
1994–95 Orlando Rollergators RHI Head Coach 23 7 16 0 0 0.304
1995–96 Daytona-Beach Breakers SHL Head Coach 60 33 20 7 0 0.608 Lost in round 1
1996–97 Anchorage Aces WCHL Head Coach 64 41 18 0 5 0.68 Lost in Finals
1997–98 Anchorage Aces WCHL Head Coach 64 36 20 0 8 0.625 Lost in round 2
1998–99 Anchorage Aces WCHL Head Coach 71 46 22 0 3 0.669 Lost in round 2
1999–00 Anchorage Aces WCHL Head Coach‡ 56 30 21 0 5 0.58
2000–01 Anchorage Aces WCHL Head Coach 72 27 41 0 4 0.403
2001–02 Anchorage Aces WCHL Head Coach‡ 40 9 26 0 5 0.287 Lost in round 1

‡ - Midseason Replacement

References

  1. 1980 NHL Entry Draft — The Internet Hockey Database.
  2. Kreiser, John & Friedman, Lou. The New York Rangers: Broadway's Longest-Running Hit. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing, 1996.
  3. 1986–87 New York Rangers (NHL) – The Internet Hockey Database.
  4. 1987–88 New York Rangers (NHL) – The Internet Hockey Database.
  5. New York Rangers 2000–2001 Media Guide.
  6. Former NHL player Walt Poddubny dies. The Associated Press (2009-03-21). Retrieved on 2009-03-21.
  7. Former NHLer Poddubny dies suddenly. Canadian Press (2009-03-21). Retrieved on 2009-03-21.
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Walt Poddubny. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

External links

  • Walt Michael Poddubny – Legends of Hockey.
  • Walt Poddubny – Hockey-Reference.com.
  • Walt Poddubny – The Internet Hockey Database.
  • Villagracia, Reuben. "Former NHLer passes away," The Chronicle Journal (Thunder Bay, Ontario), Sunday, March 22, 2009.

This article uses material from the "Walt Poddubny" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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