18. Randy Carlyle

When most people think of Randy Carlyle these days, they likely think of his coaching, which included helping the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a Stanley Cup in 2006.  What many people forget is that he was one solid hockey player who once won the Norris Trophy, an award he collected as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Carlyle arrived in Pittsburgh as what would be a steal from the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Defenseman broke out in the early 80s and in 1980-81, would have the season of his life.  He would post a career-high of 83 Points and won the Norris as mentioned earlier Trophy.  While Carlyle never made another post-season All-Star, he followed up his Norris win with a 75 Point and 56 Point season, respectively.  Midway through the nest campaign, he would be traded to the Winnipeg Jets.

As a Penguin, Randy Carlyle would score 323 Points in 397 Games.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs with George Ferguson for Dave Burrows 6/14/78.
  • Departed: Traded to the Winnipeg Jets for Winnipeg’s 1984 1st Round Pick (which would be Doug Bodger) and Future Considerations (which would be Moe Mantha) 5/1/84.
  • Games Played: 397
  • Notable Statistics: 66 Goals
    257 Assists
    323 Points
    582 PIM
    0.81 PPG
    -100 Plus/Minus
    35.7 Point Shares
    14 Points in 22 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Norris Trophy (1981)
    First Team All-Star (1981)
    All-Star (1981 & 1982)

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