Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy Burridge
Left-winger Randy Burridge played over 700 NHL games for four different clubs in the 1980s and '90s. He was at his best in Boston where his relentless forechecking and consistent work ethic suited the small confines of the Garden.

The native of Fort Erie, Ontario, played junior B with the local Meteors before joining OHL's Peterborough Petes in 1983-84. After scoring 49 goals in 1984-85, he was chosen 157th overall by the Boston Bruins at the Entry Draft. Burridge began the next year in junior before he was summoned by the Bruins. He scored 42 points in 52 games and impressed with a +17 plus/minus rating. He spent two-thirds of the 1986-87 season with the AHL's Moncton Golden Flames before he was ready for full time duty in the NHL.

The hard working forward thrived while forechecking in the tight corners of the Boston Garden. He was an asset on the both specialty teams and was often on the ice for critical face-offs. Burridge was also proficient in the post-season and helped Boston reach the Stanley Cup final in 1988 and 1990.

Following the 1990-91 season, Boston traded Burridge to the Washington Capitals for Stephen Leach. The industrious winger was enjoying a career season with 67 points in 66 games when he was knocked out of the lineup with a shoulder separation. Burridge lost most of the 1992-93 season to injuries then bounced back with 25 goals in 1993-94. He later played for the LA Kings and Buffalo Sabres, helping the latter reach the second round of the playoffs in 1997. He retired in 1998 after playing 30 games for Buffalo and a handful with the AHL's Rochester Americans.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Fort Erie Meteors ON-Jr.B 35 12 24 36 4
1982-83 Fort Erie Meteors ON-Jr.B 42 32 56 88 32
1983-84 Peterborough Petes OHL 55 6 7 13 44 8 3 2 5 7
1984-85 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 49 57 106 88 17 9 16 25 18
1985-86 Peterborough Petes OHL 17 15 11 26 23 3 1 3 4 2
1985-86 Boston Bruins NHL 52 17 25 42 28 +17 3 0 4 4 12
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1986-87 Boston Bruins NHL 23 1 4 5 16 -6 2 1 0 1 2
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 47 26 41 67 139 3 1 2 3 30
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 79 27 28 55 105 0 23 2 10 12 16
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 80 31 30 61 39 +19 10 5 2 7 6
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 63 17 15 32 47 +9 21 4 11 15 14
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 62 15 13 28 40 +17 19 0 3 3 39
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 66 23 44 67 50 -4 2 0 1 1 0
1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 0 0 0 +1 4 1 0 1 0
1992-93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 2 0 1 1 2
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 78 25 17 42 73 -1 11 0 2 2 12
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1994-95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 38 4 15 19 8 -4
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 25 33 58 30 0
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 10 21 31 20 +17 12 5 1 6 2
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 30 4 6 10 0 0
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 6 0 1 1 19 +2 1 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 25 7 12 19 8 -6
1998-99 Hannover Scorpions Germany 14 7 6 13 35
NHL Totals 706 199 251 450 458 107 18 34 52 103


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1992) Traded to Washington by Boston for Stephen Leach, June 21, 1991.
Missed majority of 1992-93 due to knee injury in training camp, September 5, 1992. Traded to Los Angeles by Washington for Warren Rychel, February 10, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, October 5, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Las Vegas (IHL), October 15, 1998. Signed as a free agent by EHC Hannover (Germany) after release by Las Vegas (IHL), January 19, 1999.
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