Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Greg Hawgood
Greg Hawgood played his junior hockey for the Kamloops Blazers, and did such a nice job of it that the WHL team retired his number 4 sweater. While playing for the Blazers, Hawgood took part in two Memorial Cup tournaments and represented Canada twice in the World Junior Championships. He was named to the WHL West First All-Star team in 1986, 1987, and 1988, and the WJC All-Star team in 1988, a year in which he was also named Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year.

It was at the end of the 1987-88 season that Hawgood made his first NHL appearance with the team that had drafted him 1986, the Boston Bruins. He played only briefly in the regular season and three playoff games with Boston, and scored his first NHL goal during that season's playoffs. He tallied his first regular season goal the following October; he would follow it up with 15 more and 24 assists in the 56 games he played for the Bruins that season.

Although he spent some of 1988-89 with the AHL Maine Mariners, he was a full time Bruin in 1989-90, seeing action in 77 regular season and 15 playoff games. The following season Hawgood spent time with four different teams: he was traded to Edmonton in October for Vladimir Ruzicka, and he played six games for the Oilers as well as 55 for the Cape Breton Oilers of the AHL. Hawgood also made brief appearances for the AHL Maine Mariners and HC Asiago in Italy. In 1991-92, he once again split his time between Edmonton and Cape Breton, notching 75 points in the minors and being named to the AHL All-Star team. The league also awarded him the Eddie Shore Award for Top Defenseman in the AHL. He was in the NHL all season in1992-93, playing 29 games for the Oilers before being traded to Philadelphia in January 1993.

The 1993-94 season was another busy year for Hawgood. He started the season with the Flyers, was traded to Florida in November, and was then traded to Pittsburgh in March. He spent time with both the Penguins and the Cleveland Lumberjacks in 1994-95. The following season was spent exclusively with the Las Vegas Thunder of the IHL. Hawgood played 78 games and totaled 85 points that season, was named to the IHL First All-Star team, and was awarded the Governor's Trophy (Top Defenseman - IHL). His performance did not go unnoticed and he signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks in September 1996.


The 1997-98 schedule saw him back in Europe for a few games before going to work for the Houston Aeros of the IHL, with whom he played 81 games and scored 71 points. He was named to the IHL First All-Star team again in 1998. He was back with the Aeros the following season and was once again a league First All-Star. He was also awarded his second Governor's Trophy for Top Defenseman. He signed with the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent September 1999 and played a full season for the Oilers. In 2000-200, he divided his time between Edmonton and the Kansas City Blades and is currently playing for the Utah Grizzlies.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 St. Albert Sabres AMHL
1983-84 St. Albert Saints AJHL 19 4 14 18 33
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 49 10 23 33 39 6 0 2 2 2
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers M-Cup 3 0 1 1 0
1984-85 Kamloops Blazers WHL 66 25 40 65 72 15 3 15 18 15
1985-86 Kamloops Blazers WHL 71 34 85 119 86 16 9 22 31 16
1985-86 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 5 3 6 9 6
1986-87 Kamloops Blazers WHL 61 30 93 123 139 13 7 16 23 18
1986-87 Canada WJC-A 6 2 2 4 6
1987-88 Kamloops Blazers WHL 63 48 85 133 142 16 10 16 26 33
1987-88 Canada WJC-A 7 1 8 9 6
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1 3 1 0 1 0
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 56 16 24 40 84 +4 10 0 2 2 2
1988-89 Maine Mariners AHL 21 2 9 11 41
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 77 11 27 38 76 +12 15 1 3 4 12
1990-91 HC Asiago Italy 2 3 0 3 9
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 5 0 1 1 13
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 1 1 6 -2
1990-91 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 55 10 32 42 73 4 0 3 3 23
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 2 11 13 22 +19 13 0 3 3 23
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 56 20 55 75 26 3 2 2 4 0
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 29 5 13 18 35 -1
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 6 22 28 39 -7
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 19 3 12 15 19 +2
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 33 2 14 16 9 +8
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 1 2 3 8 -1 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 1 4 5 25 +2
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 3 1 0 1 4
1995-96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 78 20 65 85 101 15 5 11 16 24
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 63 6 12 18 69 -22
1997-98 Kolner Haie Germany 4 0 1 1 16
1997-98 Kolner Haie EuroHL 1 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Houston Aeros IHL 81 19 52 71 75 +14 4 0 4 4 0
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 76 17 57 74 90 +14 19 4 8 12 24
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 5 17 22 26 +5
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 2 5 7 6 +8
2000-01 Kansas City Blades IHL 46 6 16 22 21 0
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
2001-02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 67 18 43 61 83 -5 5 0 2 2 2
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 70 15 42 57 76 -14 2 1 0 1 14
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 78 6 35 41 62 +1 10 1 2 3 29
2004-05 Chicago Wolves AHL 72 8 39 47 50 +9
2005-06 Tappara Tampere Finland 18 1 3 4 36
2005-06 TPS Turku Finland 21 0 2 2 70 2 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 474 60 164 224 426 42 2 8 10 37


WHL West First All-Star Team (1986, 1987, 1988)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1988)
Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (1988)
AHL First All-Star Team (1992)
Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman - AHL) (1992)
IHL First All-Star Team (1996, 1998, 1999)
Governors' Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman - IHL) (1996, 1999)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2002)
Traded to Edmonton by Boston for Vladimir Ruzicka, October 22, 1990. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Josef Beranek for Brian Benning, January 16, 1993. Traded to Florida by Philadelphia for cash, November 30, 1993. Traded to Pittsburgh by Florida for Jeff Daniels, March 19, 1994. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 25, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 30, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 17, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), August 25, 2003.
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