Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Bethel
John Bethel was the seventh pick of the New York Rangers, 98th overall in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft but never played with the team. After playing for the Pierrefonds Pirates of the QJHL he enrolled at Boston University where he played on the school team for three years.

Bethel drew the attention of NHL scouts in his second year in the NCAA where he scored 25 goals and 63 points in 30 games. He was limited to just 19 games in his third year due to injury.

In 1979-80 Bethel was offered a pro contract by the Winnipeg Jets. That season he played his entire 17-game NHL career picking up a pair of assists. He also suited up for the Tulsa Oilers where he remained for two years before finishing out his career with the AHL's Sherbrooke Jets in 1982-83.

Following his ice hockey days Bethel became involved in Street Hockey Leagues in Nassau County, New York where he more often than not led the league in scoring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Pierrefonds Pirates QJHL
1975-76 Pierrefonds Pirates QJHL 15 17 21 38
1976-77 Boston University Terriers ECAC 33 14 12 26 30
1977-78 Boston University Terriers ECAC 30 25 38 63 53
1978-79 Boston University Terriers ECAC 19 5 10 15 28
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 0 2 2 4 -3
1979-80 Tulsa Oilers CHL 45 17 11 28 50
1980-81 Tulsa Oilers CHL 58 23 35 58 51
1981-82 Tulsa Oilers CHL 74 19 51 70 83 3 0 0 0 2
1982-83 Sherbrooke Jets AHL 63 24 26 50 26
NHL Totals 17 0 2 2 4


Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, September, 1979.
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