Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eric Calder
Calder played a game for Washington in 1981-82, and another for the Caps the next year, but that was it on the NHL front. He had been one of the youngest players to represent Canada at the World Juniors, in 1981, as a 17-year old, though the team finished a disappointing seventh. Even still, the highly regarded Cornwall defenceman went 45th overall in the 1981 draft.

Perhaps his greatest achievement was knowing his pro career wasn't going far. Calder spent a year in the minors, 1983-84, and decided to return to university, playing and attending classes at Wilfred Laurier. After graduating, he then continued his pro career, in Europe, playing primarily in France though making stops in Germany and England as well.

Calder returned to Canada in 1997 and two years later was appointed coach at the University of Waterloo where he has been ever since.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Waterloo Siskins ON-Jr.B 42 13 36 49 33
1980-81 Waterloo Siskins ON-Jr.B 4 2 0 2 13
1980-81 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 66 9 34 43 39 14 0 6 6 25
1980-81 Canada WJC-A 5 1 0 1 4
1980-81 Cornwall Royals M-Cup 5 3 1 4 8
1981-82 Cornwall Royals OHL 65 12 36 48 95
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Cornwall Royals OHL 66 5 30 35 72 8 0 5 5 6
1982-83 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 3 0 2 2 0
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 68 2 6 8 50
1984-85 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA
1985-86 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 24 5 21 26 41
1986-87 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 26 5 26 31 36
1987-88 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 26 10 26 36 28
1988-89 TSV Peissenberg W.Ger-3 25 14 27 41 56 12 5 6 11 24
1989-90 HC Rouen France 8 0 4 4 16
1990-91 HC Chamonix France-2 20 9 6 15 40 2 1 0 1 2
1991-92 HC Rouen France 19 4 5 9 18
1992-93 HC Rouen France 33 12 18 30 52
1993-94 HC Rouen France 26 7 21 28 24 5 1 5 6 6
1994-95 HC Brest France 28 4 6 10 42 9 0 3 3 27
1995-96 HC Brest France 28 0 7 7 61 12 3 3 6 36
1996-97 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 4 1 1 2 0
1996-97 Manchester Storm BH-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Manchester Storm Britain 39 4 6 10 62
1996-97 Manchester Storm EuroHL 4 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


OUAA First All-Star Team (1986, 1987, 1988)
CIAU All-Canadian (1988)
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