Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd Charlesworth
Todd Charlesworth was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, 22nd overall. He played junior in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals for two years in the early 1980s and was on the 1983 Generals team that won the OHL championship. The team advanced to the Memorial Cup final, losing 8-3 to Portland of the WHL, who were led by the likes of Cam Neely and Ken Yaremchuk.

He first gained national fame as a participant in the prestigious "AAA" Air Canada Midget Tournament, playing for the Gloucester Rangers back in 1981. Scouts at that time felt he had the necessary skills to one day play at the professional level, and they were right.

Charlesworth broke in to the NHL in 1983-84, playing ten games with the Penguins. In 1984-85, he played 51 games, scoring a goal and nine points. Over the next three years, Charlesworth played just three games with the Pens, spending the balance of his time playing in the minors with the Baltimore Skipjacks.

In 1989-90, Charlesworth joined the New York Rangers organization and played seven games with them. He played another four years professionally in the minor leagues with Binghamton and Muskegon before retiring after the 1994-95 campaign.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Gloucester Rangers ON-Jr.A 50 9 16 25 103
1982-83 Oshawa Generals OHL 70 6 23 29 55 17 0 4 4 20
1982-83 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 5 1 3 4 2
1983-84 Oshawa Generals OHL 57 11 35 46 54 7 0 4 4 4
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 0 0 0 8 -7
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 1 8 9 31 -23
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -1
1985-86 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 19 1 3 4 10
1985-86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 51 9 27 36 78 14 3 8 11 14
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 75 5 21 26 64
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 2 0 2 2 0
1987-88 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 64 9 31 40 49 5 0 0 0 18
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 74 10 53 63 85 14 2 13 15 8
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 7 0 0 0 6 -3
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 26 3 6 9 12
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 32 0 9 9 13
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 11 0 3 3 2
1990-91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 62 5 32 37 46 5 1 3 4 2
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL
1992-93 Muskegon Fury ColHL 45 9 37 46 22 7 1 3 4 4
1993-94 Muskegon Fury ColHL 37 8 30 38 33 3 0 1 1 0
1994-95 Muskegon Fury ColHL 62 21 49 70 60 17 1 14 15 12
NHL Totals 93 3 9 12 47


IHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
ColHL First All-Star Team (1995)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, June 21, 1989. Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton for future considerations, January 18, 1990.
Missed entire 1991-92 due to thumb surgery, July, 1991.
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