Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John English
After playing Junior 'B' hockey with the St. Michael's Buzzers, John English played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds, the Hamilton Steelhawks, and the Ottawa 67's.

English, who was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 13, 1966, was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1984. After his junior career, English spent his first season of professional hockey with the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League and the Flint Spirts of the International Hockey League. In 1987-88, a year spent mainly with the Nighthawks, English got a look at the NHL level and produced some offense. The defenseman suited up for three games with the Kings and responded with a goal and three assists.

The 1988-89 schedule proved to English's last year of professional hockey. He again spent the year with the Nighthawks, but his NHL right were traded on March 7, 1989 to the Edmonton Oilers organization. English spent the end of that season with the Oilers AHL affiliate in Cape Breton then retired at year's end.

After playing Junior 'B' hockey with the St. Michael's Buzzers, John English played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds, the Hamilton Steelhawks, and the Ottawa 67's.

English, who was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 13, 1966, was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1984. After his junior career, English spent his first season of professional hockey with the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League and the Flint Spirts of the International Hockey League. In 1987-88, a year spent mainly with the Nighthawks, English got a look at the NHL level and produced some offense. The defenseman suited up for three games with the Kings and responded with a goal and three assists.

The 1988-89 schedule proved to English's last year of professional hockey. He again spent the year with the Nighthawks, but his NHL right were traded on March 7, 1989 to the Edmonton Oilers organization. English spent the end of that season with the Oilers AHL affiliate in Cape Breton then retired at year's end.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 34 2 10 12 92
1983-84 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 6 11 17 144 16 0 6 6 45
1984-85 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 15 0 3 3 61
1984-85 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 41 2 22 24 105 17 3 3 6 43
1985-86 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 12 2 10 12 57
1985-86 Ottawa 67's OHL 43 8 28 36 120
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 3 0 0 0 6
1986-87 Flint Spirits IHL 18 1 2 3 83 6 1 2 3 12
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 1 3 4 4 +2 1 0 0 0 0
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 65 4 22 26 236
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 49 5 19 24 197
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 13 0 3 3 80
NHL Totals 3 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 0


Traded to Edmonton by Los Angeles with Brian Wilks for Jim Wiemer and Alan May, March 7, 1989.
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