Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dennis McCord
Defenseman Dennis McCord was a longshot to make the NHL, and even though it lasted just three games, he did attain his goal.

McCord began his first major junior hockey season in 1969-70 with the Toronto Marlboros before being traded to the Kitchener Rangers. It was viewed as a positive move for McCord, who saw limited ice time in Toronto with that star-studded team. In Kitchener he was afforded more playing time and began to improve his game steadily throughout the year. In 1970-71 he returned to the Junior B ranks, playing for his hometown Chatham Maroons before returning to the OHA the next year with the London Knights where he tallied 40 points in 59 games.

McCord was selected in the eighth round, 115th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. He played most of the 1972-73 season with the Seattle Totems of the WHL but was called up to play in three games for the Canucks. It was the only NHL experience McCord would have.

He continued to play pro hockey for another two years, retiring at the end of the 1975-76 season after playing with the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL and the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 23 1 1 2 50
1969-70 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 14 1 2 3 34
1970-71 Chatham Maroons ON-Jr.A
1971-72 London Knights OHA-Jr. 59 9 31 40 123
1972-73 Seattle Totems WHL 71 5 23 28 100
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 0 0 0 6 0
1973-74 Seattle Totems WHL 74 4 33 37 57
1974-75 Seattle Totems CHL 26 0 8 8 38
1975-76 Tulsa Oilers CHL 9 2 5 7 6
1975-76 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 59 6 17 23 57 9 1 4 5 26
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 6


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