Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Sacharuk
In the draft year that saw the Canadiens pick future Hall of Famer Steve Shutt, the New York Rangers, with their 3rd choice in the draft, chose defenceman Lawrence Sacharuk 21st overall.

The former Saskatoon Blade began playing briefly with the Rangers in the 1972-73 season. He spent the majority of this year and the next with the American Hockey League's Providence Reds where he where he was awarded the minor league Player of the Year from the Hockey News in 1974. He then spent one season, 1974-75, with the St. Louis Blues where he enjoyed his best NHL season recording 42 points.

After being traded back to the Rangers in 1975, Sacharuk spent two more seasons with New York and the AHL New Haven Nighthawks. He signed as a free agent with the World Hockey Association's Indianapolis Racers. From there he spent 1979-80 with the Birmingham Bulls of the Canadian Hockey League and then traveled to Austria where he finished his career in 1982.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 34 6 2 8 4 7 1 1 2 0
1968-69 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 56 5 11 16 39 4 1 1 2 0
1969-70 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 51 19 18 37 47
1970-71 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 59 27 58 85 42 5 2 3 5 15
1971-72 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 65 50 36 86 57 8 6 7 13 12
1972-73 New York Rangers NHL 8 1 0 1 0 -1
1972-73 Providence Reds AHL 64 14 35 49 42 4 0 1 1 0
1973-74 New York Rangers NHL 23 2 4 6 4 0
1973-74 Providence Reds AHL 42 27 35 62 26 15 1 14 15 4
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 20 22 42 24 -9 2 1 1 2 2
1975-76 New York Rangers NHL 42 6 7 13 14 -14
1976-77 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1976-77 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 55 23 31 54 18
1977-78 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 72 19 37 56 12 11 0 5 5 0
1978-79 Indianapolis Racers WHA 15 2 9 11 25
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 80 11 29 40 28 4 0 0 0 0
1980-81 EC Innsbruck Austria 34 35 23 58 34
1981-82 WAT Stadlau Vienna Austria 21 12 10 22 3 1 1 2
1982-83 Birmingham Eagles Britain 6 14 8 22 16
NHL Totals 151 29 33 62 42 2 1 1 2 2


WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis for Bob MacMillan, September 20, 1975. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 1st round pick (later traded back to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Lucien DeBlois) in 1977 Amateur Draft for Greg Polis, August 29, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (WHA), July, 1978.
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