Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dwight Schofield
In hockey there are certain players who are regarded as "specialists," such as the stay-at-home defenceman, the set-up man or the tough guy. Dwight Schofield was the tough guy.

Schofield, a much-traveled defenceman over his 14-year career, began in the OHA with the London Knights in 1974. He was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1976 Amateur Draft and was called up for a brief three-game stint in the 1976-77 season. From Detroit, Schofield spent the next five seasons in the minors with numerous teams.

Teams as the Kalamazoo Wings, Kansas City Red Wings, Fort Wayne Komets, Dayton Gems, Tulsa Oilers, Milwaukee Admirals, and Nova Scotia Voyageurs were all home to Schofield until he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens in 1982. Once again, he made a brief appearance with the team before ending up in the AHL.

When the St. Louis Blues claimed Schofield from the Habs in the 1983 Waiver Draft, he finally got some playing time in the NHL. Schofield played 70 games for the Blues in the 1983-84 season, collecting 14 points and 219 penalty minutes. He spent two seasons in St. Louis before being claimed in the Waiver Draft once again, this time by the Washington Capitals who picked him up in 1985.

The Caps took Schofield on with one purpose--to protect their scorers. He played the part well, as he moved on to the Pittsburgh Penguins and then Winnipeg Jets before ending his career with the IHL's Kalamazoo Wings in 1988, the team to which he had been demoted after his stint with the Detroit Red Wings some fourteen years earlier.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 London Knights OMJHL 70 6 16 22 124
1975-76 London Knights OMJHL 59 14 29 43 121 5 0 1 1 15
1976-77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 1 0 1 2 0
1976-77 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 73 20 41 61 180 10 4 7 11 61
1977-78 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 22 3 7 10 58
1977-78 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 3 6 9 21
1978-79 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 13 1 4 5 20
1978-79 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 47 8 29 37 199
1978-79 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 14 2 3 5 54 13 0 9 9 28
1979-80 Dayton Gems IHL 71 15 47 62 257
1979-80 Tulsa Oilers CHL 1 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 82 18 41 59 327 7 2 5 7 28
1981-82 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 75 7 24 31 335 9 1 3 4 41
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 7 +1
1982-83 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 73 10 21 31 248 7 0 3 3 21
1983-84 St. Louis Blues NHL 70 4 10 14 219 -3 4 0 0 0 26
1983-84 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 3 2 2 4 4
1984-85 St. Louis Blues NHL 43 1 4 5 184 -4 2 0 0 0 15
1985-86 Washington Capitals NHL 50 1 2 3 127 +5 3 0 0 0 14
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 25 1 6 7 59 +4
1986-87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 20 1 5 6 58
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 0 0 0 33 -3
1987-88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 34 2 7 9 150
NHL Totals 211 8 22 30 631 9 0 0 0 55


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 20, 1982. Claimed by St. Louis from Montreal in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1983. Claimed by Washington from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, October 7, 1985. Traded to Pittsburgh by Washington for cash, October 8, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July, 1987.
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