Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Witherspoon
Jim Witherspoon was born September 3, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of the University of Ohio State, Witherspoon played four seasons with the Buckeyes before signing as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 1974.

In his four years with the Buckeyes, Witherspoon was a member of the 1971-72 CCHA regular-season championship team. He was also selected to the CCHA All-Tournament Team in his sophomore year and named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team in his junior year.

After four years at Ohio State, the 6'3", 205 lbs. defenseman signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings. Prior to making his NHL debut with the Kings during the 1975-76 season, Witherspoon spent the 1974-75 season as a member of the Calder Cup champion Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League.

Playing in only two games with the Kings, Witherspoon recorded no points before spending the remainder of the season and the entire 1976-77 season with the Fort Worth Texans of the Central Hockey League.

Witherspoon returned to the Springfield Indians in 1977-78, but he played in only a handful of games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Newmarket Orioles OHA-B
1968-69 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.B
1969-70 Newmarket Redmen ON-Jr.C
1970-71 Ohio State University CCHA 29 4 10 14 107
1971-72 Ohio State University CCHA 29 3 22 25 64
1972-73 Ohio State University CCHA 25 6 23 29 80
1973-74 Ohio State University CCHA 31 7 26 33 52
1974-75 Springfield Kings AHL 61 3 9 12 33 16 0 1 1 4
1975-76 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
1975-76 Fort Worth Texans CHL 61 0 13 13 102
1976-77 Fort Worth Texans CHL 30 1 4 5 69
1977-78 Springfield Indians AHL 13 0 3 3 27
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 2


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1973) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August, 1974.
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