Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy Exelby
Toronto, Ontario native Randy Exelby spent four seasons with Lake Superior State before turning pro with the Montreal Canadiens organization. He played his first pro season with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League in 1987-88.

However, during his second season, he elevated his game to a new level and was rewarded with an appearance in an NHL game as a result. Exelby recorded 31 wins in 52 games and posted a 2.98 goals against average. He was named to the AHL First All-Star Team, shared the Harry "Hap" Holmes trophy for fewest goals against allowed with Francois Gravel, and captured the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award for the AHL's Top Goaltender. The highlight of the year came, however, when he was summoned to Montreal and played in an NHL contest. Exelby played just three minutes with the Canadiens.

Just prior to the next season, the 1989-90 campaign, the Canadiens traded Exelby to the Edmonton Oilers for future considerations. Though Exelby spent his year primarily with the Phoenix Roadrunners or the International Hockey League, he did get up to Edmonton for one game, this time getting a start. Though he lost the game and surrendered five goals, it proved to be Exelby's longest NHL stint.

His spent his final year, the next season, with three teams, suiting up for the Springfield Indians, the Kansas City Blades, and the Louisville IceHawks before retiring at year's end.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1981-82 Richmond Hill Dynes ON-Jr.B 27 1 4.78
1982-83 Streetsville Derbys ON-Jr.B 17 0 3.96
1982-83 Richmond Hill Dynes ON-Jr.A 3 0 3 0 0 8.07
1983-84 Lake Superior State CCHA 21 6 10 0 0 4.97
1984-85 Lake Superior State CCHA 36 22 11 1 0 3.36
1985-86 Lake Superior State CCHA 28 14 11 1 0 3.62
1986-87 Lake Superior State CCHA 28 12 9 1 0 4.02
1987-88 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 19 7 10 0 0 2.80 4 2 2 0 0 3.68
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 52 31 13 6 6 2.98 6 1 4 0 0 4.38
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
1989-90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 41 11 18 5 0 4.56
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 4 1 2 1 0 4.90
1990-91 Kansas City Blades IHL 16 0 13 0 0 4.97
1990-91 Louisville IceHawks ECHL 13 6 5 1 0 4.84
NHL Totals 2 0 1 0 0 4.76


AHL First All-Star Team (1989)
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL - fewest goals against) (1989) (shared with Francois Gravel)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Goaltender) (1989)
Traded to Edmonton by Montreal for cash, October 2, 1989.
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