Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Moffat
Mike Moffat enjoyed a successful junior career tending goal for the Kingston Canadians for three seasons. In 1982 he represented Canada at the World Junior Championships and was named the Best Goaltender at the tournament after leading Canada to the gold medal.

Moffat was called up to the Boston Bruins for two games near the end of the 1981-82 season and was also the starter for eleven playoff games that spring. He originally had been selected by the Bruins 165th overall in the 1980 NHL Draft. He played in another 13 games with the club the following year. In 1983-84 he played in the final four games of his NHL career. Although he had always shown spurts of greatness, it seemed Moffat could never harness any extended string of success in the NHL. After toiling for a short period of time in the minors he announced his official retirement on October 15, 1984. Certainly much more had been expected of Moffat, especially following his excellent performance at the World Juniors, but he was never able to establish a level of consistency that would elevate his game to become a long-term NHL goalie.

Moffat continued to play semi-pro hockey and enrolled at Sir Wilfrid Laurier where he played six games, going 5-1-0. His last notable performance was a six-game stint with the Canadian National Team in 1986-87.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1979-80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 21 7 7 1 0 4.40 2 0 1 0 0 4.62
1980-81 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 57 33 21 3 0 3.68 14 6 6 0 0 4.13
1981-82 Kingston Canadians OHL 46 19 21 4 1 4.15 4 0 1 0 0 5.13
1981-82 Canada WJC-A 4 3 0 1 1 1.75
1981-82 Boston Bruins NHL 2 2 0 0 0 3.00 11 6 5 0 3.44
1982-83 Boston Bruins NHL 13 4 6 1 0 4.37
1982-83 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 17 5 8 3 0 4.99
1983-84 Boston Bruins NHL 4 1 1 1 0 4.84
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 30 8 13 4 0 4.67
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 1 0 1 0 0 9.00
1985-86 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 6 5 1 0 0 3.20
1986-87 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 6 2 3 1 0 3.24
NHL Totals 19 7 7 2 0 4.29 11 6 5 0 3.43


OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1982)
Named Best Goaltender at WJC-A (1982)
Officially announced retirement, October 15, 1984.
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