Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Worthy
Chris Worthy was born October 23, 1947 in Bristol, England. For three seasons, Worthy was a goaltender with the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (1965-66), the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League (1966-67), and the Western Canada Junior Hockey League (1967-68).

In 44 games with the Bombers during the 1966-67 season, Worthy won 40 games and led the team to the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association Branch Championship. Although the Bombers failed to make it two consecutive seasons as Branch Champions, Worthy would record his second consecutive season with at least 40 wins (47). A member of the 1968 WCJHL All-Star Team, Worthy's rights were traded to the Oakland Seals from the Detroit Red Wings in the spring of 1968.

The 1968-69 season marked the NHL debut for Worthy, with the Seals. He played in 14 game during the season, recording four wins, six losses and three ties and a 4.12 goals- against average. Worthy played in only one game during the 1969-70 season, spending the majority of the year with the Seattle Totems of the Western Hockey League and a handful of games with the Providence Reds of the AHL.

For the 1970-71 season, Worthy played in only eleven games with California, registering one win, three losses and a tie. It was his last season with the team.

The 1971-72 season saw Worthy join the Kansas City Blues of the Central Hockey League before being selected by Dayton-Houston in the 1972 World Hockey Association Player Draft. A member of the Dayton-Houston franchise for only five months, Worthy was claimed by the Denver Spurs of the Western Hockey League from California in the Reverse Draft. After spending only one season in the WHL with Denver, he was claimed by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft where he spent the last three seasons of his career.

When Chris Worthy ended his playing career, he had played in 26 career NHL games, recording five wins, ten losses and four ties and a 4.43 goals against average.

After his career in hockey, Chris was a highly successful chartered accountant. In 2007 he passed away at the age of 59, leaving behind his wife of 41 years Lesley, and two sons.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1965-66 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 53 0 7.61
1966-67 Flin Flon Bombers CMJHL 44 40 4 0 3 2.73 14 8 6 0 0 3.64
1966-67 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 6 2 4 0 0 4.24
1967-68 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 60 47 8 5 10 2.39 14 8 6 0 1 2.52
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 14 4 6 3 0 4.12
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
1969-70 Providence Reds AHL 3 0 5.14
1969-70 Seattle Totems WHL 31 14 14 3 0 3.59 2 0 1 0 0 5.98
1970-71 California Seals NHL 11 1 3 1 0 4.88
1971-72 Kansas City Blues CHL 19 3 10 5 0 4.09
1972-73 Denver Spurs WHL 37 12 14 7 0 4.07 1 0 1 0 0 5.10
1973-74 Edmonton Oilers WHA 29 11 12 1 0 3.80 3 1 1 0 0 3.29
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 29 11 13 3 1 3.58
1975-76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 24 5 14 0 1 4.68 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
NHL Totals 26 5 10 4 0 4.43


WCJHL First All-Star Team (1968)
WCJHL Goaltender of the Year (1968)
Traded to Oakland by Detroit with Gary Jarrett, Howie Young and Doug Roberts for Bob Baun and Ron Harris, May 27, 1968. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Denver (WHL) from California in Reverse Draft, June, 1972. Claimed by Edmonton (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973.
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