Thomas Edur
Defense
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 11.18.54 Toronto, Ontario
How he arrived: Traded by the Boston Bruins for cash, 9.7.76
How he left: Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Dennis Owchar, 12.2.77
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1976-77
COL
80
7
25
32
14
39
150
3
4
7
0
0
0
1
1977-78
COL
20
5
7
12
10
10
38
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
100
12
32
44
24
49
188
4
5
9
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Edur already had a few major league seasons under his belt when he came to the Rockies. He had been playing with the
Cleveland Crusaders in the WHA at the time Johnny Wilson became coach in Denver. He made the push to management
to acquire him, and they were able to buy his NHL rights from the Bruins.

Sure enough, he was one of the few bright spots for the Rockies that first season.

The following season, he was primed to replicate the effort, but the effort had to continue with the Penguins. He put up
his best numbers of his career offensively, but his defensive game suffered.

He retired before training camp in 78 to devote his life to the Jehovah's Witness religion. The Penguins were willing to
work around his dedication to religion in offering him a contract that allowed him to skip Sunday games, but Edur
was adamant about his choice, saying that dedication to God was more than a once-a-week obligation.

The Edmonton Oilers did claim his NHL rights at the time of the NHL-WHA merger, but he never played for them.
Entry Draft: 1974 Third Round Pick (54th overall) by the
Boston Bruins
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