|Richard Joseph Jodzio
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 pounds
Born: 6.3.54 Edmonton, Alberta
|How he arrived: Traded by the Buffalo Sabres for cash, 9.22.77
How he left: Traded to the Cleveland Barons with Chuck Arnason for Ralph Klassen and Fred
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Jodzio had a reputation of being a tough guy even before he started playing in the WHA. It got heightened after a high
sticking incident in 1976 left Quebec Nordiques' superstar Marc Tardif with permanent brain damage and him suspended
for the rest of the season.
He would play a season in the minors while the court case was going on. He later pleaded guilty of assault causing
bodily harm, good for a $3000 fine.
So with the Rockies, he was basically starting over. He didn't finish the season with them, as he was traded to the
Barons. He played kinda toned down during the season; he didn't have as many penalty minutes that season as he had
in the past.
He would play in the North Stars' organization after the Stars-Barons merger occurred until 1980, when he retired from
|Entry Draft: 1974 Ninth Round Pick (153rd overall) by the