Richard Joseph Jodzio
Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
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
Ahern, 1.9.78
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1977-78
COL
32
0
5
5
-5
28
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
32
0
5
5
-5
28
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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
playing.
Entry Draft: 1974 Ninth Round Pick (153rd overall) by the
Buffalo Sabres
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