|William Alexander Lochead
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 10.13.54 Forest, Ontario
|How he arrived: Claimed off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings, 2.9.79
How he left: Traded to the New York Rangers for the rights to Hardy Astrom, 7.2.79
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Coming out of juniors, Lochead was a capable goal scorer, particularly when he was out there on the power play. He had
some okay seasons with the Red Wings, but largely had not lived up to being the first round pick that he was.
Although I did find that injuries early in his Red Wings days were prominent, especially those from a car accident in
1976. It took a while for him to get his game back. That didn't happen with the Rockies, though. It actually happened in
79-80 while with the New Haven Nighthawks. He had 46 goals and 89 points then.
It wasn't enough to bring him back to the NHL, though. Instead, he would finish his career in Europe. He largely played
in Germany. He also had a few games in Switzerland and a season in Austria, where he retired in 1987.
He returned to Germany to get into coaching, and had been coaching for various teams there until 2001 with the
exception of 2 seasons in Switzerland and 2 seasons coaching the London Knights of the OHL in the early 90s.
He moved to Frankfurt after retiring from coaching and became a player agent.
|Entry Draft: 1974 First Round Pick (9th overall) by the
Detroit Red Wings