|Lee Charles Norwood
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 198 pounds
Born: 2.2.60 Oakland, California
|How he arrived: Traded by the Detroit Red Wings with Red Wings' 4th round pick in the 1992 E.D.
for Paul Ysebaert, 11.27.90
How he left: Traded to the Hartford Whalers for Whalers' 5th round pick in the 1993 E.D., 10.3.91
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Norwood had been moved around quite a bit during his career. His longest stay with any one team had been with the
Red Wings, where the Devils got him from. The move was mainly to get another physical player on the backline,
although he was also capable of joining in on the offensive end.
The start of the injury bug came around this time, though, suffering 2 of them after the Devils picked him up. (Separated
shoulder, which needed surgery after the season, and a fractured orbital bone, which needed immediate surgery.)
Everything limited his effectiveness and ultimately lead to a trade to the Whalers.
And even then, he didn't stay with Hartford very long; he would be traded to the St. Louis Blues 6 games into the
season. Ankle injuries became a problem, particularly one he suffered when he was wheeling Brendan Shanahan's
motorcycle out of his garage. It fell over onto it, shattering and dislocating it, leading Norwood to be out for a year and
He would return to the NHL finally as part of the Calgary Flames, playing only a few games with them, his last ones in
the NHL. He would continue to play a small amount of games wherever he could play them, all of them in the minors,
and last playing in 1997 with the IHL's San Antonio Dragons.
He returned to Detroit after retirement and worked for Loan Giant as a mortgage loan officer. He also got involved with
the Red Wings' Alumni Association, as well as taking to coaching when he served as the head coach for the Central
Texas Stampede of the Western Professional Hockey League in 97-98, and later, Eastern Michigan University in
|Entry Draft: 1979 Third Round Pick (62nd overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise