Height: 5' 11", Weight: 188 pounds
Born: 3.28.53 Dryden, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins for Tom Edur, 12.2.77
How he left: Traded to the New York Rangers with Larry Skinner for Bobby Sheehan, 12.5.79
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Owchar grew up a fan of Dave Keon, but as a player, while he did not get penalized so much like Keon, his style of play
was a polar opposite: he became a physical defenseman, catching opponents with their heads down with a huge check
much in the same way Scott Stevens had done in his career.
I don't see evidence of giving anybody any concussions, though. heh
The trade between the Pens and the Rockies presented an unusual quirk in Owchar's stats: he ended up playing 82
games in the 77-78 season. (Back then, the NHL only has 80-game schedules for each team.)
The trade to the Kings was actually a direct trade with their AHL affiliate, the New Haven Nighthawks. He would finish
his pro career with them, and began his adult amateur career with the Thunder Bay Twins in 1981. He would play with
them until 1987, and won the Allan Cup as the Canadian amateur champions with them twice. Those two teams (the
83-84 and 84-85 teams) were inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
He got into computer sales after he finished playing. He joined the Beyond.com staff as a sales executive.
|Entry Draft: 1973 Fourth Round Pick (55th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise