Height: 6' 2", Weight: 198 pounds
Born: 2.12.54 Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Boston Bruins, 7.10.79
How he left: Retired after the 80-81 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Sturgeon has to be the first player I've come across that comes from the Yukon. At least in the modern era. He worked
on his game in Ontario, though, playing his junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers. There, he was an excellent goal
When he became a pro, he developed into a reliable two-way player in the minors.
In the Bruins' system, he was never able to break through to the bigs, but with the Rockies, he got himself a cup of
coffee of NHL play. However, between the Rockies and the Fort Worth Texans, he only played about 25 games in
79-80; he missed most of the season with a knee injury that needed surgery. I noticed that he had torn ligaments in his
right knee in 74-75. I'm betting that was the same injury this time.
He did play one more season in the Rockies' system before calling it a career in the NHL. He played one season of
senior league hockey in Ontario before retiring for good. That season with the Georgetown Raiders, he scored 91
He got into player development post-retirement with the establishment of Pro Bound Sports Professionals, a company
that develops young players for preparation for careers in major juniors, college, and pro hockey.
In the 90s, he had also coached junior hockey, serving as head coach of the Milton Merchants mid-decade, and as the
first coach and GM of the Mississauga IceDogs late in the decade, although he was replaced midseason in both
capacities that season.
|Entry Draft: 1974 Second Round Pick (36th overall) by the