|John Gilbert Brereton Wright
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 11.9.48 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Claimed from the St. Louis Blues in the Expansion Draft, 6.12.74
How he left: Retired after the 74-75 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Wright had a very short professional career. It wasn't because he couldn't hack it. He was a fine player that opted to take
care of life outside of hockey first. And he did that immediately after being drafted, choosing to attend the University of
Toronto after completing his stint with the Toronto Marlboros.
While at the U of Toronto, he was a star there, earning CIAU All-Canadian honors twice, and also won the CIAU
championship all 4 of his years there. He also played on their golf team. In the end, he would earn a degree in Health
and Physical Education.
While with the Scouts, he spent nearly the entire season with the AHL's Providence Reds, amassing 70 points and
leading the Reds to the North Division title.
He would be inducted in the U of Toronto's Hall of Fame in 1994.
|Entry Draft: 1966 First Round Pick (4th overall) by the
Toronto Maple Leafs