Sunday, January 9, 2022

Tom O'Toole

3 WHA Games

April 15, 1979 New England Whalers vs Edmonton Oilers. 1-4 loss.
April 17, 1979 New England Whalers vs Quebec Nordiques. 3-2 win.
April 29, 1979 New England Whalers vs Edmonton Oilers. 4-1 win.

   Towards the end of the 1978-79 WHA season Tom O'Toole dressed as New England's backup goalie for a handful of games. Whalers goalie Al Smith missed some time due to a hamstring injury so O'Toole dressed as John Garrett's backup. O'Toole had been signed by the Whalers after being invited to their 1978 training camp. 

   Late April, 1979 New England Whalers goalie Al Smith was sidelined with a groin pull during the WHA playoffs. O'Toole dressed as backup to John Garrett in a game against a young Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers. O'Toole travelled with the Whalers during the series as a spare goalie but dressed as backup only once. 

Career stats from
Born Aug 12 1955 -- Picton, ONT
Height 6.00 -- Weight 180

RS Scoring
RS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1972-73Kingston FrontenacsOPJHL000
1973-74Pembroke Lumber KingsCJHL000
1975-76Butte Copper KingsSWHL4200
1976-77Tucson IcemenSWHL1800
1977-78San Francisco ShamrocksPHL2104
1978-79Broome DustersAHL30014511004.55020600.845---
1978-79San Francisco ShamrocksPHL1207
1978-79Utica MohawksNEHL50030232006.36230---
1979-80Utica MohawksEHL433552455144433.521620512880.899312
1980-81Salem RaidersEHL911947629013.66---
1980-81Richmond RiflesEHL70037231105.00---
1980-81Muskegon MohawksIHL60233933005.84---

April 30, 1979 Hartford Courant article

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