|Born||March 22, 1965|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for|| Pittsburgh Penguins |
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft|| 22nd overall, 1983 |
Todd Charlesworth (born March 22, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played 93 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers between 1984 and 1990.
|1989–90||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||32||0||9||9||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||New York Rangers||NHL||7||0||0||0||6||—||—||—||—||—|
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