|Born||September 16, 1964|
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Winnipeg Jets|
|NHL Draft|| 169th overall, 1983 |
Todd A. Flichel (born September 14, 1964 in Osgoode, Ontario) is a Canadian retired ice hockey defenceman. He played 6 games in the National Hockey League for the Winnipeg Jets between 1987 and 1990. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1988 to 1994, was spent in the minor American Hockey League and International Hockey League
|1983–84||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||44||1||3||4||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||42||5||7||12||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985–86||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||42||3||10||13||84||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||42||4||15||19||77||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||64||3||10||13||79||7||0||0||0||2|
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