Tom Machowski

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Tom Machowski
Born (1953-05-07) May 7, 1953 (age 69)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Played for NEHL/EHL
Jersey/Hampton Aces
Johnstown Wings
Utica Mohawks
Salem Raiders
IHL
Milwaukee Admirals
National teamFlag of the United States.svg  United States
NHL Draft 101st overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 85th overall, 1973
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Playing career 19751981

Thomas E. Machowski (born May 7, 1953) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He was selected by the Atlanta Flames in the 7th round (101st overall) of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.

Machowski played high school hockey in Wilmette, Illinois in the Catholic League with the Loyola Academy Ramblers from 1969 to 1971. He was selected to the All-League Team in all three of his high school seasons, and was named the Catholic League's Most Valuable Player in his senior year. In 1971, Machowski was inducted into Loyola Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame. [1]

Machowski attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, on a full athletic scholarship, where he played four seasons (1971 – 1975) of NCAA college hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers. During the 1972–73 season, he led the Badgers with 48 penalty minutes [2] as he helped his team to win the 1973 NCAA Championship. [3]

In 1976, Machowski toured the United States as a member of the USA National pre-Olympic in preparation for the 1976 Winter Olympics, [1] but did not compete at the Innsbruck games.

Between 1978 and 1981 (with the exception of four games played with the Milwaukee Admirals during the 1979–80 IHL season) Machowski played professionally in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) for all three seasons of the troubled league's existence. In 1981 the EHL folded, and Machowski retired.

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