Webster in 1969
|Born||October 4, 1948|
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for|| Boston Bruins |
Detroit Red Wings
California Golden Seals
New England Whalers (WHA)
|NHL Draft|| 19th overall, 1966 |
Thomas Ronald "Hawkeye" Webster (born October 4, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former coach. He was born to Clara Lukowicz (née Webster). He is one of 8 siblings.
Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
Coach in ice hockey is the person responsible for directing the team during games and practices, prepares strategy and decides which players will participate in games.
Originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the 1966 NHL Entry Draft, Webster played in a total of 102 National Hockey League (NHL) games with the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. Webster scored 30 goals for the Red Wings in the 1970-71 season, but only managed 3 goals in 12 games of the 1971-72 season.He also played 352 games for the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association.
The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team has been in existence since 1924, and is the league's third-oldest team overall and the oldest in the United States. It is also an Original Six franchise, along with the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins have won six Stanley Cup championships, tied for fourth most of all-time with the Blackhawks and tied second-most of any American NHL team also with the Blackhawks.
The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.
The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are one of the Original Six teams of the league. Founded in 1926, the team was known as the Detroit Cougars until 1930. For the 1930–31 and 1931–32 seasons the team was called the Detroit Falcons, and in 1932 changed their name to the Red Wings.
After retiring as a player Webster has been the coach for a number of teams at various levels of hockey.
His first head coaching job came in 1986, when he became coach of the New York Rangers following the firing of Ted Sator. After only five games, Webster fell ill with what was later diagnosed as an inner-ear infection that left him unable to fly. He returned as head coach on January 5 for home games only; general manager Phil Esposito split coaching duties with assistants Ed Giacomin and Wayne Cashman for road games. He was cleared to fly again in January, but suffered a relapse during a game against the Edmonton Oilers, and was told to stay off planes for at least three months. Esposito named himself head coach for the remainder of the season. When it became apparent that Webster would not be able to return to the bench full-time the following season, he resigned on April 30, 1987.
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are one of three NHL teams located in the New York metropolitan area; the others being the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.
Ted Sator is an American professional ice hockey coach. He has twelve seasons of National Hockey League (NHL) coaching experience, serving as an assistant coach for various teams and head coach of the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres. He has also spent time coaching in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL along with coaching in Europe including stints as the Slovenian and Hungarian national ice hockey teams. He is a current assistant men's ice hockey coach at Lindenwood University.
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Webster's next head coaching stint was with the Los Angeles Kings. He led the Kings to what is (as of the 2016-17 season) the only regular season division title in franchise history, in 1990-91.
The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded on June 5, 1967, after Jack Kent Cooke was awarded an NHL expansion franchise for Los Angeles on February 9, 1966, becoming one of the six teams that began play as part of the 1967 NHL expansion. The Kings played their home games at The Forum in Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, for thirty-two years, until they moved to the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles at the start of the 1999–2000 season.
While coaching the Kings in a game against Detroit on November 16, 1991, Webster became upset at what he felt was a blown call by referee Kerry Fraser. The Kings were assessed an extra penalty, and Webster took a stick and threw it on the ice, hitting one of Fraser's skates. Webster was suspended for 12 games.
Kerry Fraser is a hockey analyst, broadcaster and former senior referee in the National Hockey League. During his career, he called 1,904 regular season games, 12 Stanley Cup Finals, and over 261 Stanley Cup playoff games.
Webster currently[ when? ] serves as an amateur scout for the Calgary Flames.
In 2012, he was inducted into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame.
|1965–66||Niagara Falls Flyers||OHA-Jr.||43||16||27||43||16||6||2||3||5||0|
|1966–67||Niagara Falls Flyers||OHA-Jr.||47||19||26||45||26||13||14||8||22||4|
|1967–68||Niagara Falls Flyers||OHA-Jr.||54||50||64||114||55||19||13||13||26||20|
|1967–68||Niagara Falls Flyers||MC||—||—||—||—||—||10||7||11||18||10|
|1968–69||Oklahoma City Blazers||CHL||44||29||42||71||31||12||10||8||18||19|
|1969–70||Oklahoma City Blazers||CHL||49||29||35||64||49||—||—||—||—||—|
|1970–71||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||78||30||37||67||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||5||1||1||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||California Golden Seals||NHL||7||2||1||3||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1972–73||New England Whalers||WHA||77||53||50||103||89||15||12||14||26||6|
|1973–74||New England Whalers||WHA||64||43||27||70||28||3||5||0||5||7|
|1974–75||New England Whalers||WHA||66||40||24||64||52||3||0||2||2||0|
|1975–76||New England Whalers||WHA||55||33||50||83||24||17||10||9||19||6|
|1976–77||New England Whalers||WHA||70||36||49||85||43||5||1||1||2||0|
|1977–78||New England Whalers||WHA||20||15||5||20||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|1979–80||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1979–80||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||12||4||5||9||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|NYR||1986-87||18||5||9||4||(76)||4th in Patrick||(interim; returned to assistant coaching role)|
|LA||1989-90||80||34||39||7||75||4th in Smythe||Lost in Second Round|
|LA||1990-91||80||46||24||10||102||1st in Smythe||Lost in Second Round|
|LA||1991-92||80||35||31||14||84||2nd in Smythe||Lost in First Round|
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| Head coach of the New York Rangers |
| Head coach of the Los Angeles Kings |