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Ken Strong a.k.a. "Kenneth Gordon Strong"

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    183 lbs / 83 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Son: Steven Strong, Cousin: Dean Strong

Team Staff profile of Ken Strong also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1979-80 Mississauga Reps Midget AAA MTHL - - - - - |
Streetsville Derbys COJHL 36 21 24 45 125 |
1980-81 Peterborough Petes OHL 64 17 36 53 52 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 18
1981-82 Peterborough Petes OHL 42 21 22 43 69 | Playoffs 9 8 11 19 23
1982-83 Peterborough Petes OHL 57 41 48 89 80 | Playoffs 4 2 2 4 4
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 2 2 2 0 |
St. Catharines Saints AHL 78 27 45 72 78 | Playoffs 7 3 3 6 4
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 2 0 2 4 -3 |
St. Catharines Saints AHL 45 15 19 34 41 |
1985-86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 33 16 25 41 14 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
1986-87 EHC Chur NLA 15 9 4 13 40 |
Adirondack Red Wings AHL 31 7 13 20 18 | Playoffs 11 6 7 13 12
1987-88 HC Martigny NLB 3 2 1 3 8 |
Villacher SV Austria 22 29 25 54 63 |
1988-89 Villacher SV Austria 46 42 57 99 - |
1989-90 Villacher SV Austria 37 32 45 77 52 |
1990-91 Villacher SV Austria 43 40 42 82 110 |
1991-92 Villacher SV Austria 44 48 41 89 77 |
Austria WC B 2 4 4 8 0 |
1992-93 Villacher SV Austria 46 34 34 68 38 |
1993-94 Villacher SV Austria 48 33 42 75 57 |
Austria OG 7 3 1 4 12 |
Austria WC 6 2 0 2 8 |
1994-95 Gherdëina Italy 36 17 29 46 34 |
Austria WC 7 0 1 1 4 -7 |
1995-96 Villacher SV Austria 43 35 30 65 99 |
1996-97 Kapfenberger SV Austria 43 25 27 52 70 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2008-09 Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL Head Coach
2010-11 Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL Head Coach
2011-12 Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL Head Coach
2012-13 EC Salzburg U18 RBHRC U18 Coach
EC Salzburg EBEL Asst. Coach
2013-14 Hamilton Huskies Min Midget AAA AHMMPL Head Coach
2015-16 Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL Head Coach
2016-17 French River Rapids NOJHL Head Coach Hired Feb
2017-18 French River Rapids NOJHL Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 187 65 102 167 0.89 151 0 | 21 9 11 20 0.95 16 0
Austria 372 318 343 661 1.78 566 0 |
COJHL 36 21 24 45 1.25 125 0 |
Italy 36 17 29 46 1.28 34 0 |
MTHL 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
NHL 15 2 2 4 0.27 6 -3 |
NLA 15 9 4 13 0.87 40 0 |
NLB 3 2 1 3 1.00 8 0 |
OG 7 3 1 4 0.57 12 0 |
OHL 163 79 106 185 1.13 201 0 | 18 12 14 26 1.44 45 0
WC 13 2 1 3 0.23 12 -7 |
WC B 2 4 4 8 4.00 0 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1980, 1 #13 overall by Peterborough Petes in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Villacher SV

- 1982-05-01 • Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia to complete transaction that sent Darryl Sittler to Philadelphia (January 20, 1982)


The Toronto, Ontario, native Ken Strong (originally: Kenneth Strong) had a solid junior career with the OHL's Peterborough Petes. He was chosen 58th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft but got traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs only one year later. For the Leafs he appeared in 15 NHL games before he sought a change of scenery and moved to Switzerland. In 1987 Strong joined Austrian Villacher SV, the club he represented for eight years. He became one of the most popular players in the club's history because of his outstanding physical game and 609 scored points (293 goals, 316 assists) in 329 appearances for the club. Furthermore, he lead Villach to two consecutive Austrian championship titles in the years 1992 and 1993, when he was part of the league's most productive line with the two former NHL-ers Alfie Turcotte and Kim Issel.
Ken Strong eventually gained Austrian citizenship and represented the country at two A-pool World Championships and the Olympics in 1994. He scored 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 38 games for Team Austria and was part of the 1992 team which achieved promotion to the A-pool after an absence of 33 years.
(by Hannes Biedermann)

Scored 3 goals in his NLA-debut 1986-10-04 (Chur vs. Olten 5:3)

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