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Canada William Needham

a.k.a. "Bill Needham"
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Last added: Thijs Lengemann
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brady Shaw 21 14 21 35
2. Adam Helewka 21 13 16 29
3. Matt Bradley 21 14 14 28
4. Tyler Coulter 21 14 11 25
5. Olivier Archambault 21 6 19 25
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
F
Age
Height
5'9" / 175 cm
Weight
174 lbs / 79 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
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Contract
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Highlights
1-time AHL Best Defenseman (Eddie Shore Award) 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
1-time AHL First All-Star Team 1

Needham, 90, died on January 25, 2022, in Strongsville, Ohio.

Team Staff profile of William Needham also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1952-53 Grand Rapids Rockets IHL 49 7 10 17 85 - | Playoffs 10 0 4 4 10 -
1953-54 Glace Bay Miners MMHL 44 6 8 14 83 - |
Valleyfield Braves QHL 31 3 3 6 65 - | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 8 -
1954-55 Valleyfield Braves QHL 46 5 3 8 30 - |
New Westminster Royals WHL-Sr. 5 0 0 0 2 - |
1956-57 North Bay Trappers NOHA 58 8 11 19 61 - |
Cleveland Barons AHL 2 0 0 0 2 - |
1957-58 Cleveland Barons AHL 69 4 11 15 35 - | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 6 -
1958-59 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 5 11 16 59 - | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 10 -
1959-60 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 5 16 21 79 - | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 4 -
1960-61 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 2 16 18 79 - | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 11 -
1961-62 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 6 17 23 62 - | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 4 -
1962-63 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 8 25 33 76 - | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 2 -
1963-64 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 3 22 25 74 - | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 24 -
1964-65 Cleveland Barons AHL 63 4 15 19 70 - |
1965-66 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 8 17 25 48 - | Playoffs 12 0 1 1 10 -
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 5 33 38 59 - | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0 -
1967-68 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 5 27 32 80 - |
1968-69 Cleveland Barons AHL 67 3 11 14 50 - | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 4 -
1969-70 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 2 19 21 46 - |
1970-71 Cleveland Barons AHL 64 2 6 8 40 - | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 2 -
1971-72 Toledo Hornets IHL 32 0 5 5 29 - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1971-72 Toledo Hornets IHL Player-Coach 26-46-0
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders WHA Head Coach 43-32-3
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders WHA Head Coach 37-32-9
1974-75 Roanoke Valley Rebels SHL-Sr. Head Coach 29-41-2
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 15 981 62 246 308 0.31 859 - | 11 76 0 13 13 0.17 77 -
IHL 2 81 7 15 22 0.27 114 - | 1 10 0 4 4 0.40 10 -
MMHL 1 44 6 8 14 0.32 83 - | 0
NOHA 1 58 8 11 19 0.33 61 - | 0
QHL 2 77 8 6 14 0.18 95 - | 1 7 0 1 1 0.14 8 -
WHL-Sr. 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 2 - | 0
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Needham was inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

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