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Canada Don Lever
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3. Kirill Tyutyayev - - - -
4. Shawn Element - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
68
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Weight
185 lbs / 84 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1

Brother-in-law: Rick Ley

Lever was selected 3rd overall in 1972 after scoring 126 points with the Niagra Falls Flyers and winning the OHL's Red Tilson Trophy for most outstanding player. He scored 38 points the following year as a rookie for the Canucks. He later set career highs in 1975 with 38 goals and 1982 with 69 points. Lever reached the 45-point mark in 9 seasons and retired in 1987 with 313 goals and 680 points.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1968-69 South Porcupine Gold Kings U18 A U18 A - - - - - |
1969-70 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 2 0 1 1 4 |
1970-71 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 59 35 36 71 112 |
1971-72 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 63 61 65 126 69 | Playoffs 6 3 1 4 45
1972-73 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 12 26 38 49 -27 |
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 23 25 48 28 -16 |
1974-75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 38 30 68 49 -13 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 4
1975-76 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 25 40 65 93 -2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 27 30 57 28 -8 |
1977-78 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 75 17 32 49 58 -29 |
Canada WC 10 4 3 7 4 |
1978-79 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 71 23 21 44 17 -41 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3 2
1979-80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 51 21 17 38 32 -13 |
Atlanta Flames NHL 28 14 16 30 4 5 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0
1980-81 Calgary Flames NHL 62 26 31 57 56 21 | Playoffs 16 4 7 11 20
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 23 8 11 19 6 -14 |
Colorado Rockies NHL 59 22 28 50 20 -10 |
1982-83 New Jersey Devils “C” NHL 79 23 30 53 68 -35 |
1983-84 New Jersey Devils “C” NHL 70 14 19 33 44 -21 |
1984-85 New Jersey Devils NHL 67 10 8 18 31 -29 |
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 29 7 1 8 6 -5 |
Rochester Americans AHL 29 6 11 17 16 |
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 10 3 2 5 4 -3 |
Rochester Americans AHL 57 29 25 54 69 10 | Playoffs 18 4 3 7 14
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1989-90 Rochester Americans AHL Head Coach
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL Head Coach
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL Asst. Coach
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL Asst. Coach
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL Asst. Coach
2005-06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL Head Coach
2006-07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL Head Coach
2007-08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL Head Coach
2008-09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL Head Coach
Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. Coach
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout
Chicago Wolves AHL Head Coach
2010-11 Chicago Wolves AHL Head Coach
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2016-17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2017-18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
2020-21 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Scout Pro Scout
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 86 35 36 71 0.83 85 10 | 1 18 4 3 7 0.39 14 -
NHL 15 1020 313 367 680 0.67 593 -240 | 5 30 7 10 17 0.57 26 -
OHA-Jr. 3 124 96 102 198 1.60 185 - | 1 6 3 1 4 0.67 45 -
U18 A 1 - - - - - - - | 0
WC 1 10 4 3 7 0.70 4 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Dennis Kearns (D) 1972-1980 8 Canada, Vancouver Canucks
Phil Russell (D) 1979-1987 7 Atlanta Flames, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils
Chris Oddleifson (F) 1973-1980 7 Vancouver Canucks
Bobby Lalonde (F) 1972-1982 7 Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks

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Drafted 1969, 4 #37 overall by Niagara Falls Flyers in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Vancouver Canucks

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