Friday, February 28, 2014

74-75 OPC WHA Set Card by Card #8 - Tom Webster

Tom "Hawkeye" Webster is the next card in the set. Like many of the other players listed so far, Tom was a star in junior and had a good season with Detroit in 70-71 before jumping to the WHA. Like many of other others listed, Tom played very well in the WHA scoring at least 30 goals a season every year except the last one where he was limited to just 15 goals in 20 games. Like many of the others, Tom didn't really have much of a hockey career as a player after the WHA folded.

Tom did go on to become an NHL head coach and was even Gretzky's coach in LA for three seasons.
One thing I didn't realize was Tom was a member of Team Canada at the 74 Summit Series and he coached the World Juniors in 1989 to a fourth place finish. Tom did win in 1991 as an assistant coach of the Team Canada at the Canada Cup tournament.

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