Tom Webster (ice hockey)
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.
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.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|NY||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|
- Davis, Jefferson (2000). The Three Stars and Other Selections: More Amazing Hockey Lists for Trivia Lovers. Canada: ECW Press. p. 180. ISBN 9781550224276.
- Steve Springer (November 28, 1991). "NHL Suspends Kings' Webster
Hockey: Stick-throwing incident will cost him 12 games, the longest penalty ever given a coach by the league.". Times Staff Writer. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
- WHA Hall of Fame Members
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Tom Webster's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Tom Webster's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Head coach of the New York Rangers
| Succeeded by|
|Head coach of the Los Angeles Kings
| Succeeded by|
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