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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
9 overall by Detroit Red Wings
Born October 13, 1954
||Position: Left Wing
/ Right Wing|
Height: 6-1 Weight: 180
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Forest, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OMJHL All-Star First Team: 1973-74 (Oshawa)
OMJHL All-Star Second
Team: 1972-73 (Oshawa)
Oshawa MVP: 1973-74
Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as No. 2 overall
prospect and top left wing available in the 1974 NHL draft.
| Debut: October 9, 1974 (Chicago at Detroit)|
Numbers: 23 (Detroit); 11
(Colorado); 28 (N.Y. Rangers)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1987
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Detroit, Colorado, NYR||330||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Detroit Rookie of Year: 1974-75
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1974-75 season with separated shoulder,
an injury that required postseason surgery. ... Had surgery for injuries
suffered in car accident following 1975-76 season. ... Was one of the two
players (with Jim Rutherford) that Detroit originally offered Los Angeles as
compensation for signing Rogie Vachon on Aug. 8, 1978. The NHL overruled the
move and forced Detroit to give Dale McCourt to Los Angeles. McCourt fought
the ruling and was allowed to remain in Detroit, but Lochead was not part of
the final compensation package.
|Post-Draft Teams: New Haven (AHL); Kansas
City (CHL); Kaufbeuren, Cologne, Bad Nauheim, Mannheim (West Germany); Chur
(Switzerland); Vienna (Austria)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL All-Star First Team: 1979-80
WHA Draft Pick: 1974 (by
Indianapolis, No. 32 overall in Round 3)
1976-77: Played 10 games
for Kansas City team that won CHL regular-season and playoff titles, but was
not with team in postseason.
1979-80: Played on AHL regular-season
champion (New Haven).
Coaching Career: Named head coach of
Regensburg (West Germany) in 1987 and remained in that position through
1987-88 season. ... Named head coach of Wolfsburg (West Germany) in 1988 and
remained in that position through 1988-89 season. ... Named assistant coach of
London (OHL) in 1989 and remained in that position through 1990-91 season. ...
Named head coach of Solohum (Switzerland) in 1991 and remained in that
position through 1991-92 season. ... Named head coach of Olten (Switzerland)
in 1992 and remained in that position through 1992-93 season. ... Named head
coach of Sauerland (Germany) in 1993 and remained in that position through
1993-94 season. ... Named head coach of Ratingen (Germany) in 1994 and
remained in that position through 1996-97 season. ... Named head coach of
Kassel (Germany) during 1997-98 season and remained in that position for
portion of season.
Personal: Nicknamed "Whip." ...
Full name is William Alexander Lochead. ... Also known as Billy Lochead during
his playing days.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|WAIVERS: Detroit placed Lochead on waivers,
and he was claimed by Colorado on Feb. 9, 1979.||
|Won Stanley Cup:
|Hall of Fame: