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|1976 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
No. 13 overall by
Born October 13, 1956
||Position: Left Wing|
5-10 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Bancroft, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Bancroft, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OMJHL All-Star First Team: 1974-75, 1975-76
Sudbury Records: Most goals in one season (72 in 1975-76), most goals in
one game (5 on Feb. 29, 1976, vs. Sault Ste. Marie, shares record)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
OMJHL's No. 6 prospect for the 1976 NHL draft.
| Debut: December 14, 1977 (Montreal at
Numbers: 30 (Montreal); 23, 27 (Pittsburgh); 25
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1986
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|1977-1985||Montreal, Pittsburgh, Toronto||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Pittsburgh Briere Trophy (Rookie of Year):
1978-79 (co-winner with Greg Millen)
Pittsburgh Playoffs Goals Leader: 1980 (2, tie)
1977-78: Played two regular-season games for Montreal team that went on
to win Stanley Cup, but was not with team in postseason.
Miscellaneous: Montreal traded Schutt to Washington in exchange for
Pierre Bouchard in October 1978. Schutt reported to Washington's 1978 training
camp and began practicing with the Caps, but the NHL vetoed the deal because
it violated rules of the waiver draft. Bouchard had been selected off
Montreal's roster in the waiver draft. Washington tried to trade Bouchard back
to Montreal, but the NHL ruled that he had to clear waivers before such a deal
could be made. ... Played on line with Peter Lee and Greg Malone for
Pittsburgh from 1978-79 through 1980-81. ... Retired due to chronic back pain.
|Post-Draft Teams: Nova Scotia (AHL); Erie (AHL);
Baltimore (AHL); Muskegon (IHL); St. Catharines (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL Calder Cup: 1977 (Nova Scotia)
AHL Garrett Award (Rookie of Year):
1976-77 (Nova Scotia)
WHA Draft Pick: 1976 (by Cleveland,
No. 14 overall in Round 2)
AHL Playoffs Goals Leader: 1977 (Nova
Scotia) (8 goals, tie)
1976-77: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Nova Scotia).
1983-84: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Baltimore).
Returned to Sudbury, Ontario, after his retirement and worked in office
furniture supply business.
Personal: Full name is Rodney G.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Montreal traded Schutt to Pittsburgh
in exchange for 1981 first-round pick (Mark Hunter) on October 18, 1978.||
|Won Stanley Cup:
|Hall of Fame: