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|1984 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 196 overall by St. Louis Blues
March 28, 1965
Height: 6-0 Weight: 180
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Trenton, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Trenton, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OPJHL Playoffs MVP: 1983-84 (Orillia)
Orillia Assistant Captain: 1983-84
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1983 NHL draft despite being eligible. ...
Attended Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia, Ontario.
| Debut: October 6, 1988 (St. Louis at
Numbers: 20 (St. Louis)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
St. Louis Rookie of Year: 1988-89
Miscellaneous: Had two assists in his first NHL game, including one on the
game's first goal, scored by Brett Hull. ... Paired on defense with Gordie
Roberts for St. Louis in 1988-89. ... Missed part of 1988-89 season with the
flu, an illness contracted in January 1989. He continued to play while sick,
and finally came out of the lineup after he collapsed on the bench during
St. Louis' Jan. 28, 1989, game vs. Washington. He did not return to action
until St. Louis' Feb. 3, 1989, game at Pittsburgh. ... Missed part of
1988-89 season with the flu, an illness contracted in early March 1989. He
did not return to action until St. Louis' March 14, 1989, game vs. Chicago.
... Missed remainder of regular season with bruised left shoulder, an injury
suffered during St. Louis' March 30, 1989, game vs. Quebec. He did not
return to action until Game 1 of St. Louis' first-round playoff series vs.
Minnesota on April 5, 1989. ... Led St. Louis with plus-7 rating in 1989
playoffs. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with strained lower back and
severe back spasms, an injury suffered when he was sandwiched by Steve
Thomas and Troy Murray during St. Louis' Oct. 14, 1989, game vs. Chicago. He
did not return to action until St. Louis' Nov. 4, 1989, game at Quebec. He
played right wing for the Blues in that game because St. Louis was short of
forwards. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with bruised foot, an injury
suffered during St. Louis' Nov. 3, 1993, game at Winnipeg. ... Missed part
of 1993-94 season with pulled groin, an injury suffered during St. Louis'
Dec. 1, 1993, game at Toronto. He did not return to action until St. Louis'
Dec. 15, 1993, game at San Jose. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with the
flu, an illness contracted in December 1993. ... Missed part of 1993-94
season with bruised right knee, an injury suffered during St. Louis' Dec.
29, 1993, game vs. N.Y. Rangers. He did not return to action until St.
Louis' Jan. 9, 1994, game at Dallas. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with
groin injury, suffered during St. Louis' Feb. 3, 1994, game vs. Quebec. He
did not return to action until St. Louis' Feb. 15, 1994, game vs. Vancouver.
... Missed part of 1993-94 season with lacerated mouth, an injury suffered
during St. Louis' March 23, 1994, game at Buffalo. He did not return to
action until St. Louis' March 30, 1994, game at Florida. ...Traded by St. Louis to Tampa Bay in exchange for Adam
Creighton on Oct. 6, 1994, but never played for parent team. ... Traded by
Tampa Bay with Jim Cummins and Jeff Buchanan to Chicago for Paul Ysebaert and Rich Sutter on Feb. 22, 1995, but never played for parent team.
Michigan State (CCHA); Peoria (IHL); Team Canada; Milan Devils
(Italy); Atlanta, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago (IHL)|
World Championships: 1995 (bronze
AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup: 1991
(Peoria), 1998, 2000 (Chicago)
NCAA Championship: 1986 (Michigan State)
Championship: 1992, 1993 (Milan Devils)
IHL All-Star Second Team: 1990-91
(Peoria), 1995-96 (Milwaukee), 1998-99 (Chicago)
CCHA All-Star First Team: 1987-88
State MVP: 1987-88
Michigan State Burgess Award (Outstanding
Michigan State Most Improved Player: 1985-86
State Quad-Captain: 1987-88
Chicago (IHL) Records: Most points
by a defenseman in one season (60 in 1998-99)
Playoffs Assists Leader: 1998 (Chicago) (17 assists)
1990-91: Played on IHL regular-season champion (Peoria).
1999-00: Played on IHL regular-season champion (Chicago).
Education: Majored in public
Miscellaneous: Wore No. 21 at Michigan State. ...
Spent 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons playing in Italy under head coach Ted
Sator. His Milan Devils team went 92-8 in the two years Tilley was on
the roster. He returned to the Blues when he signed a new contract
on July 30, 1993. ... Became active in Oldtimers' charity hockey after
retirement, playing on St. Louis Blues Alumni and Chicago Wolves Alumni
Personal: Full name is Thomas R.
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|U.S. Junior B:
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