Tom Lysiak

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Tom Lysiak
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Tom Lysiak (l.) celebrates with Dave Shand and Harold Phillipoff after a goal against the Colorado Rockies in 1978
Born (1953-04-22)April 22, 1953
High Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Died May 30, 2016(2016-05-30) (aged 63)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Atlanta Flames
Chicago Black Hawks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 23rd overall, 1973
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1973–1986

Thomas James Lysiak (April 22, 1953 – May 30, 2016) was a Canadian ice hockey player. He was selected as the second overall pick in round 1 of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Flames, and was selected by the Houston Aeros in round 2 of the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft (23rd overall).

In each of his last two seasons at Medicine Hat, Lysiak was awarded the Bob Clarke Trophy as the Western Canada Hockey League's leading scorer (with a total of 297 points in 135 games).

Lysiak died of leukemia in Roswell, Georgia on May 30, 2016 at age 63.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Block, Chris Blow to 1980’s Blackhawk legend’s battle with cancer The Third Man In.com September 10, 2013
  2. Cain, Brandon M. Former Blackhawk Tom Lysiak dies of Leukemia at 63 SB Nation, May 30, 2016

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Preceded by
Jacques Richard
Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Vic Mercredi
Preceded by
Pat Quinn
Atlanta Flames captain
19771979
Succeeded by
Jean Pronovost