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Tom Edur : biography

November 18, 1954 -

Thomas "Bomber" Edur (born November 18, 1954) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career

Edur was selected by the Boston Bruins in the third round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, 54th overall, although he made his professional debut in the World Hockey Association with the Cleveland Crusaders rather than in the NHL. After three seasons in the WHA, Edur joined the NHL with the Colorado Rockies.

In July, 1978 at the age of 24, after just two seasons in the NHL (with Colorado and the Pittsburgh Penguins), Edur retired from professional hockey to devote his life to the religion of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Edur felt that he was unable to serve God fully while playing professional hockey. Although he was offered a contract by the Penguins that would have allowed him to skip all games played on Sundays, Edur declined, viewing dedication to God as more than a one day a week obligation.

Edur was later drafted by the Edmonton Oilers when he left the WHA for the NHL, however, he again declined an opportunity to become involved with professional hockey.

Transactions

  • August 1973 – Edur signs as an underage free agent with Cleveland Crusaders
  • May 28, 1974 – Drafted in the 3rd round, 54th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
  • September 7, 1977 – Rights traded by the Boston Bruins to the Colorado Rockies for cash
  • December 2, 1977 – Traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Dennis Owchar
  • June 13, 1979 – Selected 12th by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 Toronto Marlboros OHA 57 14 48 62 32
1973–74 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 76 7 31 38 26 5 1 2 3 0
1974–75 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 61 3 20 23 28 5 2 0 2 0
1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 80 7 28 35 62 3 0 2 2 0
1976–77 Colorado Rockies NHL 80 7 25 32 39
1977–78 Colorado Rockies NHL 20 5 7 12 10
1977–78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 5 38 43 18
NHL totals 158 17 70 87 67
WHA totals 217 17 79 96 116 13 3 4 7 0
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