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Jack Lynch
Jack Lynch
Defenseman
Number: 3
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: May 28, 1952
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Pittsburgh with Jim Rutherford for Ron Stackhouse on January 17, 1974.
Drafted: PIT / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 2nd (24th overall)
Although born in Toronto, Jack Lynch played all of his youth hockey in Barrie, Ontario. After success as a midget, however, he was spurned by the OHA during their midget draft.

During the following season, Lynch was finally claimed by the Oshawa Generals of the OHA. In his two seasons with the club, he put up solid offensive numbers, netting 18 goals each year.

In 1972, he was selected 24th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although he was also drafted by the Miami Screamng Eagles of the WHA, Lynch had only one dream in mind: to play in the NHL.

In his first big league road game, Lynch recalled going into Boston where he went toe-to toe against Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr. He was in absolute awe as the Bruins exploited his inexperience to score four of the eight goals they pumped past the Penguins helpless goalie.

Lynch's stay in Pittsburgh was short. By early 1974, he was sporting a Red Wings sweater in a more positive environment. Teamed with his mentor, Gary Bergman, Lynch was able to settle down and gain confidence. But his Motor City opportunity only lasted about a year before he was traded to the lowest of lowly Washington Capitals.

At the time, the Caps were the worst team in NHL history. But Lynch endured as the club gradually scraped themselves up off of the basement over the next few campaigns. In 1977, however, Lynch suffered a serious knee injury from which he never fully recovered. After a short stay with the Hershey Bears of the AHL in 1979, he called it quits.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80