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Lee Norwood
Lee Norwood
Defenseman
Number: 23
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 2, 1960
Birthplace: Oakland, CA, United States
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by St. Louis for Larry Trader on August 7, 1986.
Drafted: QUE / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (62nd overall)
Lee Norwood was a hard-nosed defenseman who could also join in on offense when necessary. His physical style was of use to seven different teams during a career that lasted over 500 regular-season games.

Born in Oakland, California, Norwood grew up in the Detroit suburb of Trenton and eventually ventured to Canada for top amateur competition. He spent the 1977-78 season with the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques before spending two years in the OHA with the Oshawa Generals. After scoring 23 goals for the Gens in 1978-79, Norwood was selected 62nd overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the NHL entry draft. He played a handful of games with the Nords but spent most of his first two pro seasons in the minors. After a trade to Washington, he played sparingly on his new club before spending nearly three full seasons in the minors. In 1984-85 he scored 77 points for the IHL's Peoria Rivermen and was named to the IHL first all-star team and named the league's top defenseman.

Following a trade to the St. Louis Blues, "Hack's" NHL career began to improve. Under coach Jacques Demers, he thrived playing a physical role and working the point on the second power play unit. In the post-season he was particularly effective with nine points in 19 games as the Blues came within a game of reaching the Stanley Cup finals.

When Demers signed to coach the Red Wings in 1986-87, he made a point of trading for Norwood. The veteran played over four seasons in Motown and helped the club reach the semifinals in 1987 and 1988. He was particularly effective when partnered with Gilbert Delorme. In November 1990, Norwood was sent to the New Jersey Devils for speedy forward Paul Ysebaert. The veteran provided stability on the Jersey blueline and helped the team reach the playoffs for the second time in three years.

Norwood began the 1991-92 season in Hartford but was reacquired by the Blues early in the season as defensive insurance. He struggled with injuries in 1992-93 then played 16 games for the Calgary Flames in 1993-94 before retiring. After a year away from the game, Norwood returned in 1995-96 and played two years in the IHL and Colonial League before hanging up his skates for good in 1997.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59