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Alex Pirus
Alex Pirus
Right Wing
Number: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
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Born: Jan 12, 1955
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Minnesota for cash on January 3, 1980.
Drafted: MNS / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 3rd (41st overall)
The third choice, 41st overall selection of the Minnesota North Stars in the 1975 NHL entry draft, Pirus is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior 'A' Hockey League's Richmond Hill Rams and attended the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 1973.

The Toronto, Ontario, native spent three seasons with the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Fighting Irish before making his NHL debut with Minnesota in 1976-77.

In his rookie year with the North Stars, Pirus played in 79 games scoring (20) goals while adding (17) assists for (37) points. Pirus returned to Minnesota in 1977-78 looking to build on his exploits from his inaugural season, however he was unable to do so as his totals dropped to (9) gaols and (6) assists for (15) points. Unable to get things going in his sophomore year, Pirus found himself playing in 18 games with the Central Hockey League's Fort Worth Texans.

Looking to rebound in 1978-79, Pirus fortunes turned from better to worse, playing in only 15 games with the North Stars while spending the majority of the season with the CHL's Oklahoma City Blazers. Pirus began the 1979-80 campaign with Oklahoma City before Minnesota traded him to the Detroit Red Wings early into the season. After only four games with Detroit, Pirus was headed back to Minnesota after being traded during the off-season by the Red Wings.

Having only been back in the North Stars' organization for no more than a month, the team traded Pirus to the New York Islanders, a team with whom he never ended up playing for. Instead of joining the Islanders for the 1980-81 season, Pirus found a home in the CHL with Indianapolis Checkers.

Following the 1980-81 season, Pirus retired from the game after having played in 161 NHL games.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  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