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Dwight Schofield
Dwight Schofield
Defenseman
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Born: Mar 25, 1956
Birthplace: Waltham, MA, United States
Drafted: DET / 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 5th (76th overall)
In hockey there are certain players who are regarded as "specialists," such as the stay-at-home defenceman, the set-up man or the tough guy. Dwight Schofield was the tough guy.

Schofield, a much-traveled defenceman over his 14-year career, began in the OHA with the London Knights in 1974. He was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1976 Amateur Draft and was called up for a brief three-game stint in the 1976-77 season. From Detroit, Schofield spent the next five seasons in the minors with numerous teams.

Teams as the Kalamazoo Wings, Kansas City Red Wings, Fort Wayne Komets, Dayton Gems, Tulsa Oilers, Milwaukee Admirals, and Nova Scotia Voyageurs were all home to Schofield until he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens in 1982. Once again, he made a brief appearance with the team before ending up in the AHL.

When the St. Louis Blues claimed Schofield from the Habs in the 1983 Waiver Draft, he finally got some playing time in the NHL. Schofield played 70 games for the Blues in the 1983-84 season, collecting 14 points and 219 penalty minutes. He spent two seasons in St. Louis before being claimed in the Waiver Draft once again, this time by the Washington Capitals who picked him up in 1985.

The Caps took Schofield on with one purpose--to protect their scorers. He played the part well, as he moved on to the Pittsburgh Penguins and then Winnipeg Jets before ending his career with the IHL's Kalamazoo Wings in 1988, the team to which he had been demoted after his stint with the Detroit Red Wings some fourteen years earlier.

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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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
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
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80