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Born September 14, 1950(1950-09-14),
Nanton, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Pro clubs AHL
Richmond Robins
NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
Career 1971 โ€“ 1982

Orest Michael Kindrachuk (born September 14, 1950 in Nanton, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. His parents were Ukrainian immigrants and his first language was Ukrainian.

Playing career

A solid defensive-minded centre, Kindrachuk signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers, and became an important part of the Flyers team as he helped guide them to win Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. He would be with the organization for six seasons.

Kindrachuk was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to the 1978โ€“79 NHL season, where he would play for three seasons. He signed with the Washington Capitals in 1981, but would only play 4 games before he was forced to retire.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967โ€“68 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 58 24 37 61 44 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1968โ€“69 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 41 21 25 46 33 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1969โ€“70 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 4 3 4 7 5 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1970โ€“71 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 61 49 100 149 103 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1971โ€“72 San Diego Gulls WHL 61 18 36 54 77 4 1 1 2 0
1972โ€“73 Richmond Robins AHL 72 35 51 86 133 3 0 1 1 10
1972โ€“73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1973โ€“74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 11 30 41 85 17 5 4 9 17
1974โ€“75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 60 10 21 31 72 14 0 2 2 12
1975โ€“76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 26 49 75 101 16 4 7 11 4
1976โ€“77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 15 36 51 79 10 2 1 3 0
1977โ€“78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 17 45 62 128 12 5 5 10 13
1978โ€“79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 18 42 60 84 7 4 1 5 7
1979โ€“80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 52 17 29 46 63 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1980โ€“81 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 3 9 12 34 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1981โ€“82 Washington Capitals NHL 4 1 0 1 2 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
NHL totals 508 118 261 379 648 76 20 20 40 53

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Preceded by
Jean Pronovost
Pittsburgh Penguins captains
1978โ€“81
Succeeded by
Randy Carlyle
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