• Hockey
  • 2002
  • Athlete

Tony Currie

He was often quoted as saying that he played hockey for the better part of 20 years because he loved the game, and because it gave him a chance to experience the world.

That world, which for him began in Sydney Mines, included stops in Oromocto, Edmonton, Penticton, St. Louis, Portland, Salt Lake, Vancouver, Hartford, and in Germany and Italy.

Everywhere he played he displayed a magic touch around the goal, - in the CHL, AHL, and NHL; as a member of Canada’s National Junior and bronze medal Izvestia teams; as well as with the 1982 Stanley Cup finalist Vancouver Canucks. Tows of his best years were those he spent as a member of the AHL’s Fredericton Express.

Since retiring he has dedicated much of his energies to assisting others who have the same love for hockey. Through his volunteer work, the Currie Express continues to roll.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1st, 2002.

Quick Facts

  • Hockey career was launched in Oromocto, N.B. where he played on the Pee-Wee “A” team that participated in the prestigious Quebec International tournament (1968)
  • Drafted in the third round by the St. Louis Blues of the NHL in 1977
  • Led all right wingers in scoring in Canadian Junior league in 1976-77 with 73 goals and 52 assists
  • Member of Canadian team to Izvestia tournament in Moscow, winning the bronze medal in 1979
  • Scored 68 goals in 167 games with St. Louis (1977-82)
  • In 1982-83, was assigned to Vancouver’s AHL farm club, the Fredericton Express, recording 53 goals in just 80 games
  • Named AHL first team all star at right wing in 1983
  • In 1985-86 led the Express in scoring with 35 goals and 40 assists
  • Played professionally in Europe 1986-1990
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