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Graeme Townshend
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Born October 23, 1965 (1965-10-23) (age 53)
Kingston, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Played for Houston Aeros (IHL)
Utah Grizzlies (IHL)
Minnesota Moose (IHL)
Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Prince Edward Island Senators (AHL)
New York Islanders (NHL)
Capital District Islanders (AHL)
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Maine Mariners (AHL)
Playing career 1989–1999

Graeme Townshend (born Graeme Scott Townshend on October 23, 1965) is a retired ice hockey forward.

He has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins.

Graeme has played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Capital District Islanders, Prince Edward Island Senators and the Maine Mariners.

He has also played in the International Hockey League (IHL) for the Houston Aeros, Minnesota Moose and the Utah Grizzles. He played for the Lake Charles Ice Pirates in the Western Professional Hockey League.

Playing CareerEdit

Before turning professional, Graeme played four seasons at RPI in ECAC Hockey and served as a team captain during the 1987-88 season.

He also played for the Mimico Monarchs of the Central Junior "B" Hockey League. On May 12, 1989, Graeme was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.

On September 3, 1991, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders. On August 24, 1993, he was signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators.

After retiring from hockey, Graeme coached professional hockey for the Macon Whoopee of the Central Hockey League and the Greensboro Generals of the ECHL.

He served as the Player Development Coordinator for the San Jose Sharks for four years.

On September 9, 2008, Graeme was hired as the skating coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Awards & AchievementsEdit

Graeme was distinguished by the International Hockey League & the Western Professional Hockey League as "Man of the Year" for his leadership on & off the ice and for his contributions to his community.

Personal LifeEdit

In 1969, Graeme & his younger brother Kurt emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada where their sister Laurie was born.

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