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Scott Bjugstad
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Born June 2, 1961 (1961-06-02) (age 57)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 181st overall, 1981
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1983–1993

Scott Bjugstad (born Barry Scott Bjugstad on June 2, 1961) is an American retired professional ice hockey forward who played 317 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1984 and 1992.

Playing CareerEdit

During high school, Scott resided in New Brighton, Minnesota where he attended Irondale High School and helped lead the Knights hockey team to playoff victories.

After high school, he went on to a successful college career with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. He was also a member of the United States national hockey team during the 1984 Winter Olympics before turning professional.

Scott was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft (181st overall) where he played for them for 5 years.

On December 17, 1988, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Gord Dineen in exchange for Ville Siren and Steve Gotaas.

Scott played for the Penguins for only a year before being signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings on August 24, 1989. He played for the Kings for 3 years.

He later played for the Phoenix Roadrunners in the IHL for 2 seasons before retiring in 1993.

Post-Playing CareerEdit

From 1998 to 2000, Scott was the head coach for Blaine High's hockey team in Blaine, Minnesota.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 0 0 0 2
1983–84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 15 10 8 18 6 5 3 4 7 0
1984–85 Springfield Indians AHL 5 2 3 5 2
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 72 11 4 15 32
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 80 43 33 76 24 5 0 1 1 0
1986–87 Springfield Indians AHL 11 6 4 10 7
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 39 4 9 13 43
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 33 10 12 22 15
1988–89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 4 5 0 5 4
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 3 0 3 4
1989–90 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 47 45 21 66 40
1989–90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 2
1990–91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 2 4 6 12 2 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 3 7 2 9 2
1991–92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 2 4 6 10
1991–92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 28 14 14 28 12
1992–93 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 7 5 4 9 4
NHL Totals 317 76 68 144 144 9 0 1 1 2

AccoladesEdit

  • All-WCHA First Team (1982–83)

Personal LifeEdit

Scott is the uncle of Pittsburgh Penguins player Nick Bjugstad.