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Scott Garland
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Born May 16, 1952(1952-05-16)
Regina, Saskatechwan, Canada
Died June 9, 1979(1979-06-09) (aged 27)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1972–1979

Scott Garland (born Scott Stephen Garland on May 16, 1952) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played three seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings.

Playing CareerEdit

After Scott played major junior hockey with the Montreal Junior Canadiens and the Peterborough Petes of the OHA, he signed a free-agent pro contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, following a year in the CHL with the Tulsa Oilers.

In the 1975-76 season, he was called up to the Leafs for 16 games where he scored four goals and seven points while playing the wing on the team's fourth-line unit.

In the 1976-77 season, Scott played his only full NHL campaign, dressing for 69 games, scoring nine goals and 29 points during that time.

In the summer of 1978, he was sent as part of a package deal to the Los Angeles Kings, but only played in 6 games with the team and spent the majority of the 1978-79 season in the minors with the Springfield Indians.

DeathEdit

On June 9, 1979, Scott died from head injuries in an automobile accident after blowing a tire while driving in Montreal, Quebec, Canada & hitting a wall. He was 27 years old at the time of his death.

In his career, he played in 91 NHL games, scoring 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points.