Greg Joly

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Greg Joly
Born (1954-05-30) May 30, 1954 (age 64)
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1974
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1974–1986

Gregory James Joly (born May 30, 1954) is a Canadian retired former professional ice hockey player who was drafted number one overall in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft by the Washington Capitals from the Regina Pats. He played 365 NHL games over the course of his nine-year career for Washington (1974–1976) and the Detroit Red Wings (1976–1983).

Joly was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. He now works in the sports insurance industry in upstate New York.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Regina Pats WCJHL 67 6 38 44 41 15 0 3 3 10
1972–73 Regina Pats WCJHL 67 14 54 68 94 4 0 3 3 4
1973–74 Regina Pats WCJHL 67 21 71 92 103 16 7 13 20 8
1973–74 Regina Pats M-Cup 3 2 3 5 4
1974–75 Washington Capitals NHL 44 1 7 8 44
1975–76 Richmond Robins AHL 3 3 2 5 4
1975–76 Washington Capitals NHL 54 8 17 25 28
1976–77 Springfield Indians AHL 22 0 8 8 16
1976–77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 1 11 12 14
1977–78 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 7 20 27 73 5 0 0 0 8
1978–79 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 0 4 4 6
1979–80 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 8 3 3 6 10
1979–80 Detroit Red Wings NHL 59 3 10 13 45
1980–81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 62 3 34 37 158 17 4 12 16 38
1980–81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 17 0 2 2 10
1981–82 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 36 3 22 25 59
1981–82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 1 5 6 30
1982–83 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 71 8 40 48 118 6 1 0 1 0
1982–83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 78 10 33 43 133 7 0 1 1 19
1984–85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 76 9 40 49 111
1985–86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 65 0 22 22 68 16 0 4 4 38
NHL totals 365 21 76 97 250 5 0 0 0 8
AHL totals 421 39 204 243 677 46 5 17 22 95

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
  • Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
Preceded by
Denis Potvin
NHL first overall draft pick
1974
Succeeded by
Mel Bridgman
Preceded by
None
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
1974
Succeeded by
Alex Forsyth
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