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Brian Lawton

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)

Born: June 29, 1965 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Draft: Minnesota, 1st round (1st overall), 1983 NHL Entry

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1983-84 18 MNS NHL 58 10 21 31 11 0 33 10 0 0 4 19 2 0 74 13.5
1984-85 19 MNS NHL 40 5 6 11 4 -2 24 4 1 0 1 6 0 0 40 12.5
1985-86 20 MNS NHL 65 18 17 35 14 10 36 14 4 0 7 17 0 0 98 18.4
1986-87 21 MNS NHL 66 21 23 44 18 20 86 19 2 0 2 21 2 0 125 16.8
1987-88 22 MNS NHL 74 17 24 41 16 -10 71 10 7 0 1 14 9 1 155 11.0
1988-89 23 TOT NHL 65 17 26 43 16 -11 67 7 10 0 2 16 10 0 128 13.3
1988-89 23 NYR NHL 30 7 10 17 6 -2 39 4 3 0 0 8 2 0 58 12.1
1988-89 23 HAR NHL 35 10 16 26 10 -9 28 3 7 0 2 8 8 0 70 14.3
1989-90 24 TOT NHL 35 7 7 14 6 -15 30 3 4 0 0 5 2 0 52 13.5
1989-90 24 HAR NHL 13 2 1 3 1 -2 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 17 11.8
1989-90 24 QUE NHL 14 5 6 11 4 -9 10 2 3 0 0 4 2 0 25 20.0
1989-90 24 BOS NHL 8 0 0 0 0 -4 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
1991-92 26 SJS NHL 59 15 22 37 14 -25 42 8 7 0 1 9 12 1 131 11.5
1992-93 27 SJS NHL 21 2 8 10 3 -9 12 2 0 0 0 6 2 0 29 6.9
5 yrs DAL NHL 303 71 91 162 64 18 250 57 14 0 15 77 13 1 492 14.4
2 yrs SJS NHL 80 17 30 47 18 -34 54 10 7 0 1 15 14 1 160 10.6
2 yrs CAR NHL 48 12 17 29 11 -11 34 4 8 0 2 9 8 0 87 13.8
1 yr BOS NHL 8 0 0 0 0 -4 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
1 yr COL NHL 14 5 6 11 4 -9 10 2 3 0 0 4 2 0 25 20.0
1 yr NYR NHL 30 7 10 17 6 -2 39 4 3 0 0 8 2 0 58 12.1
Career NHL 483 112 154 266 104 -42 401 77 35 0 18 113 39 2 832 13.5

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1983-84 18 MNS NHL 58 0.17 0.36 0.53 0.19 0.57 1.28 8 17 25 9 48 7 42 1 0 0.6 0.6 1.2
1984-85 19 MNS NHL 40 0.13 0.15 0.28 0.11 0.60 1.00 4 5 9 4 21 3 22 2 -2 -0.4 0.5 0.1
1985-86 20 MNS NHL 65 0.28 0.26 0.54 0.22 0.55 1.51 14 13 27 11 53 10 33 0 10 1.1 1.1 2.2
1986-87 21 MNS NHL 66 0.32 0.35 0.67 0.27 1.30 1.89 18 19 37 15 66 6 41 1 20 2.4 1.3 3.7
1987-88 22 MNS NHL 74 0.23 0.32 0.55 0.21 0.96 2.09 14 20 34 13 72 35 66 19 -10 1.4 0.9 2.3
1988-89 23 TOT NHL 65 0.26 0.40 0.66 0.25 1.03 1.97 14 21 35 13 68 30 50 1 -11 1.9 0.6 2.4
1988-89 23 NYR NHL 30 0.23 0.33 0.57 0.21 1.30 1.93 6 8 14 5 24 6 21 1 -2 0.5 0.3 0.8
1988-89 23 HAR NHL 35 0.29 0.46 0.74 0.28 0.80 2.00 8 13 21 8 44 24 29 0 -9 1.3 0.3 1.6
1989-90 24 TOT NHL 35 0.20 0.20 0.40 0.16 0.86 1.49 6 6 12 5 24 9 30 0 -15 0.2 0.1 0.3
1989-90 24 HAR NHL 13 0.15 0.08 0.23 0.10 0.46 1.31 2 1 3 1 4 2 4 0 -2 -0.1 0.1 0.0
1989-90 24 QUE NHL 14 0.36 0.43 0.79 0.31 0.71 1.79 4 5 9 4 19 6 22 0 -9 0.6 0.0 0.6
1989-90 24 BOS NHL 8 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.75 1.25 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 -4 -0.3 0.0 -0.3
1991-92 26 SJS NHL 59 0.25 0.37 0.63 0.25 0.71 2.22 13 19 32 12 56 26 68 13 -25 1.9 0.2 2.1
1992-93 27 SJS NHL 21 0.10 0.38 0.48 0.16 0.57 1.38 2 6 8 3 19 6 26 4 -9 0.1 0.1 0.2
5 yrs DAL NHL 303 0.23 0.30 0.53 0.21 0.83 1.62 58 74 132 52 260 61 204 23 18 5.0 4.4 9.4
2 yrs SJS NHL 80 0.21 0.38 0.59 0.22 0.68 2.00 15 25 40 15 75 32 94 17 -34 2.0 0.3 2.4
2 yrs CAR NHL 48 0.25 0.35 0.60 0.24 0.71 1.81 10 14 24 9 48 26 33 0 -11 1.2 0.4 1.6
1 yr COL NHL 14 0.36 0.43 0.79 0.31 0.71 1.79 4 5 9 4 19 6 22 0 -9 0.6 0.0 0.6
1 yr NYR NHL 30 0.23 0.33 0.57 0.21 1.30 1.93 6 8 14 5 24 6 21 1 -2 0.5 0.3 0.8
1 yr BOS NHL 8 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.75 1.25 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 -4 -0.3 0.0 -0.3
Career NHL 483 0.23 0.32 0.55 0.21 0.83 1.72 93 126 219 85 427 132 378 41 -42 9.1 5.5 14.5

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1983-84 18 MNS NHL 5 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
1985-86 20 MNS NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -5 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
1988-89 23 HAR NHL 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 20.0
Career NHL 11 1 1 2 1 -3 12 1 0 0 0 14 7.1

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1981-82 16 Mount St. Charles Mounties High-RI 26 45 43 88
1982-83 17 Mount St. Charles Mounties High-RI 23 40 43 83
1982-83 17 United States Nat-Tm 7 3 2 5 6
1982-83 17 United States WJC-A 7 3 1 4 6
1984-85 19 United States Can-Cup 6 5 0 5 4
1984-85 19 Springfield Indians AHL 42 14 28 42 37
1986-87 21 United States WEC-A 8 3 3 6 14
1989-90 24 Maine Mariners AHL 5 0 0 0 14
1990-91 25 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 63 26 40 66 108
1992-93 27 2 Teams IHL 26 11 15 26 40
1992-93 27 Kansas City Blades IHL 9 6 4 10 10
1992-93 27 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 17 5 11 16 30
Career 2 Seasons AHL 47 14 28 42 51
Career 1 Season Can-Cup 6 5 0 5 4
Career 2 Seasons High-RI 49 85 86 171
Career 2 Seasons IHL 89 37 55 92 148
Career 1 Season Nat-Tm 7 3 2 5 6
Career 1 Season WEC-A 8 3 3 6 14
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 3 1 4 6

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1984-85 19 Springfield Indians AHL 4 1 1 2 2
1990-91 25 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 11 4 9 13 40
Career 1 Season AHL 4 1 1 2 2
Career 1 Season IHL 11 4 9 13 40

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Brian Lawton 3.7 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.1
Kevin LaVallee 92.9 3.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.0
Bob Kelly 87.9 3.9 2.5 2.4 2.3 1.8 1.6 0.0 -0.2 -0.4
Craig MacTavish 86.5 3.4 2.9 2.5 2.1 2.1 1.1 0.9 0.1 0.0
Steve Bozek 86.1 3.8 3.1 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.3 0.9 0.5 -0.2
Larry Popein 85.9 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.8 1.7 0.6 -0.1
Antti Laaksonen 85.5 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.4 0.2 -0.2
Grant Marshall 85.1 3.9 3.1 2.7 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Inge Hammarstrom 85.0 3.9 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.5
Ted Irvine 84.8 3.8 3.5 3.0 2.3 2.1 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.0
Patrik Stefan 84.1 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Brian Lawton 3.7 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.1
Kevin LaVallee 92.9 3.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.0
Lou Angotti 89.5 4.0 2.6 2.5 2.4 1.6 1.4 0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.2
Larry Popein 85.9 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.8 1.7 0.6 -0.1
Antti Laaksonen 85.5 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.4 0.2 -0.2
Inge Hammarstrom 85.0 3.9 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.5
Patrik Stefan 84.1 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.7
Keith McCreary 83.7 4.0 3.5 2.7 2.4 2.3 1.8 0.9 0.0 -0.1
Ernie Hicke 83.3 3.7 3.1 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.9 0.9 -0.3
Pierre Jarry 83.2 3.8 3.1 2.3 1.8 1.7 1.0 0.0
Bill Lindsay 82.9 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 11, 1988: Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Igor Liba and the rights to Rick Bennett for Paul Jerrard, Mark Tinordi, Mike Sullivan, the rights to Bret Barnett and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Murray Garbutt) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 11, 1988.

December 26, 1988: Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers with Norm MacIver and Don Maloney for Carey Wilson and Hartford's 5th round choice (Lubos Rob) in 1990 Entry Draft, December 26, 1988.

December 1, 1989: Claimed on waivers by Quebec from Hartford, December 1, 1989.

February 7, 1990: Signed as a free agent by Boston, February 7, 1990.

July 27, 1990: Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 27, 1990.

August 9, 1991: Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 9, 1991.

January 22, 1993: Traded to New Jersey by San Jose for future considerations, January 22, 1993.

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