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Don Lever

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11 (180 cm) ▪ Weight: 185 lbs. (84 kg)

Born: November 14, 1952 in South Porcupine, Ontario
Draft: Vancouver, 1st round (3rd overall), 1972 NHL Amateur


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Aug 28, 2014 8:25 AM

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
1972-73 20 VAN NHL 78 12 26 38 14 -27 49 8 3 1 1 22 4 0 138 8.7
1973-74 21 VAN NHL 78 23 25 48 20 -16 28 18 4 1 1 18 7 0 175 13.1
1974-75 22 VAN NHL 80 38 30 68 29 -13 49 27 11 0 3 21 9 0 214 17.8 AS-6
1975-76 23 VAN NHL 80 25 40 65 24 -2 93 17 8 0 1 30 9 1 166 15.1
1976-77 24 VAN NHL 80 27 30 57 23 -8 28 18 8 1 2 23 5 2 198 13.6
1977-78 25 VAN NHL 75 17 32 49 18 -29 58 11 6 0 1 29 3 0 168 10.1
1978-79 26 VAN NHL 71 23 21 44 19 -41 17 15 8 0 2 14 7 0 170 13.5
1979-80 27 TOT NHL 79 35 33 68 29 -8 36 28 6 1 1 28 5 0 208 16.8
1979-80 27 VAN NHL 51 21 17 38 16 -13 32 16 5 0 0 13 4 0 134 15.7
1979-80 27 ATF NHL 28 14 16 30 12 5 4 12 1 1 1 15 1 0 74 18.9
1980-81 28 CGY NHL 62 26 31 57 23 21 56 21 4 1 4 25 6 0 157 16.6 Selke-10
1981-82 29 TOT NHL 82 30 39 69 27 -24 26 26 4 0 1 31 7 1 191 15.7
1981-82 29 CGY NHL 23 8 11 19 7 -14 6 7 1 0 0 7 4 0 55 14.5
1981-82 29 CLR NHL 59 22 28 50 20 -10 20 19 3 0 1 24 3 1 136 16.2
1982-83 30 NJD NHL 79 23 30 53 21 -35 68 11 9 3 0 16 13 1 143 16.1
1983-84 31 NJD NHL 70 14 19 33 13 -21 44 11 3 0 2 14 5 0 111 12.6
1984-85 32 NJD NHL 67 10 8 18 8 -29 31 9 0 1 1 7 1 0 83 12.0
1985-86 33 BUF NHL 29 7 1 8 4 -5 6 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 31 22.6
1986-87 34 BUF NHL 10 3 2 5 2 -3 4 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 8 37.5
8 yrs VAN NHL 593 186 221 407 162 -149 354 130 53 3 11 170 48 3 1363 13.6
4 yrs NJD NHL 275 69 85 154 61 -95 163 50 15 4 4 61 22 2 473 14.6
3 yrs CGY NHL 113 48 58 106 42 12 66 40 6 2 5 47 11 0 286 16.8
2 yrs BUF NHL 39 10 3 13 6 -8 10 6 3 1 2 3 0 0 39 25.6
Career NHL 1020 313 367 680 272 -240 593 226 77 10 22 281 81 5 2161 14.5

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
1972-73 20 VAN NHL 78 0.15 0.33 0.49 0.18 0.63 1.77 11 24 35 13 62 12 85 8 -27 0.8 0.4 1.2
1973-74 21 VAN NHL 78 0.29 0.32 0.62 0.25 0.36 2.24 22 24 46 19 70 20 96 30 -16 2.8 0.7 3.4
1974-75 22 VAN NHL 80 0.48 0.38 0.85 0.36 0.61 2.68 32 26 58 25 92 34 73 2 -13 5.0 0.7 5.8 AS-6
1975-76 23 VAN NHL 80 0.31 0.50 0.81 0.31 1.16 2.08 21 35 56 21 89 28 72 9 -2 3.7 0.9 4.6
1976-77 24 VAN NHL 80 0.34 0.38 0.71 0.28 0.35 2.48 24 27 51 20 90 24 95 21 -8 3.5 1.1 4.6
1977-78 25 VAN NHL 75 0.23 0.43 0.65 0.24 0.77 2.24 15 29 44 16 74 21 100 18 -29 2.3 0.4 2.6
1978-79 26 VAN NHL 71 0.32 0.30 0.62 0.26 0.24 2.39 19 18 37 15 64 23 104 22 -41 2.4 0.3 2.6
1979-80 27 TOT NHL 79 0.44 0.42 0.86 0.36 0.46 2.63 29 28 57 23 96 23 97 16 -8 4.9 0.9 5.8
1979-80 27 VAN NHL 51 0.41 0.33 0.75 0.32 0.63 2.63 17 14 31 13 55 17 65 14 -13 2.6 0.4 2.9
1979-80 27 ATF NHL 28 0.50 0.57 1.07 0.44 0.14 2.64 12 14 26 10 41 6 32 2 5 2.3 0.5 2.8
1980-81 28 CGY NHL 62 0.42 0.50 0.92 0.37 0.90 2.53 20 24 44 17 99 24 74 20 21 3.3 1.3 4.7 Selke-10
1981-82 29 TOT NHL 82 0.37 0.48 0.84 0.33 0.32 2.33 22 28 50 20 92 24 113 21 -24 3.4 0.8 4.2
1981-82 29 CGY NHL 23 0.35 0.48 0.83 0.32 0.26 2.39 6 8 14 5 24 8 35 5 -14 0.9 -0.1 0.8
1981-82 29 CLR NHL 59 0.37 0.47 0.85 0.34 0.34 2.31 16 20 36 14 68 16 78 16 -10 2.5 0.9 3.4
1982-83 30 NJD NHL 79 0.29 0.38 0.67 0.26 0.86 1.81 18 24 42 16 80 35 126 46 -35 2.3 0.6 2.8
1983-84 31 NJD NHL 70 0.20 0.27 0.47 0.19 0.63 1.59 11 15 26 10 54 12 82 19 -21 0.6 0.7 1.3
1984-85 32 NJD NHL 67 0.15 0.12 0.27 0.11 0.46 1.24 8 6 14 6 30 5 68 14 -29 -0.6 0.3 -0.3
1985-86 33 BUF NHL 29 0.24 0.03 0.28 0.14 0.21 1.07 5 1 6 3 14 0 30 11 -5 -0.1 0.3 0.2
1986-87 34 BUF NHL 10 0.30 0.20 0.50 0.22 0.40 0.80 3 2 5 2 8 4 8 1 -3 0.2 0.0 0.2
8 yrs VAN NHL 593 0.31 0.37 0.69 0.27 0.60 2.30 161 197 358 142 596 179 690 124 -149 23.0 4.8 27.8
4 yrs NJD NHL 275 0.25 0.31 0.56 0.22 0.59 1.72 53 65 118 47 232 68 354 95 -95 4.8 2.5 7.2
3 yrs CGY NHL 113 0.42 0.51 0.94 0.37 0.58 2.53 38 46 84 33 164 38 141 27 12 6.5 1.8 8.3
2 yrs BUF NHL 39 0.26 0.08 0.33 0.16 0.26 1.00 8 3 11 5 22 4 38 12 -8 0.1 0.3 0.5
Career NHL 1020 0.31 0.36 0.67 0.27 0.58 2.12 260 311 571 227 1014 289 1223 258 -240 34.4 9.4 43.9

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
1974-75 22 VAN NHL 5 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
1975-76 23 VAN NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978-79 26 VAN NHL 3 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 1
1979-80 27 ATF NHL 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
1980-81 28 CGY NHL 16 4 7 11 4 20 4 0 0 0
Career NHL 30 7 10 17 7 26 5 2 0 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
1969-70 17 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 2 0 1 1 4
1970-71 18 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 59 35 36 71 112
1971-72 19 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 63 61 65 126 69
1977-78 25 Canada WEC-A 10 4 3 7 4
1985-86 33 Rochester Americans AHL 29 6 11 17 16
1986-87 34 Rochester Americans AHL 57 29 25 54 69
Career 2 Seasons AHL 86 35 36 71 85
Career 3 Seasons OHA-Jr. 124 96 102 198 185
Career 1 Season WEC-A 10 4 3 7 4

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
1971-72 19 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 6 3 1 4 45
1986-87 34 Rochester Americans AHL 18 4 3 7 14
Career 1 Season AHL 18 4 3 7 14
Career 1 Season OHA-Jr. 6 3 1 4 45

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 15 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Don Lever 5.8 5.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.4 2.8 2.6 2.6 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.2 -0.3
Tom Fergus 92.2 5.6 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.4 2.7 2.5 2.5 0.6 0.4
Mario Tremblay 90.5 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 4.7 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.3 1.1 0.8
Ryan Walter 89.5 6.3 5.5 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.4 1.9 1.8 0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.6
Phil Watson 89.1 4.4 4.3 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.1 1.8 0.8 0.4 -0.5
Brian Mullen 88.8 5.6 5.5 4.7 4.7 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.1 1.7
Kelly Kisio 88.5 5.8 5.7 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.5 3.9 3.7 2.7 2.6 1.5 1.4 0.3
Mike Murphy 88.5 6.5 5.6 5.3 4.5 4.1 4.0 3.3 2.7 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.6
Butch Keeling 88.4 4.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.8 1.5
Peter Zezel 88.2 6.4 5.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7
Steve Reinprecht 87.9 6.0 5.6 4.5 4.5 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.0 2.8 0.9 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Don Lever 5.8 5.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.4 2.8 2.6 2.6 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.2 -0.3
Tom Fergus 92.2 5.6 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.4 2.7 2.5 2.5 0.6 0.4
Mario Tremblay 90.5 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 4.7 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.3 1.1 0.8
Ryan Walter 89.5 6.3 5.5 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.4 1.9 1.8 0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.6
Phil Watson 89.1 4.4 4.3 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.1 1.8 0.8 0.4 -0.5
Brian Mullen 88.8 5.6 5.5 4.7 4.7 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.1 1.7
Kelly Kisio 88.5 5.8 5.7 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.5 3.9 3.7 2.7 2.6 1.5 1.4 0.3
Mike Murphy 88.5 6.5 5.6 5.3 4.5 4.1 4.0 3.3 2.7 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.6
Butch Keeling 88.4 4.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.8 1.5
Peter Zezel 88.2 6.4 5.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7
Steve Reinprecht 87.9 6.0 5.6 4.5 4.5 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.0 2.8 0.9 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 8, 1980: Traded to Atlanta by Vancouver with Brad Smith for Ivan Boldirev and Darcy Rota, February 8, 1980.

June 24, 1980: Transferred to Calgary after Colorado franchise relocated, June 24, 1980.

November 25, 1981: Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Bob MacMillan for Lanny McDonald and Colorado's 4th round choice (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Mikko Makela) in 1983 Entry Draft, November 25, 1981.

June 30, 1982: Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982.

September 9, 1985: Rights traded to Buffalo by New Jersey for cash, September 9, 1985.

June 25, 2002: Named Assistant Coach by St. Louis, June 25, 2002.

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