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Larry Playfair

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 205 lbs.

Born: June 23, 1958 in Fort St. James, British Columbia
Draft: Buffalo, 1st round (13th overall), 1978 NHL Amateur

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
1978-79 20 BUF NHL 26 0 3 3 1 1 60 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 12 0.0 0 0:00
1979-80 21 BUF NHL 79 2 10 12 4 13 145 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 32 6.3 0 0:00 AS-20
1980-81 22 BUF NHL 75 3 9 12 4 4 169 3 0 0 1 9 0 0 54 5.6 0 0:00
1981-82 23 BUF NHL 77 6 10 16 6 -5 258 6 0 0 0 10 0 0 68 8.8 0 0:00
1982-83 24 BUF NHL 79 4 13 17 6 5 180 4 0 0 0 12 1 0 75 5.3 0 0:00
1983-84 25 BUF NHL 76 5 11 16 6 4 211 5 0 0 0 10 1 0 67 7.5 0 0:00
1984-85 26 BUF NHL 72 3 14 17 5 -3 157 3 0 0 1 14 0 0 64 4.7 0 0:00
1985-86 27 TOT NHL 61 1 3 4 1 -22 126 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 41 2.4 0 0:00
1985-86 27 BUF NHL 47 1 2 3 1 -8 100 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 35 2.9 0 0:00
1985-86 27 LAK NHL 14 0 1 1 0 -14 26 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0.0 0 0:00
1986-87 28 LAK NHL 37 2 7 9 3 -1 181 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 20 10.0 0 0:00
1987-88 29 LAK NHL 54 0 7 7 2 -13 197 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 20 0.0 0 0:00
1988-89 30 TOT NHL 48 0 6 6 2 -7 126 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 10 0.0 0 0:00
1988-89 30 LAK NHL 6 0 3 3 1 3 16 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00
1988-89 30 BUF NHL 42 0 3 3 1 -10 110 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 0.0 0 0:00
1989-90 31 BUF NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0:00
10 yrs BUF NHL 577 24 76 100 34 -1 1392 24 0 0 2 74 2 0 413 5.8 0
4 yrs LAK NHL 111 2 18 20 6 -25 420 2 0 0 0 17 1 0 50 4.0 0
Career NHL 688 26 94 120 40 -26 1812 26 0 0 2 91 3 0 463 5.6 0

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
1978-79 20 BUF NHL 26 0.00 0.12 0.12 0.03 2.31 0.46 0 3 3 1 18 1 17 1 1 -0.3 1.5 1.1
1979-80 21 BUF NHL 79 0.03 0.13 0.15 0.05 1.84 0.41 2 8 10 3 50 0 38 1 13 -0.6 5.1 4.6 AS-20
1980-81 22 BUF NHL 75 0.04 0.12 0.16 0.05 2.25 0.72 2 7 9 3 59 0 56 1 4 -0.5 4.5 4.0
1981-82 23 BUF NHL 77 0.08 0.13 0.21 0.08 3.35 0.88 4 7 11 4 62 0 79 12 -5 -0.1 4.3 4.2
1982-83 24 BUF NHL 79 0.05 0.16 0.22 0.07 2.28 0.95 3 10 13 4 79 2 91 19 5 -0.1 4.5 4.4
1983-84 25 BUF NHL 76 0.07 0.14 0.21 0.08 2.78 0.88 4 9 13 5 67 5 72 14 4 -0.1 4.7 4.6
1984-85 26 BUF NHL 72 0.04 0.19 0.24 0.08 2.18 0.89 2 11 13 4 48 0 59 8 -3 -0.1 4.7 4.6
1985-86 27 TOT NHL 61 0.02 0.05 0.07 0.02 2.07 0.67 1 3 4 1 39 1 79 19 -22 -0.9 2.1 1.2
1985-86 27 BUF NHL 47 0.02 0.04 0.06 0.02 2.13 0.74 1 2 3 1 29 0 49 12 -8 -0.7 2.2 1.6
1985-86 27 LAK NHL 14 0.00 0.07 0.07 0.02 1.86 0.43 0 1 1 0 10 1 30 7 -14 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3
1986-87 28 LAK NHL 37 0.05 0.19 0.24 0.08 4.89 0.54 2 6 8 3 33 0 39 5 -1 0.0 1.4 1.5
1987-88 29 LAK NHL 54 0.00 0.13 0.13 0.04 3.65 0.37 0 6 6 2 34 0 52 5 -13 -0.6 1.4 0.8
1988-89 30 TOT NHL 48 0.00 0.13 0.13 0.03 2.63 0.21 0 4 4 1 22 0 34 5 -7 -0.5 1.9 1.4
1988-89 30 LAK NHL 6 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.14 2.67 0.67 0 2 2 1 5 0 2 0 3 0.1 0.3 0.4
1988-89 30 BUF NHL 42 0.00 0.07 0.07 0.02 2.62 0.14 0 2 2 1 17 0 32 5 -10 -0.6 1.6 0.9
1989-90 31 BUF NHL 4 0.00 0.25 0.25 0.07 0.50 0.00 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 -2 0.0 0.1 0.1
10 yrs BUF NHL 577 0.04 0.13 0.17 0.06 2.41 0.72 18 60 78 26 430 8 496 73 -1 -3.0 33.1 30.1
4 yrs LAK NHL 111 0.02 0.16 0.18 0.05 3.78 0.45 2 15 17 5 82 1 123 17 -25 -0.7 3.1 2.4
Career NHL 688 0.04 0.14 0.17 0.06 2.63 0.67 20 75 95 31 512 9 619 90 -26 -3.7 36.2 32.5

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
1979-80 21 BUF NHL 14 0 2 2 1 29 0 0 0 0
1980-81 22 BUF NHL 8 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0
1981-82 23 BUF NHL 4 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0
1982-83 24 BUF NHL 5 0 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
1983-84 25 BUF NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-85 26 BUF NHL 5 0 3 3 1 2 9 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1987-88 29 LAK NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1 14 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1988-89 30 BUF NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 43 0 6 6 2 0 111 0 0 0 0 3 0.0

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
1974-75 16 Kamloops Chiefs WCJHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1975-76 17 Langley Lords BCJHL 72 10 20 30 0 162 10 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1975-76 17 Kamloops Chiefs WCJHL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1976-77 18 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 65 2 17 19 0 199 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1977-78 19 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 71 13 19 32 0 402 13 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1978-79 20 Hershey Bears AHL 45 0 12 12 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season AHL 45 0 12 12 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season BCJHL 72 10 20 30 0 162 10 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons WCJHL 140 15 36 51 0 601 15 0 0 0 0 0

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
1976-77 18 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 8 0 0 0 4
1977-78 19 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 8 0 2 2 58
Career 2 Seasons WCJHL 16 0 2 2 62

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 12 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Larry Playfair 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.0 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.1
Lou Fontinato 87.3 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.1 3.9 3.2 2.7 1.7 1.1
Don Awrey 87.1 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.1 4.0 3.7 2.6 1.7 1.4 0.6 0.3
Ken Morrow 86.2 5.9 5.5 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.7 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.1
Rostislav Klesla 85.8 5.7 4.7 4.6 4.1 3.3 2.8 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.0 0.5
Alexei Gusarov 85.6 5.7 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 1.6 1.4 0.7 0.5
Karl Dykhuis 84.9 5.9 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.2 3.7 2.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.6 0.0
Andrew Ference 84.3 5.4 4.7 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.4 0.8
Mattias Norstrom 84.2 4.5 4.4 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.2 0.7 0.5
Rick Zombo 84.2 4.6 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.5 2.8 2.2 1.8 1.2 0.0 -0.1
Randy Ladouceur 83.9 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.2 2.5 1.9 1.0 0.9 0.6
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Larry Playfair 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.0 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.1
Lou Fontinato 87.3 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.1 3.9 3.2 2.7 1.7 1.1
Ken Morrow 86.2 5.9 5.5 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.7 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.1
Rostislav Klesla 85.8 5.7 4.7 4.6 4.1 3.3 2.8 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.0 0.5
Alexei Gusarov 85.6 5.7 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 1.6 1.4 0.7 0.5
Karl Dykhuis 84.9 5.9 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.2 3.7 2.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.6 0.0
Andrew Ference 84.3 5.4 4.7 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.4 0.8
Rick Zombo 84.2 4.6 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.5 2.8 2.2 1.8 1.2 0.0 -0.1
Ken Klee 83.4 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.6 3.9 3.2 3.0 1.9 1.8 1.5 0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.6
Hal Laycoe 82.8 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9 2.3 2.1 1.0 0.7
Zbynek Michalek 82.3 5.6 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.4 3.6 2.2 1.1 0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

January 30, 1986: Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo with Sean McKenna and Ken Baumgartner for Brian Engblom and Doug Smith, January 30, 1986.

October 21, 1988: Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles for Bob Logan and Buffalo's 9th round choice (Jim Giacin) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 21, 1988.

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