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Graeme Townshend
Position Right wing
Shot Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
Teams Houston Aeros (IHL
Utah Grizzlies (IHL)
Minnesota Moose (IHL)
Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Prince Edward Island Senators (AHL)
New York Islanders (NHL)
Capital District Islanders (AHL)
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Maine Mariners (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 2, 1965(1965-10-02),
Kingston, Jamaica
Pro Career 1989 – 1999

Graeme Townshend (born October 2, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a retired ice hockey forward. He emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1969 with his younger brother Kurt.

Prior to turning pro, Townshend played four seasons at RPI in ECAC Hockey, serving as a team captain during the 1987–1988 season. He also played for the Mimico Monarchs of the Central Junior "B" Hockey League.

Townshend started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins. He would also play with the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators. His NHL career would last from 1990 to 1994. He playd in 45 games, scoring 3 goals and 7 assists.

He played in the American Hockey League for the Maine Mariners, Capital District Islanders, and Prince Edward Island Senators. Townshend also played in the International Hockey League with the Houston Aeros, Minnesota Moose, and Utah Grizzlies and in the Western Professional Hockey League for the Lake Charles Ice Pirates. His professional playing career lasted for 10 seasons.

After his retirement, Townshend coached professional hockey for the Macon Whoopee of the Central Hockey League and the Greensboro Generals of the ECHL.

For 4 years, he served as the Player Development Coordinator for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks (one of only 3 in the NHL). His primary responsibility was to prepare all Sharks players and prospects with the skills required for the “new” NHL, most notably, enhancing their skating skills.

On September 9, 2008 he was hired as the Skating Coach for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.


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