Orest Kindrachuk
Position Centre
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 14, 1950(1950-09-14),
Nanton, AB, CAN
Pro Career 1971 – 1982

Orest Michael Kindrachuk (born September 14, 1950 in Nanton, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional player. His parents were Ukrainian immigrants and his first language was Ukrainian.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Kindrachuk played junior hockey with the Saskatoon Blades in 1967-68 and 1968-69 and then took a year off to attend the University of Saskatchewan. He then returned to the Blades as an overage player and was not drafted by an NHL team. In 1969-70 he led the Western Canada Junior League in assists with 100.

A solid defensive-minded centre, Kindrachuk signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers, and became an important part of the Flyers team as he helped guide them to win Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. He would be with the organization for six seasons.

Kindrachuk was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to the 1978–79 NHL season, where he would play for three seasons. He signed with the Washington Capitals in 1981, but would only play 4 games before he was forced to retire.

Kindrachuk scored 118 goals and 261 assists in 508 NHL games played.

In 1967 as a Midget player.

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Preceded by
Jean Pronovost
Pittsburgh Penguins captains
Succeeded by
Randy Carlyle
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