|Born||April 22, 1953,|
High Prairie, AB, Canada
|Died||May 30, 2016 (aged 63),|
Atlanta GA, USA
|6 ft 1 in (0 m)|
205 lb (93 kg; 14)
|Pro clubs||Atlanta Flames|
Thomas James Lysiak (born April 22, 1953 in High Prairie, Alberta, died May 30, 2016) was a former professional player. He was selected as the second overall pick in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Flames, and was selected by the Houston Aeros in Round 2 of the WHA Amateur Draft (23rd overall).
Lysiak joined the Flames for the 1973–74 NHL season, just the second year for the franchise, and scored a team-high 64 points. He helped the team to its first playoff berth and finished second in the voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy (top rookie).
Lysiak led the Flames in scoring in each of his five full seasons with the team and represented the Flames in three consecutive NHL All-Star Games (1975, 1976, 1977). He served as the Flames' captain during the 1977–78 and 1978–79 seasons, but was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks in an unpopular multiplayer deal (eight players were involved, the largest number in NHL history at the time) midway through the 1978–79 season. He was the Atlanta Flames' all-time leader for assists with 276 and points with 431 and ranks second in goals with 155. He had 21 two-goal games with Flames and one Hat trick.
Lysiak played seven full seasons for Chicago and in 1980–81 led the team in scoring with 76 points, including a career-high 55 assists. The next season, 1981–82, he matched his top point-scoring season in Atlanta with 82 points and scored a career-high 32 goals.
On October 30, 1983, while a member of the Blackhawks, Lysiak tripped linesman Ron Foyt during a game against the Hartford Whalers. For the incident, the NHL imposed a 20-game suspension, one of the longest in league history.
Since his retirement, Lysiak has levd and worked in the Atlanta area.
He passed away on May 30, 2016 after a battle with leukemia.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1970–71||Medicine Hat Tigers||WCHL||60||14||16||30||112||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|1971–72||Medicine Hat Tigers||WCHL||68||46||97||143||96||--||7||7||5||12||18|
|1972–73||Medicine Hat Tigers||WCHL||67||58||96||154||104||--||17||12||27||39||48|
|1978–79||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||14||0||10||10||14||3||4||0||0||0||2|
|1979–80||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||77||26||43||69||31||-7||7||4||4||8||0|
|1980–81||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||72||21||55||76||20||7||3||0||3||3||0|
|1981–82||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||71||32||50||82||84||-8||15||6||9||15||13|
|1982–83||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||61||23||38||61||27||13||13||6||7||13||8|
|1983–84||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||54||17||30||47||35||-13||5||1||1||2||2|
|1984–85||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||74||16||30||46||13||-16||15||4||8||12||10|
|1985–86||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||51||2||19||21||14||-19||3||2||1||3||2|
|Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
|Atlanta Flames captains
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