Gordon Laxton

Gordon "Gord, Gordie" Laxton (born March 16, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

Gordon Laxton
Born (1955-03-16) March 16, 1955
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
Dayton Owls
Grand Rapids Owls
Port Huron Flags
Muskegon Mohawks
Hershey Bears
Syracuse Firebirds
Erie Blades
NHL Draft 13th overall, 1975
Pittsburgh Penguins
WHA Draft 33rd overall, 1975
Michigan Stags
Playing career 19751983

Playing career

Gordon Laxton played two seasons for the New Westminster Bruins of the WCHL before being selected in the 1975 NHL Draft by the Penguins. Laxton was also drafted by the Michigan Stags in the 1975 WHA draft.

Laxton chose the NHL over the WHA and signed a contract with the Penguins. Laxton played 17 games for the Penguins during his 4 seasons in the NHL.

After his years in the NHL, Laxton played for several AHL and IHL teams, including the Muskegon Mohawks, Grand Rapids Owls, and Erie Blades. Laxton retired in 1983.

See also

Preceded by
Pierre Larouche
Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Blair Chapman
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