The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
New England Whalers

Brad Selwood
# 6, Team CANADA 1974

Club: New England Whalers
Position: D  Shoots: Left
Height: 6-03 Weight: 186
Born: 3/18/1948 in Leamington, Ontario

Brad Selwood was the Toronto Maple Leafs 1st round draft pick in 1968, and joined the big team to stay in 1970-71. Along with defensive partner Rick Ley, he was considered to be part of the Leafs long term rebuilding project. In the summer of 1972, Selwood upset at playing for Harold Ballard in Toronto, accepted a large contract offer from the WHA New England Whalers. The Whalers also signed his blue line partner Rick Ley and teammate Jim Dorey. Selwood provided the Whalers with very solid defense in their championship season of 1972-73. Brad would be a mainstay of the Whalers through their entire WHA history. When the leagues merged in 1979 he was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings and played with them for the 1979-80 season. He retired during the 1981-82 season.

When Billy Harris picked Team Canada he made sure to select the Whalers tandem of Selwood and Rick Ley. On their own neither was a star but together they had proven in Toronto and New England they were a very solid pair who would rarely make a mistake in their own zone.

During the Summit Selwood played very well in Games 1 and 2 and then was sat out in favor of Marty Howe. When he returned to the line-up for Game 5 Brad like most of his teammates struggled and turned in a poor effort. He was benched again and didn't return to action until Game 8.


  Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 163 7 40 47 153
NHL Playoffs 6 0 0 0 4
WHA Reg. Season 431 42 143 185 556
WHA Playoffs 63 6 12 18 81


- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1970-80
- Pro hockey clubs:
NHL: Toronto, Los Angeles; WHA: New England
- AVCO Trophy (1): 1973


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
4 0 0 0 2

  Penalties History
Game 1212:40tripping




The Summit in 1974