JOEL OTTO | #29

C | 6’4 | 220 | October 29, 1961 | St. Cloud, MN |

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PLAYER BIO Otto was one of the NHL’s best two-way centres during his 14-season career. After recording consecutive 30-goal seasons he was signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames in September 1984. Otto carved a significant place for himself on the Calgary roster by scoring 25 goals in 1985-86, including nine on the power play. The powerful centre scored 15 points in 22 post-season matches as the Flames reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in franchise history. Otto established himself as a top defensive forward for the Flames in 1985–86. He currently serves as an assistant coach of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen, with whom he won the league championship in 2010.

PERSONAL BIO I have been involved with hockey in some way or another since I was Five years old. My family of four boys couldn’t get enough sports when we were young and hockey seemed to be a fit. It was something I loved more than anything else. When I retired in the 1997-98 season I became the asst. coach of  the U of Calgary men’s hockey team for two years and  have been involved with the Calgary Hitmen for the last 17 years, 15 of those as an Asst. Coach. When I am not on the ice coaching, I enjoy golf and doing things for the Calgary Flames Alumni throughout town. Two of my favourite memories while playing hockey was when we beat Edmonton in the Smythe division final in 1986 and of course winning the Stanley Cup in 1989 in Montreal against the Canadiens.

SEASONTEAMGPGAPTS+/-PIMEVPPSHGWSS%
1984-85CGY17481233031002714.8
1985-86CGY79253459251881690214717.0
1986-87CGY6819315051851450112715.0
1987-88CGY6213395216194841410512.4
1988-89CGY722330531221311102212318.7
1989-90CGY75132033411667009613.5
1990-91CGY76192039-41831171410917.4
1991-92CGY78132134-10161751310512.4
1992-93CGY7519335221501261411516.5
1993-94CGY81111223-1792731110810.2
1994-95CGY4781321813060224617.4
1995-96PHI671229411111556119113.2
1996-97PHI7813193212991201210512.4
1997-98PHI68347-2783000535.7
TOTAL14 YRS943195313508651934121631126135714.4