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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
180 lb (82 kg/12 st 12 lb)
Pro clubs Buffalo Sabres
Pittsburgh Penguins
Winnipeg Jets
Hartford Whalers
Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born May 10, 1961 (1961-05-10) (age 60),
Etobicoke, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 167th overall, 1980
Buffalo Sabres
Pro career 1981 – 2000

Randy William Cunneyworth (born May 10, 1961 in Etobicoke, Ontario) was a long-standing professional hockey player in the NHL, former Rochester Americans head coach, and current assistant coach to the Atlanta Thrashers.

Playing career[]

Randy started out his hockey career in the OHL as an Ottawa 67's player. In only his second year in the OHL, Randy tallied up 128 points in only 67-games. He was drafted in the 8th round by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, but played only 1-game in his initial year. Randy was toggled between the Rochester Americans of the AHL (Buffalo Sabres' farm team) on-and-off for several seasons before getting an honest chance as a full-time player with the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Randy gained a reputation for being a tough player who could hit, take a hit, and still win the game. He played several seasons as Captain for the NHL's Ottawa Senators, before returning to the Buffalo Sabres Organization, playing 17 games, 3 of which in the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Dallas Stars. During the 98–99 season he also played most of the season with the AHL's Rochester Americans where he played 2-seasons before retiring as a professional hockey player, due to a torn ACL. All in all, Randy scored 196 goals and 232 assists in 911 career NHL games. He also managed to tally 1,341 penalty minutes.

Coaching career[]

During his final year as a player, he acted as a player coach/assistant coach for the Rochester American's during the 1999–2000 season before being given full-time duty the following season. He coached the team for eight years as the full-time head coach with a record of 306-267-67.

On July 24 2008, Cunneyworth accepted an assistant coaching position with the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers, along with former Chicago Wolves assistant Todd Nelson.

Career statistics[]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Ottawa 67's OHA 63 16 25 41 145 -- -- -- -- --
1980–81 Ottawa 67's OHA 67 54 74 128 240 -- -- -- -- --
1980–81 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
1980–81 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
1981–82 Rochester Americans AHL 57 12 15 27 86 9 4 0 4 30
1981–82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 20 2 4 6 47 -- -- -- -- --
1982–83 Rochester Americans AHL 78 23 33 56 111 16 4 4 8 35
1983–84 Rochester Americans AHL 65 18 17 35 85 17 5 5 10 55
1984–85 Rochester Americans AHL 72 30 38 68 148 5 2 1 3 16
1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 15 30 45 74 -- -- -- -- --
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 26 27 53 142 -- -- -- -- --
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 35 39 74 141 -- -- -- -- --
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 25 19 44 156 11 3 5 8 26
1989–90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 28 5 6 11 34 -- -- -- -- --
1989–90 Hartford Whalers NHL 43 9 9 18 41 4 0 0 0 2
1990–91 Springfield Indians AHL 2 0 0 0 5 -- -- -- -- --
1990–91 Hartford Whalers NHL 32 9 5 14 49 1 0 0 0 0
1991–92 Hartford Whalers NHL 39 7 10 17 71 7 3 0 3 9
1992–93 Hartford Whalers NHL 39 5 4 9 63 -- -- -- -- --
1993–94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 9 8 17 87 -- -- -- -- --
1993–94 Ottawa Senators NHL 16 4 3 7 13 6 0 0 0 8
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 5 5 10 68 -- -- -- -- --
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 17 19 36 130 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 12 24 36 99 7 1 1 2 10
1997–98 Ottawa Senators NHL 71 2 11 13 63 6 0 1 1 6
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 52 10 18 28 55 20 3 14 17 58
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Rochester Americans AHL 52 8 16 24 81 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 866 189 225 414 1280 45 7 7 14 61
OHA Totals 130 70 99 169 385 -- -- -- -- --
AHL Totals 273 166 104 270 432 47 15 10 25 136

See also[]

  • List of NHL players
  • List of NHL seasons
  • List of AHL seasons

External links[]

Preceded by
Brad Shaw
Gord Dineen
Ottawa Senators captains
1995-98
Succeeded by
Alexei Yashin

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