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Thomas Bladon

Thomas Bladon

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: December 29, 1952
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: PHI / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (23rd overall)
WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977, 1978) Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia with Ross Lonsberry and Orest Kindrachuk for Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Behn Wilson) in 1978 Amateur Draft, June 14, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, December 13, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, January 14, 1981.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players