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Gene Sobchuk

Gene Sobchuk

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: February 19, 1951
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Lang, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 160 DRAFTED: NYR / 1971 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (109th overall)
Brother of Dennis Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Vancouver (Seattle-WHL) from Vancouver in Reverse Draft, June, 1973. Traded to Detroit (Virginia-AHL) by Seattle (WHL) for the loan of Ken Murray, February 18, 1974. Claimed by Cincinnati (WHA) from Los Angeles (WHA) prior to WHA Expansion Draft, June, 1974. Loaned to Phoenix (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for 1974-75 season, June, 1974.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5