Alan Haworth

Alan Joseph Gordon Haworth ( born September 1, 1960 in Drummondville, Quebec ) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and current coach. During his career he played for the Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals, and Quebec Nordiques in the National Hockey League. His father Gord and his brother Carey were also professional hockey players.


Alan Haworth played for Drummondville Olympique in a unterklassigen Canadian junior league. From 1976, the attacker was standing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. First, he took two years for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on the ice before Haworth continued his career at the Sherbrooke Castors. During this time, he was selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1979 in the fifth round at 95th overall position of the Buffalo Sabres. For the Sabres, the Canadian was the first time on 29 October 1980 in the National Hockey League on the ice, as Haworth was used in the encounter against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He managed a good rookie season with 36 points from 49 games scorer of the regular season. After he had played in a row in the 1980/81 season, among others, Gilbert Perreault, acted in the following season Tony McKegney and Dale McCourt with him in a series. During his time with the Sabres Haworth played mostly on the position of the right wing. In his later involvement with the Washington Capitals of Canadians, however, was active as a left winger and acted there temporarily as a center. In addition to intervening in the Sabres, the attacker also collected match practice at their farm team, the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League.

In June 1982, he was discharged in a barter to the Washington Capitals. Five years in a row he stood there continuously in the NHL squad and reached in the 1985/86 season with 73 points in the regular season his Karrierebestwert. After five seasons in the capital, he was transferred in June 1987 together with Gaétan Duchesne and a first-round vote in the NHL Entry Draft in 1987 for Clint Malarchuk and Dale Hunter to the Quebec Nordiques. For the Nordiques Haworth completed a season before the NHL decided to leave. In total he scored 524 NHL games of the regular season 189 goals and 211 assists.

Haworth then moved to SC Bern in the National League A and played there from 1989 to 1992, after which he ended his playing career. In the years 1989 to 1991, he was three times in the playoff final against HC Lugano and won this twice. In his last season he was in 1992 for the third time champion with the SCB, thanks to a final victory against Fribourg- Gottéron.

On December 1, 2002 Haworth head coach for the Swiss NLB Club EHC Olten. In the 2003/ 04 season he returned to his former master club SC Bern and took over the role as assistant coach. In his first season he was Swiss champion in the Bernese capital. The following season, 2004/ 05, the Canadian was promoted to head coach before he was dismissed in November 2004 when the then reigning champion of his office. It was followed by engagements in the same position in the Austrian first division club HC Innsbruck and Thetford Mines Isothermic in the Ligue Nord - Americaine de Hockey, before the Canadians hired for the 2009/10 season as a scout for the Washington Capitals.

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