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Drew Callander
Position Centre
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 17 1956 (1956-08-17) (age 60),
Regina, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 35th overall, 1976
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1978 – 1987

Drew Callander (born August 17, 1956 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a retired former professional ice hockey centre who spents parts of four seasons in the National Hockey League in the late 1970s.

He won the Memorial Cup with Regina in 1974.

Callander was the 2nd round pick (35th overall) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft after a 105-point season for the Regina Pats of the WHL. Turning pro the following season, he spent most of the season in the AHL for the Springfield Indians, although he did receive a two-game callup to the Flyers and scored his first NHL goal on his first shift.

Callander would play only 16 more games for a deep Flyers team before being dealt to the Vancouver Canucks midway through the 1978–79 season. He finished the year with 4 goals and 5 points in 32 games between Philadelphia and Vancouver, all career highs. He would remain with the Canuck organization until 1982, but spent almost all of this time with the Dallas Black Hawks, Vancouver's Central Hockey League affiliate, seeing only 4 more games of NHL action in the 1979–80 season.

After being released by the Canucks, Callander spent four seasons playing in Germany before returning to North America to play one last season with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL before retiring.

In his career, Callander played 39 NHL games, recording 6 goals and 8 points along with 7 penalty minutes.

Callander is the older brother of Jock Callander, the IHL's all-time scoring leader. The two played together for Muskegon in 1986–87, combining for 222 points. He is also the father of Preston Callander, who was a scoring star for the University of New Hampshire from 2001–2005 and spent the 2007-2008 season with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.

He served as an assistant coach with the Regina Pats from 1999-2004.

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