Ed Hospodar
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Hartford Whalers
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota North Stars
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born February 9 1959 (1959-02-09) (age 58),
Bowling Green, OH, USA
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1979
New York Rangers
Pro Career 1979 – 1988

Ed David “Boxcar” Hospodar (born February 9, 1959) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars and Buffalo Sabres. However, he did not see a great deal of ice time, and was used primarily as an enforcer. He was known for being one of the instigators of a pregame brawl between the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers in the old Montreal Forum (May 1987). In 450 NHL games, Hospodar scored 17 goals and had 51 assists, with 4 goals and one assist during 44 playoff games. He acquired 1314 penalty minutes during his regular season games, and 208 penalty minutes during his playoff games. Hospodar retired from hockey in 1988.

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