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John Kordic
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Position Forward
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
Teams NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals
Quebec Nordiques
AHL
Sherbrooke Canadiens
Newmarket Saints
Cape Breton Oilers
Nationality Canada
Born March 22, 1965(1965-03-22),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Died August 8,1992 (age 27),
Quebec City, QC, CAN
Pro Career 1985 – 1992


John "Rambo" Kordic (March 22, 1965 – August 8, 1992) was a player in the National Hockey League. He played for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, and Quebec Nordiques. He spent 7 seasons in the league and earned a reputation as being an enforcer, amassing nearly 1000 penalty minutes in 244 games. He won the Calder Cup with Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1985, and a Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadiens in 1986.

While on the Toronto Maple Leafs, he wore #27, formerly worn by Leaf greats Darryl Sittler and Frank Mahovlich.

On August 8, 1992, several police officers were called in to restrain Kordic, who was trashing a room at the Motel Maxim in Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Following a struggle with police, Kordic was taken to hospital in an ambulance, where he lost consciousness and subsequently died of heart failure and a collapsed lung. A coroner's inquest later determined that Kordic had 0.1 milligrams of cocaine in his system. At his time of death, Kordic was only 27 years old.

John's brother Dan Kordic, who was also primarily known as an enforcer, spent the 1990s in the Philadelphia Flyers organization.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 3 22 25 235 14 1 6 7 30
1983–84 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 67 9 50 59 232 14 0 3 3 56
1984–85 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 4 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 11
1984–85 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 25 6 22 28 73 -- -- -- -- --
1984–85 Seattle Breakers WHL 46 17 36 53 154 -- -- -- -- --
1985–86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 68 3 14 17 238 -- -- -- -- --
1985–86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 1 1 12 18 0 0 0 53
1986–87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 10 4 4 8 49 -- -- -- -- --
1986–87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 5 3 8 151 11 2 0 2 19
1987–88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 2 6 8 159 7 2 2 4 26
1988–89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 13 -- -- -- -- --
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 1 2 3 185 -- -- -- -- --
1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 9 4 13 252 5 0 1 1 33
1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 8 1 1 2 79 -- -- -- -- --
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 9 -- -- -- -- --
1990–91 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 0 0 101 -- -- -- -- --
1991–92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 12 2 1 3 141 5 0 1 1 53
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 18 0 2 2 115 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 244 17 18 35 997 41 4 3 7 131

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