March 22, 1965|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
August 8, 1992 (aged 27)|
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
Montreal Canadiens |
Toronto Maple Leafs
78th overall, 1983|
Kordic played for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Quebec Nordiques, for a total of seven seasons in the NHL. He won the Memorial Cup with the Portland Winter Hawks in 1983, the Calder Cup with the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1985, and a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986. While playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he wore No. 27, formerly worn by Leaf players Darryl Sittler and Frank Mahovlich. Kordic was known as an enforcer on the ice.
In 1992, he moved back to Quebec after finishing the season with the Cape Breton Oilers, and had expressed hope that he could turn his life around if he could catch on with the Oilers and play in his hometown.
On August 8, 1992, after overdosing on drugs and being involved in a struggle with police at Motel Maxim in L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Kordic died of lung failure due to heart malfunction. He was 27 years old.
At the time of Kordic's death he was engaged to marry a former exotic dancer named Nancy Masse, who used to work at a Quebec club called Le Folichon, less than a kilometre from where he died. Kordic's brother, Dan, played for the Philadelphia Flyers organization in the 1990s.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||25||6||22||28||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||3||0||0||0||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||12||2||1||3||141||5||0||1||1||53|
- Jon Scher (August 24, 1992). "Death Of A Goon". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
- "HISTORY, CUPS, AWARDS, NEWS, STATS, HHOF". TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS. StatsHockey.net. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
- HOCKEY; He Skated on the Ice, Then Fell Through It New York Times
- All roads lead to hockey: reports from northern Canada to the Mexican border William T. Boyd University of Nebraska Press
- "John Kordic At Find A Grave". Find A Grave.