Hershey Bears Alumni: Todd Bidner

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Todd Bidner

In 1984-85 Todd Bidner had his most successful professional hockey season to date. As a member of the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings, Bidner contributed 57 points. By that time, the center had already put his time in with the Hershey Bears and even played 12 games with the Washington Capitals. The 1985-86 season was spent over the pond in Scotland playing for the Fife Flyers. In 31 games, Bidner scored an amazing 123 points. However, that was nothing compared to the following season in the British National League with the Peterborough Pirates. The Petrolia, Ontario native put up Gretzky like numbers. In a mere 29 games, Bidner registered 191 points - including 79 goals. Eight and nine point games were not uncommon. Bidner spent 15 years in the United Kingdom becoming one of the great stars of modern hockey history.
Today, Bidner and his wife live in Camlachie, Ontario with their two kids. Bidner serves as an Assistant Coach of the OHL's London Knights.


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