The Nanaimo Clippers are honoured and excited to be inducting the second player into the Clippers’ Wall of Honour, which was first unveiled in November of 2019.
The second player being inducted into the Wall of Honour will be the Clippers’ all-time leading pointsmen, John Newberry. He will be inducted on Sunday, January 12th when the Nanaimo Clippers take on the Wenatchee Wild at home.
“This Wall of Honour was created to recognize outstanding past players for the Clippers. John Newberry was a dominant force for the Clippers and so his name deserves to be on the Wall” mentioned Wes Mussio, Clippers Owner. “Although he only played one season here, many of our old-time fans can recall what a season that was and how exciting of a player he was to watch.”
Newberry tallied a total of 185 points in 65 games played, 84 goals and 101 assists, during the 1979-80 season. He went on to play two seasons with the University of Wisconsin where he received his scholarship from and won a National Championship, before signing with the AHL’s Nova Scotia Voyageurs.
He was drafted 45th overall in 1980 by the Montreal Canadiens, where he played a few games for the Canadiens and the Whalers before heading to the Swiss league to round out his Pro career.
“It’s a true honour to receive this accolade”, smiled John Newberry. “Although I only played one season in a Clippers uniform, it’s a time I cherish a lot and have a lot of great memories from.”