The first Jamaican-born player to play in the NHL, Graeme Townshend played part of five NHL seasons with the Bruins, New York islanders and Ottawa Senators. Prior to signing with the Bruins in 1989, he starred for four seasons at NCAA Division 1 Frozen Four Champion, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). As captain at RPI, Townshend led all RPI defensemen in scoring and was one of the top scoring defensemen in the ECAC as a Junior.
After scoring 22 points in his senior year, Townshend signed with the Bruins in the NHL then went on to play 686 professional games, scoring 227 goals and 208 assists for 435 points while playing in the NHL, AHL, IHL, and WPHL.
Townshend was recently inducted into the Canadian Black Hockey Hall of Fame