Chapman started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins in 1930. He would also play for the New York Americans and retire after the 1940 season. In 1938, he was a member of the NHL All-Star Team.
Awards and achievements
- Allan Cup Championship (1926)
- NHL Second All-Star Team (1937)
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- Calder Cup Champion As Head Coach with the Buffalo Bisons (AHL) (1943–44)
- Lester Patrick Cup Champion As Head Coach with the Vancouver Canucks (WHL) (1957–58)
Chapman was a Canadian ice hockey forward. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 5 feet 10 inches 170 lbs, played his first hockey with the Winnipeg Seniors in 1924. “Art” Joined Port Arthur in 1925 and played with their Allan cup winners in 1926. Arthur turned pro with the Springfield Indians of the Canadian-American League in 1927. Sold the Boston bruins in 1928, "Art" joined the New York Americans in 1933.
Chapman retired from playing hockey after the 1943 to 1944 hockey season, and went on to served as head coach of the Buffalo Bisons of the American Hockey League from 1943 to 1945, and the Vancouver Canucks from 1957 to 1958. He became General Manager of the Dunn-Edwards Western Show Corporation and promoted shows in Long Beach, California, for the Long Beach area.
1937 All-Star Game
Chapman played on the first line with Lorne Carr. In 1935-36 with Art leading in assist and rookie Dave “Sweeney” Schriner with the most goals, went on to do the same in the 1936-37 season. Both Art and Sweeny played in the second All-Star game in NHL history in 1937 (NHL.com)