Norm Ferguson (ice hockey)
October 16, 1945 |
Sydney, NS, CAN
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Cleveland Barons
California Golden Seals
New York Raiders
New York Golden Blades
New Jersey Knights
San Diego Mariners
Ferguson was a forward who played in either centre or right wing and played in the National Hockey League with the Oakland / California Seals. Ferguson holds the Seals single-season record for goals; he scored 34 during the 1968-1969 season. This was a new record for a rookie. After the season, Ferguson finished second to Danny Grant in the balloting for the Calder Trophy. The World Hockey Association was born in 1972 and competed with the NHL for talent, often offering more money for established NHL players to jump to the new league. The Atlanta Flames and New York Islanders entered the NHL in 1972. The Islanders selected Ferguson from the Seals on June 6, 1972 in the expansion draft  but Ferguson had signed a contract on April 1st to play with the WHA New York Raiders for the 1972-1973 season. He would play with various World Hockey Association teams. Ferguson was the team captain of the 1974-1975 San Diego Mariners. Ferguson took over as coach of the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings during the 1978-1979 season. In 1982, Ferguson was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. He is the father of former-NHL player Craig Ferguson.
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