Norm Ullman

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Norm Ullman
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1982
1958 Topps Norm Ullman.png
Born (1935-12-26) December 26, 1935 (age 78)
Provost, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton Oilers (WHA)
Playing career 1955–1977

Norman Victor Alexander Ullman (born December 26, 1935) is a former ice hockey forward.

Playing career[edit]

Norm Ullman began his career with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WCJHL, before moving to the Edmonton Flyers of the WHL. He turned pro with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League in the 1955–56 NHL season.

He was renowned as an excellent stick handler, as well as one of the paramount forecheckers in hockey history - and for his stamina and consistency which was important centering a line with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay in only his second season with Detroit.

His career statistics rank him among the greatest centers to ever play in the NHL, with 490 career regular season goals and 739 assists for 1229 points. He had sixteen NHL seasons of 20 or more goals.

Ullman led Detroit in goals in 1961, 1965, and 1966 and led the league in 1964–65 with 42 goals. In that same season he missed the overall scoring title by 4 points, second to Stan Mikita, and was voted a first team All Star.

He appeared in eleven All Star games during his 20 year career and scored 30 goals and added 53 assists during Stanley Cup Playoff action in 106 games played. Ullman was twice the playoff scoring leader.

On March 3, 1968, midway through his thirteenth season with Detroit, it was announced that Norm Ullman, along with Paul Henderson and Floyd Smith, were being dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski, Garry Unger, and the rights to Carl Brewer.

Ullman finished his NHL career with Toronto and ended his hockey career after two seasons with the WHA's Edmonton Oilers.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on September 8, 1982.[1] [2] In 1998, he was ranked number 90 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1951–52 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1952–53 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 36 29 47 76 4 13 4 6 10 0
1953–54 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 36 56 45 101 17 10 11 26 37 0
1953–54 Edmonton Flyers WHL 1 1 0 1 0
1954–55 Edmonton Flyers WHL 60 25 34 59 23 9 3 1 4 6
1955–56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 9 9 18 26 10 1 3 4 13
1956–57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 16 36 52 47 5 1 1 2 6
1957–58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 23 28 51 38 4 0 2 2 4
1958–59 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 22 36 58 42
1959–60 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 24 34 58 46 6 2 2 4 0
1960–61 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 28 42 70 34 11 0 4 4 4
1961–62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 26 38 64 54
1962–63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 26 30 56 53 11 4 12 16 14
1963–64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 21 30 51 55 14 7 10 17 6
1964–65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 42 41 83 70 7 6 4 10 2
1965–66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 31 41 72 35 12 6 9 15 12
1966–67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 26 44 70 26
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 30 25 55 26
1967–68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 5 12 17 2
1968–69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 35 42 77 41 4 1 0 1 0
1969–70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 18 42 60 37
1970–71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 34 51 85 24 6 0 2 2 2
1971–72 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 77 23 50 73 26 5 1 3 4 6
1972–73 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 20 35 55 10
1973–74 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 78 22 47 69 12 4 1 1 2 0
1974–75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 9 26 35 8 7 0 0 0 2
1975–76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 77 31 56 87 12 4 1 3 4 2
1976–77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 67 16 27 43 28 5 0 3 3 0
WCJHL totals 73 86 92 178 21 24 15 32 47 0
WHL totals 61 26 34 60 23 9 3 1 4 6
WHA totals 144 47 83 130 40 9 1 6 7 2
NHL totals 1410 490 739 1229 712 106 30 53 83 67

Career awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Ullman is the uncle of ballet dancer and choreographer Darren Anderson.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norm Ullman". Legends of Hockey. http://www.legendsofhockey.net/. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Induction Facts & Figures". Hockey Hall of Fame. http://www.hhof.com/. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Bobby Hull
NHL Goal Leader
1965
Succeeded by
Bobby Hull