Ron Plumb

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Ronald William Plumb (born July 17, 1950 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career[edit]

A Peterborough Petes junior player who won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the league's best defenceman in 1970, Plumb was drafted 9th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. After two seasons with the Bruins' Central Hockey League farm club Oklahoma City Blazers, he jumped to the World Hockey Association Philadelphia Blazers in 1972.

In the WHA Plumb won the Dennis A. Murphy Trophy as the WHA's best defenceman in 1977, and for being selected a First or Second Team All-Star for much of the league's history.

He remained with the Blazers as they moved to Vancouver in the following season. Plumb then played for the San Diego Mariners in 1975, the Cincinnati Stingers for the following three seasons, and the New England Whalers. He then played one season in the National Hockey League with the Hartford Whalers, remaining in the organization for two more years, but playing in the AHL with the Springfield Indians.

Plumb followed his North American pro career with three seasons in Europe, 1983 with Freiburg ERC in the 2.Bundesliga, then 1984–1986 with the Fife Flyers in the British Hockey League.

Honours[edit]

Plumb was inducted into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame on May 2, 2008.[1]

In 2010, he was elected as an inaugural inductee into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967-68 Peterborough Petes OHA 47 3 19 22 38
1968-69 Peterborough Petes OHA 53 4 10 14 57
1969-70 Peterborough Petes OHA 54 16 29 45 77
1970-71 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 72 3 19 22 73 5 0 0 0 12
1971-72 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 72 10 42 52 90 6 1 2 3 8
1972-73 Philadelphia Blazers WHA 78 10 41 51 66 4 0 2 2 13
1973-74 Vancouver Blazers WHA 75 6 32 38 40 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 San Diego Mariners WHA 78 10 38 48 56 10 2 3 5 19
1975-76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 80 10 36 46 31 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 79 11 58 69 52 4 1 2 3 0
1977-78 New England Whalers WHA 27 1 9 10 18 14 1 5 6 16
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 54 13 34 47 45 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79 New England Whalers WHA 78 4 16 20 33 9 1 3 4 0
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 52 2 20 22 42 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 26 3 4 7 14 -- -- -- -- --
1980-81 Springfield Indians AHL 79 11 51 62 150 7 3 6 9 8
1981-82 Springfield Indians AHL 80 4 31 35 56 -- -- -- -- --
1982-83 Freiburg ERC 2.GBun 46 14 38 52 72
1984-85 Fife Flyers BHL 36 26 54 80 88
1985-86 Fife Flyers BHL 36 20 51 71 76 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 26 3 4 7 14
WHA totals 549 65 264 329 341 41 5 15 20 48

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Preceded by
Rick MacLeish
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1970
Succeeded by
Bob Stewart