William Chalmers (ice hockey)

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William Chalmers
Born (1934-01-24)January 24, 1934
Stratford, ON, CAN
Died December 7, 1994(1994-12-07) (aged 60)
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Troy Bruins
Louisville Rebels
Omaha Knights
Toledo Blades
Des Moines Oak Leafs
Playing career 1953–1971

William "Bill, Chick" Chalmers (born January 24, 1934 in Stratford, Ontario - d. December 7, 1994), played for the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters who won the Memorial Cup in 1952 as national junior ice hockey champions of Canada, and the George Richardson Memorial Trophy as eastern Canadian champions the same year.

On November 21, 1953, the 20-year-old Chalmers, played one game with the NHL's New York Rangers at Toronto. This was the only NHL game of his career, earning him a spot on the list of NHL one gamers.

Beginning in 1957–1958 Chalmers would play the next fourteen seasons for five teams in the International Hockey League. Six of those seasons under General Manager Ken Wilson, 1960–1963 with the Omaha Knights and 1963–1966 for the Toledo Blades.

In 1982, Chalmers took over coaching duties for the Danville Dashers of the CnHL. Chick led the Dashers to a Wal-Mar Cup playoff victory in 1984.

Chalmers died on Wednesday, December 7, 1994.

Team awards[edit]

1951–1952 Memorial Cup
1963–1964 Turner Cup
1963–1964 Fred A. Huber Trophy
1966–1967 Turner Cup

Individual awards[edit]

1959–60 George H. Wilkinson Trophy
1959–60 IHL Second Team All-Star
1960–1961 IHL Second Team All-Star
1961–1962 IHL First Team All-Star
1964–1965 James Gatschene Memorial Trophy
1966–1967 IHL Second Team All-Star

Playing Statistics[edit]

Season Team League GP Goals Assists Points PIM
1951–52 Guelph Biltmores OHA 53 11 17 28 0
1952–53 Guelph Biltmores OHA 33 13 12 25 0
1953–54 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1953–54 Guelph Biltmores OHA 0 0 0 0 0
1954–55 Vancouver Canucks WHL 17 2 3 5 4
1955–56 Chatham Maroons OHASr 45 13 12 25 0
1956–57 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA 40 8 11 19 6
1956–57 Troy Bruins IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1957–58 Louisville Rebels IHL 64 23 58 81 4
1958–59 Louisville Rebels IHL 53 34 49 83 14
1959–60 Louisville Rebels IHL 68 41 93 134 4
1960–61 Omaha Knights IHL 70 35 69 104 15
1961–62 Omaha Knights IHL 68 29 73 102 18
1962–63 Omaha Knights IHL 68 28 59 87 16
1963–64 Toledo Blades IHL 70 32 62 94 20
1964–65 Toledo Blades IHL 64 27 63 90 12
1965–66 Toledo Blades IHL 70 28 65 93 31
1966–67 Toledo Blades IHL 72 34 67 101 20
1967–68 Toledo Blades IHL 70 22 45 67 14
1968–69 Des Moines Oak Leafs IHL 64 6 32 38 12
1969–70 Toledo Blades IHL 51 18 42 60 20
1970–71 Greensboro Generals EHL 20 2 17 19 0
1970–71 Toledo Hornets IHL 35 6 14 20 12

Coaching[edit]

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