Art Chapman

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Art Chapman
Born (1905-05-29)May 29, 1905
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died December 31, 1962(1962-12-31) (aged 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
New York Americans
Playing career 1927–1944

John Arthur Chapman (May 29, 1905 – December 31, 1962) was a Canadian ice hockey forward. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Chapman started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins in 1930. He would also play for the New York Americans, retiring after the 1940 season to take up coaching duties for the team. In 1938, he was a member of the NHL All-Star Team.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Hockey career[edit]

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 1939-40 hockey season, and went on to served as head coach of the New York Americans from 1940 to 1942, the Buffalo Bisons of the American Hockey League from 1943 to 1945, and the Vancouver Canucks of the WHL 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[edit]

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)

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1922–23 U. of Manitoba MHL-Sr. 8 8 2 10 2
1923–24 Winnipeg Tigers WJrHL
1923–24 Winnipeg Tigers MHL-Sr. 1 1 0 1 0
1924–25 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 8 5 0 5 0
1925–26 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 19 13 2 15 17 3 0 0 0 0
1925–26 Port Arthur Ports Al-Cup 6 3 1 4 6
1926–27 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 20 19 10 29 16 2 0 0 0 0
1927–28 Springfield Indians Can-Am 39 14 5 19 6 4 1 1 2 6
1928–29 Providence Reds Can-Am 39 14 14 28 5 6 0 1 1 4
1929–30 Providence Reds Can-Am 39 26 19 45 22 3 5 0 5 6
1930–31 Boston Bruins NHL 44 7 7 14 22 5 0 1 1 7
1931–32 Boston Bruins NHL 48 11 14 25 18
1932–33 Boston Bruins NHL 46 3 6 9 19 5 0 0 0 2
1933–34 Boston Bruins NHL 21 2 5 7 7
1933–34 New York Americans NHL 25 3 7 10 8
1934–35 New York Americans NHL 47 9 34 43 4
1935–36 New York Americans NHL 48 10 28 38 14 5 0 3 3 0
1936–37 New York Americans NHL 43 8 23 31 36
1937–38 New York Americans NHL 45 2 27 29 8 6 0 1 1 0
1938–39 New York Americans NHL 45 3 19 22 2 2 0 0 0 0
1939–40 New York Americans NHL 26 4 6 10 2 3 1 0 1 0
1942–43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 45 9 19 28 12
1943–44 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 438 62 176 238 140 26 1 5 6 9

Coaching career[edit]

Season Team League Regular season Post season
G W L T Pct Division rank Result
1940–41 New York Americans NHL 48 8 29 11 .281 7th overall Did not quality
1941–42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 48 16 29 3 .365 7th overall Did not qualify

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Preceded by
Red Dutton
Head coach of the New York/Brooklyn Americans
194042
Succeeded by
Position abolished