Art Stratton

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Art Stratton
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Stratton in 2015
Born (1935-10-08) October 8, 1935 (age 81)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1956–1976

Arthur Stratton (born October 8, 1935) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He played 95 games in the NHL for 5 separate teams. These included the New York Rangers (18 games), Detroit Red Wings (5 games), Chicago Black Hawks (2 games), Pittsburgh Penguins (58 games), and Philadelphia Flyers (12 games). Stratton's NHL career was scattered across 4 playing seasons between 1959 and 1968, where he scored 18 goals and 33 assists.

Stratton's professional hockey career was more illustrious than his NHL statistics demonstrate. Starting in 1955 and playing straight until 1976, he was only in the NHL for 4 seasons and with 5 different teams. Stratton contributed to the following professional hockey teams during his lengthy and productive career: St. Catharines Teepees, Cleveland Barons, North Bay Trappers, Winnipeg Warriors, Springfield Indians, Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers, Buffalo Bisons, Pittsburgh Hornets, St. Louis Braves, Seattle Totems, Tidewater Wings, Virginia Red Wings, Rochester Americans, Richmond Robins and Hampton Gulls. He holds the American Hockey League record for points in a game with 9 (all assists) while playing with the Buffalo Bisons against Pittsburgh March 17, 1963.[1]

Stratton also coached the Syracuse Eagles for part of the 1974/1975 American Hockey League Season. That year, the Eagles were last in the league standings, with a record of 21 games under .500.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • MJHL Co-Scoring Champion (1955)
  • MJHL Goal Scoring Leader (1955)
  • MJHL First Team Allstar (1955)
  • Northern Ontario Hockey Association Rookie of the Year (1957)
  • WHL Rookie of the Year Prairie Division (1958)
  • AHL First All-Star Team (1963, 1964, & 1965)
  • Calder Cup (AHL) Championship (1963)
  • AHL Most Valuable Player (1965 & 1974)
  • AHL Scoring Champion (1965)
  • CPHL First All-Star Team (1966 & 1967)
  • CPHL Scoring Champion (1966 & 1967)
  • CPHL Most Valuable Player (1966 & 1967)
  • AHL Second All-Star Team (1974)
  • SHL Second All-Star Team (1976)
  • SHL Most Valuable Player (1976)
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame


  1. ^ "AHL Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2016-05-31. 

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Preceded by
Tom McCarthy
CPHL Leading Scorer
Succeeded by
Ron Ward
Preceded by
Cesare Maniago
CPHL Most Valuable Player Award
Succeeded by
Bryan Watson