Blair Chapman

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Blair Chapman
Blair Chapman 1978.jpg
Born (1956-06-13) June 13, 1956 (age 62)
Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1976
Pittsburgh Penguins
WHA Draft 1st overall, 1976
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1976–1983

Blair Douglas Chapman (born June 13, 1956 in Lloydminster, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit]

Chapman was drafted number one overall in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, and also number two overall in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a highly touted prospect due to his stellar performance with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League; in his draft year he recorded 157 points in 69 games. He never really lived up to his potential professionally though, and recorded 231 career points in 402 career NHL games for the Penguins and the St. Louis Blues. He retired in 1983.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 Kelowna Buckaroos BCHL 52 31 49 80 80
1973–74 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 56 36 28 64 61 5 1 2 3 5
1974–75 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 65 41 44 85 92 17 9 9 18 32
1975–76 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 69 71 86 157 67 20 24 19 43 21
1976–77 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 14 23 37 16 3 1 1 2 7
1977–78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 24 20 44 37
1978–79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 10 8 18 18 7 1 0 1 2
1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1979–80 St. Louis Blues NHL 63 25 26 51 28 3 0 0 0 0
1980–81 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 20 26 46 41 9 2 5 7 6
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 18 6 11 17 8 3 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 1 1 0 1 0
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL 39 7 11 18 10
1982–83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 22 17 6 23 20 6 4 3 7 0
NHL totals 402 106 125 231 158 25 4 6 10 15

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Preceded by
Gordie Laxton
Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Jim Hamilton
Preceded by
Claude Larose
WHA First Overall Draft Pick
1976
Succeeded by
Scott Campbell
Preceded by
Barry Dean
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Mike Crombeen