Craig Ferguson (ice hockey)
April 8, 1970 |
Castro Valley, CA, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
|NHL Draft||146th overall, 1989
Craig Malcolm Ferguson (born April 8, 1970) is a retired American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round, 146th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. His father is former-NHL player Norm Ferguson. Born in Castro Valley, California to Canadian parents, Ferguson was raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
After graduating from Riverview Rural High School in 1988, Ferguson played four years of college hockey for the Yale University Bulldogs of the ECAC. At Yale, Ferguson lived at Calhoun College. Ferguson was one of the twelve players named to the 1988–1989 ECAC Hockey All-Rookie team. Ferguson graduated from Yale with a BA in economics and political science. He returned to New Haven in 1997–1998 as a member of the Beast of New Haven. During the season, he became the first professional hockey player invited to speak at a Master's Tea at Calhoun College; past speakers had included James Earl Jones and Paul Newman.
He was drafted in 1989 and turned pro in 1992. He spent much of his career bouncing around the minor leagues, but appeared in 27 National Hockey League games for the Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. Ferguson recorded one goal (against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Mario Tremblay's first game as coach) and one assist in his NHL career. In 2000, he moved to Europe where he played three seasons for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in the Swiss Nationalliga A, and three with ERC Ingolstadt in the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||1988–89|
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