Norm Ferguson (ice hockey)
October 16, 1945|
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
California Golden Seals
New York Raiders
New York Golden Blades
New Jersey Knights
San Diego Mariners
Norman Gerard Ferguson (born October 16, 1945) is a Canadian former ice hockey player and coach. Ferguson was a forward who played in either centre or right wing. He is the father of former-NHL player Craig Ferguson. In 1982, Ferguson was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame.
Ferguson played junior ice hockey with the Montreal Junior Canadiens for the 1964–65 and 1965–66 seasons. Ferguson moved to the Montreal Canadiens farm team, the Houston Apollos in the Central Professional Hockey League for the 1966–67 season. Ferguson then played for the Cleveland Barons in the American Hockey League in the 1967–68 season.
In his rookie season in the National Hockey League with the Oakland Seals, Ferguson set the Seals single-season record for goals; he scored 34 during the 1968–69 season. This was a new record for a rookie. After the season, Ferguson finished second to Danny Grant in the balloting for the Calder Memorial Trophy.
The New York Islanders selected Ferguson from the Seals in the 1972 NHL Expansion Draft, but Ferguson had signed a contract to play with the New York Raiders in the World Hockey Association for the 1972–73 season. Ferguson was the team captain of the 1974–75 San Diego Mariners. Ferguson finished his playing career with the Edmonton Oilers in 1977–78.
Ferguson took over as head coach of the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings part way through the 1978-79 season. Ferguson later served as assistant coach for his hometown team, the Cape Breton Oilers of the American Hockey League for seven seasons from 1989 to 1996. Ferguson was assistant coach to George Burnett when the Oilers won the Calder Cup in the 1992–93 AHL season.
|1964–65||Montreal Junior Canadiens||OHA||51||17||16||33||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1965–66||Montreal Junior Canadiens||OHA||43||16||29||45||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|1970–71||California Golden Seals||NHL||54||14||17||31||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||California Golden Seals||NHL||74||14||20||34||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|1972–73||New York Raiders||WHA||56||28||40||68||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1973–74||New York Golden Blades / Jersey Knights||WHA||75||15||21||36||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||San Diego Mariners||WHA||78||36||33||69||6||10||6||5||11||0|
|1975–76||San Diego Mariners||WHA||79||37||37||74||12||4||2||0||2||9|
|1976–77||San Diego Mariners||WHA||77||39||32||71||5||7||2||4||6||0|
|Team||Year||League||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Edmonton Oil Kings||1978–79||WHL||72||17||43||12||0||46||3rd in East||Lost in round-robin|
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