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Norm Ferguson
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
Teams Cleveland Barons
Oakland Seals
California Golden Seals
New York Raiders
New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights
San Diego Mariners
Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 16 1945 (1945-10-16) (age 71),
Sydney, NS, CAN
Pro Career 1968 – 1978

Norman Gerard Ferguson (Born October 16, 1945, Sydney, Nova Scotia) was a center and right wing in the National Hockey League with the Oakland / California Seals.

He played in the Montreal Canadiens' junior system for the Lachine Maroons, Montreal NDG Monarchs, and the Montreal Junior Canadiens. In 1968 he was traded to the Oakland Seals.

Ferguson holds the Seals single-season record for goals; he scored 34 during the 1968-1969 season. This was a new record for a rookie. After the season, Ferguson finished second to Danny Grant in the balloting for the Calder Trophy.

The World Hockey Association was born in 1972 and competed with the NHL for talent, often offering more money for established NHL players to jump to the new league. The Atlanta Flames and New York Islanders entered the NHL in 1972. The Islanders selected Ferguson from the Seals on June 6, 1972 in the expansion draft. Rather than sign with the Islanders, Ferguson jumped to the WHA New York Raiders for the 1972-1973 season. He would play with various World Hockey Association teams. Ferguson was the team captain of the 1974-1975 San Diego Mariners.

Ferguson took over as coach of the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings during the 1978-1979 season.

He was an assistant cach of the Cape Breton Oilers from 1989-96.

In 1982, Ferguson was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame.

He is the father of former-NHL player Craig Ferguson.

In the NHL Ferguson played in 279 games, scoring 73 goals and 66 assists. In the WHA he played in 436 games with 181 goals and 184 assists.

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