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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame


Ron Chipperfield

Ronald James Chipperfield

Selected by California Seals 1st round (#17) in 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
Selected by Vancouver Blazers 2nd round (#20) in 1974 WHA Secret Amateur Draft

scored 150 goals in only 20 games in 1968-69. ... led Minnedosa to the Provincial Bantam A championship. ... started his junior career with the Dauphin Kings of the MJHL as a fifteen year old. ... nearly won the scoring race, but tied for most goals. ... Dauphin won the league championship. ... spent the next four years with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WCHL. ... led the team in goals, assists, and points as a rookie. ... actually led the team in goals all 4 years, establishing league records in the last two. ... led the team in points in his last two seasons, winning the league scoring championship in 1974. ... also named league MVP and All-Star. ... became the WCHL career leader in goals with 261, and points with 470. ... joined the WHA's Vancouver Blazers in 1974. ... spent a year with the Blazers before team relocated to Calgary. ... spent two seasons with the Cowboys, then a three year run with the Edmonton Oilers. ... set WHA record for goals in one playoff game with five. ... his NHL debut was also first game in Edmonton Oilers' NHL history, and he served as the Oilers first NHL captain. ... one of only two players in NHL history (with Winnipeg's Lars-Erik Sjoberg) to play first NHL game as a team captain. ... in March of that season he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques, for former junior teammate Ron Low. ... after playing just four contests with the Nordiques in 1980-81, took his skills to Italy. ... that season he scored a league-leading 78 goals and 128 points in just 30 games. ... his final three seasons were spent there playing for HC Bolzano. ... continued to coach and manage in Italty. ... started the Optima World Sports Agency along with another ex-Oiler, winger Brett Callighen, and Gary Seigo. ... Optima finds European teams for North American players and coaches who've been in the National Hockey League or American Hockey League. ... co-authored book called Mastering Inline Hockey with Callighen. ... played in the 2003 Heritage Classic in Edmonton, along with the other Oiler legends against the Montreal Canadiens.

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1969-70 Dauphin Kings MJHL 34 39 40 79 18
Memorial Cup -- -- -- -- -- 6 3 1 4 0
1970-71Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 6440438362----------
1971-72Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 635953112291185130
1972-73Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 5972411136361342
1973-74Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 66907216282----------
1974-75Vancouver Blazers WHA 7819203930----------
1975-76Calgary Cowboys WHA7542418332105496
1976-77Calgary Cowboys WHA 8127275432----------
1977-78Edmonton Oilers WHA 803352854851120
1978-79Edmonton Oilers WHA 553237694713910198
1979-80Edmonton Oilers NHL 6718193724----------
Quebec Nordiques NHL 124488----------
1980-81Rochester Americans AHL 63256----------
Quebec NordiquesNHL 40112----------
1981-82HC Bolzano Italy 3078501284061081810
1982-83HC Bolzano Italy 32785813654----------
1983-84HC Bolzano Italy 2219244314548128
NHL Totals 83 22 24 46 34 -- -- -- -- --
WHA Totals 369 153 177 330 189 28 15 15 30 14

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L Results
1984-85 HC Bolzano Italy Head 26 22 3 1 50 1st 9 6 3 Won Championship
1985-86 HC Bolzano Italy Head 36 26 7 3 55 3rd 5 3 2 Lost Semi
1986-87 HC Bolzano Italy Head 28 21 3 6 48 1st 9 5 4 Lost Final
1987-88 HC Bolzano Italy Head 36 30 3 3 63 1st 8 8 0 Won Championship

Awards & Achievements Edit

Career MovesEdit

  • Signed 5 year contract with Vancouver Blazers (WHA) on May 30, 1974
  • Stayed with Team after relocation to Calgary on May 7, 1975
  • Awarded to Edmonton Oilers after Calgary folded on August 26, 1977
  • Signed 3 year contract with Edmonton Oilers (WHA) on January 29, 1979
  • Traded to Québec Nordiques by Edmonton Oilers for Ron Low on March 11, 1980

External linksEdit


Oakland Seals/California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons first-round draft picks
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California: HamptonKlassenJohansson
Cleveland: Crombeen

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