Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ralph Barahona
The Boston Bruins scoured the U.S. college ranks in the late-80s for diamonds in the rough, little-seen players who had matured playing hockey on the campuses of the Northeast. One of those players was even more off the beaten track than usual. Ralph Barahona, a California speedster, toiled away at tiny University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, a Division II school hardly known for producing NHL players.

He was signed by the Bruins in 1990 as a free agent, but Barahonas professional tenure was far from secure. He was called up for identical stints of three games in both the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons, but despite scoring twice in the first callup he never stuck. In the ensuing years, he has alternated between ice hockey and in-line hockey, playing on the former in the ECHL and WCHL.

In-line, he spent time with the Swiss In-Line league and similar pro leagues in North America.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Austin Mavericks USHL 48 35 40 75 59
1985-86 Rochester Mustangs USHL 40 22 36 58 16
1986-87 U. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point NCHA 29 21 21 42 8
1987-88 U. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point NCHA 31 25 26 51 16
1988-89 U. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point NCHA 41 33 47 80 40
1989-90 U. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point NCHA 35 17 26 43 20
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 3 2 1 3 0 +2
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 72 24 33 57 14 2 1 1 2 0
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 1 1 0 +1
1991-92 Maine Mariners AHL 74 27 32 59 39
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 30 8 6 14 4
1992-93 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 7 0 2 2 2
1993-94 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 36 14 21 35 12
1993-94 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 27 13 20 33 12 7 3 5 8 4
1994-95
1995-96 San Diego Gulls WCHL 56 31 56 87 36
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 8 2 2 4 0 +1 3 0 2 2 0
1999-00 Bakersfield Condors WCHL 43 13 17 30 18 -5 3 0 1 1 4
2000-01 Long Beach Ice Dogs WCHL 61 22 23 45 37 8 3 3 6 4
NHL Totals 6 2 2 4 0


USHL First All-Star Team (1986) Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 26, 1990.
Spent 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons playing w/ Rapperswil-Jona of the Swiss In-Line League. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix Mustangs (WCHL), March 9, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Bakersfield (WCHL), December 8, 1999. Played w/ RHI's LA Blades in 1993 (12-20-25-45-8); Phoenix Cobras in 1994 (19-24-27-51-4) and 1995 (21-16-16-32-18); San Diego Barracudas in 1996 (15-14-5-19-9); Tampa Bay Rolling Thunder in 1998 (16-16-31-47-0); Anaheim Bullfrogs (11-2-12-14-1) and San Jose Rhinos (2-0-1-1-0) in 1999.
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