Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Craig Ferguson
Right-winger Craig Ferguson was a part-time player for three different teams in the early 1990s. He was a productive goals scorer in college and the minors but was unable to attain a permanent place in the NHL.

Born in Castro Valley, California, Ferguson played four years at Yale University. Following a solid freshman year in 1988-89, he was chosen 146th overall in the NHL Entry Draft. After completing his education, the young forward played most of the 1992-93 season with the Habs' top affiliate in the AHL, the Frederiction Canadiens.

Ferguson was called up for a couple of games in 1993-94 but remained a consistent two-way winger in Fredericton. He made the team out of training camp in 1995-96 and played in Montreal's first ten games. The team started poorly and many players and coaches were purged. In late November, Ferguson was dealt to the Calgary Flames for a draft pick and played eight games for his new team. He ended up splitting most of the season between the AHL's Saint John Flames and the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL.

The Florida Panthers signed Ferguson as a free agent in July, 1996 but he only made into three games that season. He enjoyed a solid year in the AHL with the Carolina Monarchs and registered 70 points in 74 games. He remained in the league the next season with New Haven...


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Sydney Flyers NSAHA
1987-88 Sydney Riverview Rural High-NS
1988-89 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 24 11 6 17 20
1989-90 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 28 6 13 19 36
1990-91 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 29 11 10 21 34
1991-92 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 27 9 16 25 26
1992-93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 55 15 13 28 20 5 0 1 1 2
1992-93 Wheeling Thunderbirds ECHL 9 6 5 11 24
1993-94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 0 +1
1993-94 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 57 29 32 61 60
1994-95 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 80 27 35 62 62 17 6 2 8 6
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 1 0 1 2 -5
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 8 0 0 0 4 -4
1995-96 Saint John Flames AHL 18 5 13 18 8
1995-96 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 31 6 9 15 25 4 0 2 2 6
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1996-97 Carolina Monarchs AHL 74 29 41 70 57
1997-98 Beast of New Haven AHL 64 24 28 52 41 +9 3 2 1 3 2
1998-99 Beast of New Haven AHL 61 18 27 45 76 -16
1999-00 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2
1999-00 Louisville Panthers AHL 61 29 27 56 28 +20 4 1 3 4 2
2000-01 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 42 16 22 38 65 5 0 3 3 18
2001-02 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 43 9 21 30 106 5 1 0 1 0
2002-03 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 44 18 14 32 52
2003-04 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 51 10 11 21 42 9 0 1 1 10
2004-05 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 49 9 12 21 28 11 4 2 6 4
2005-06 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 48 10 11 21 77
NHL Totals 27 1 1 2 6


Son of Norm Traded to Calgary by Montreal with Yves Sarault for Calgary's 8th round choice (Petr Kubos) in 1997 Entry Draft, November 26, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Calgary for Pat Conacher, February 10, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 24, 1996.