Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Herb Raglan
Herb Raglan was not the first in his family line to make the NHL. His father, Clare "Rags" Raglan, played defense for a short time with the Blackhawks and Red Wings in the early 1950s. But he was long since removed from the world of pro hockey by the time his son Herb was born.

The younger Raglan developed his hockey skills in his hometown, skating for the Peterborough Bees midgets and later, the Petes of the OHL. He then put in one final season of junior with the Kingston Canadians in 1985-86. After Kingston was eliminated from the playoffs that year, the St. Louis Blues, who had secured his rights in the draft, called him up to add some muscle to their lineup going into the playoffs.

Raglan was thrilled to answer the call. During the third shift of his second playoff game, he picked up a pass banked off of the boards by Rob Ramage and beat Leafs goalie Ken Wregget for his first big-league goal.

For the next four seasons, Raglan established himself as a straight-talking, hard-working rugged winger who performed whatever trench duties were required to keep his NHL status secure. Partway through the 1990-91 campaign, he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques where he played for just over one season. He was then dispatched to the minors until a trade sent him to Tampa Bay for two games. The Lightning then placed him in the minors with the Atlanta Knights of the IHL.

After a quick stop in Kalamazoo, Raglan picked up his final NHL action with the Ottawa Senators in 1993-94. After only 29 games, he jumped back to the minors where he rounded out his career with stops in Kalamazoo, Texas and Brantford where he retired in 1997-98.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Peterborough Legionnaires Minor-ON 26 39 21 60 60
1984-85 Kingston Canadians OHL 58 20 22 42 166
1985-86 Kingston Canadians OHL 28 10 9 19 88 10 5 2 7 30
1985-86 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 0 0 5 -3 10 1 1 2 24
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 62 6 10 16 159 +6 4 0 0 0 2
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 10 15 25 190 -10 10 1 3 4 11
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 50 7 10 17 144 -8 8 1 2 3 13
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 11 0 1 1 21 -5
1990-91 St. Louis Blues NHL 32 3 3 6 52 +4
1990-91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 15 1 3 4 30 +1
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 62 6 14 20 120 -5
1992-93 Halifax Citadels AHL 28 3 9 12 83
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 24 4 10 14 139 9 3 3 6 32
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 29 6 11 17 112 5 0 0 0 32
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 29 0 0 0 52 -13
1994-95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 31 4 4 8 94 6 0 0 0 15
1995-96 Brantford Smoke ColHL 69 46 38 84 267 12 9 6 15 58
1996-97 Central Texas Stampede WPHL 33 14 18 32 131 10 7 3 10 30
1996-97 Brantford Smoke ColHL 11 5 4 9 33 2 3 1 4 4
1997-98 Brantford Smoke UHL 17 8 10 18 38 +8
NHL Totals 343 33 56 89 775 32 3 6 9 50


Son of Rags Missed remainder of 1989-90 due to wrist injury vs. Quebec, November 4, 1989. Traded to Quebec by St. Louis with Tony Twist and Andy Rymsha for Darin Kimble, February 4, 1991. Traded to Tampa Bay by Quebec for Martin Simard, Steve Tuttle and Michel Mongeau, February 12, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, January 1, 1994.