Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Anderson
One of a few players from down East during the 1960s to make the NHL, Anderson learned his skills in Moncton until transferring to college in the U.S.

He attended Boston University from 1969 to 1972 at a time when nary a scout darkened the arena of any American college, and sure enough he went undrafted. Nevertheless, his scoring abilities in Boston were noticed by the Boston Bruins who signed him as a free agent. He remained in Boston and played for the Braves for two years, scoring 41 goals in 1972-73, though the Bruins never used him in a game.

The Bruins lost him to the Washington Capitals in the Expansion Draft of 1974, but he played only half a year with the team. He missed much of the following season with a serious knee injury, and closed out his career by playing two years in Europe, first for Austria in 1976-77 and then Germany the next year, his last.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Moncton Rovers NBAHA 17 10 27 7
1964-65 Moncton Aces NBAHA 15 7 22 4
1965-66 Moncton Red Wings NBAHA 20 21 41 10
1966-67 Moncton Seals NBJHL 26 34 60 17 21 38 0
1966-67 Moncton Seals SNBHL 15 20 35 34
1967-68 Moncton Hawks SNBHL 30 17 23 40 2
1967-68 Moncton Seals NBJHL 6 2 3 5 12
1967-68 Fredericton Jr. Red Wings NBJHL 5 6 4 10 2
1967-68 Halifax Jr. Canadians M-Cup 4 0 2 2 6
1967-68 Fredericton Red Wings M-Cup 6 3 5 8 2
1968-69 Moncton Alpines SNBHL 20 30 36 66 34
1969-70 Boston University Terriers ECAC
1970-71 Boston University Terriers ECAC 31 20 21 41 17
1971-72 Boston University Terriers ECAC 31 19 27 46 26
1972-73 Boston Braves AHL 73 41 29 70 53
1973-74 Boston Braves AHL 75 24 31 55 28
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 28 9 7 16 8 -20
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 38 20 19 39 19
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 20 2 3 5 6
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 17 1 3 4 8 3 0 0 0 0
1976-77 VSV Veicherung Austria-2 24 26 14 40
1977-78 WEV Wien W.German 26 28 8 36 14
NHL Totals 28 9 7 16 8


AHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year - AHL) (1973)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, June, 1972. Claimed by Washington from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974.
Missed majority of 1975-76 season after suffering a knee injury during training camp, September, 1975. Traded to New Haven (AHL) by Washington with Bob Gryp for Rich Nantais and Alain Langlais, February 23, 1976