Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chick Chalmers
Bill Chalmers, given the nickname "Chick" by his teammates, played three years of junior hockey with the Guelph Biltmores and the Galt Blackhawks. During his rookie season in 1951-52, the 17-year-old Chalmers scored eleven goals and 28 points in 53 games. In the playoffs, he picked up four points in eleven games. He played another full season in Guelph, before being traded by the Biltmores midway through the 1953-54 season when he was sent to Galt.

Late that year, the 20-year-old Chalmers was called up to play one game with the NHL's New York Rangers. As it turns out that was the only NHL game of his career, making him another member of the One Game Wonder Club.

Amazingly, despite never playing another game in the NHL, Chalmers continued to play hockey at the professional level for another 17 seasons, playing until the age of 37 in 1971. Among his more notable stops in the IHL were; three seasons with the Louisville Rebels, three years with the Omaha Knights and seven years with the Toledo Blades. Chalmers was an IHL Second Team All-Star selection in 1960, 1961 and 1967 and he was a First Team All-Star in 1960. That year he scored a career-high 41 goals while leading the league with 93 assists and 134 points.

Chalmers was a model of consistency when it came to offensive output. For eleven-straight years he managed to score at least 22 goals while topping the 90-point plateau seven times and the 80-point barrier ten times. Chalmers died on December 7, 1994 at the age of 60.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1951-52 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 53 11 17 28 12 11 2 2 4 2
1951-52 Guelph Biltmores M-Cup 11 1 3 4 4
1952-53 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 33 13 12 25 8
1953-54 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 22 11 17 28 21
1953-54 Galt Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 39 12 14 26 20
1953-54 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Vancouver Canucks WHL 17 2 3 5 4
1954-55 Kelowna Packers OSHL 37 14 25 39 10 4 2 1 3 2
1955-56 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 45 13 12 25 29 11 3 6 9 8
1955-56 Chatham Maroons Al-Cup 17 5 9 14 10
1956-57 Troy Bruins IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1956-57 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 3 0 2 2 2
1956-57 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA 40 8 11 19 6 9 3 0 3 0
1957-58 Louisville Rebels IHL 64 23 58 81 4 11 2 4 6 0
1958-59 Louisville Rebels IHL 53 34 49 83 14 11 3 7 10 4
1959-60 Louisville Rebels IHL 68 41 93 134 4 6 3 0 3 0
1960-61 Omaha Knights IHL 70 35 69 104 15 8 2 7 9 0
1961-62 Omaha Knights IHL 68 29 73 102 18 7 3 5 8 2
1962-63 Omaha Knights IHL 68 28 59 87 16 7 3 5 8 2
1963-64 Toledo Blades IHL 70 32 62 94 20 13 2 15 17 2
1964-65 Toledo Blades IHL 64 27 63 90 12 4 5 1 6 0
1965-66 Toledo Blades IHL 70 28 65 93 31
1966-67 Toledo Blades IHL 72 34 67 101 20 10 5 8 13 8
1967-68 Toledo Blades IHL 70 22 45 67 14
1968-69 Des Moines Oak Leafs IHL 64 6 32 38 12
1969-70 Toledo Blades IHL 51 18 42 60 20 3 1 0 1 2
1970-71 Toledo Hornets IHL 35 6 14 20 12
1970-71 Greensboro Generals EHL 20 2 17 19 0 9 1 3 4 2
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


IHL Second All-Star Team (1960, 1961, 1967)
George H. Wilkinson Trophy (Leading Scorer - IHL) (1960)
IHL First All-Star Team (1962)
James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP - IHL) (1965)
Traded to Des Moines (IHL) by Toledo (IHL) with Terry Kerr for John Annable, August, 1968. Traded to Toledo (IHL) by Des Moines (IHL) for Bob Regis, November, 1969. Traded to Greensboro (EHL) by Toledo (IHL) for cash, January, 1971.