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.