Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Art Chapman
Art Chapman had a ten-year NHL career beginning in 1930-31 with the Boston Bruins. He played in 44 games that year, scoring seven goals and 14 points. He had turned pro three years earlier, honing his skills in the CAHL with Springfield and Providence.

In his second year with the Bruins, Chapman increased his production, scoring eleven goals and 25 points in 48 games. He played another year-and-a-half in Boston before being sent to New York to play for the Americans. Chapman played a little over six years in New York. His best offensive season was in 1935-36 when he scored ten goals and 38 points. In 1939-40, Chapman played his final NHL season. During his career, he had often been chided for playing too defensively, but Chapman would give his standard reply "If you can stop them from scoring, you'll get a goal in time."

Chapman did not return to professional hockey for three years due to the allied war effort. He returned in 192-43, suiting up for 45 games with the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL. He played one last game with the Bisons in 1943-44 before retiring.

Chapman went on to pursue a career in coaching, first coaching the Buffalo Bisons in the AHL before leading the Vancouver Canucks of the Western Hockey League for nine years. Chapman was general manager of the Dunn-Edwards Western Show Corp., which promoted shows at Long Beach arena until his death in 1962 at the age of 56.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1922-23 University of Manitoba MHL-Sr. 8 8 2 10 2
1923-24 Winnipeg Tigers WJrHL
1923-24 Winnipeg Tigers MHL-Sr. 1 1 0 1 0
1924-25 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 8 5 0 5 0
1925-26 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 19 13 2 15 17 3 0 0 0 0
1925-26 Port Arthur Ports Al-Cup 6 3 1 4 6
1926-27 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 20 19 10 29 16 2 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Springfield Indians Can-Am 39 14 5 19 6 4 1 1 2 6
1928-29 Providence Reds Can-Am 39 14 14 28 5 6 0 1 1 4
1929-30 Providence Reds Can-Am 39 26 19 45 22 3 5 0 5 6
1930-31 Boston Bruins NHL 44 7 7 14 22 5 0 1 1 7
1931-32 Boston Bruins NHL 48 11 14 25 18
1932-33 Boston Bruins NHL 46 3 6 9 19 5 0 0 0 2
1933-34 Boston Bruins NHL 21 2 5 7 7
1933-34 New York Americans NHL 25 3 7 10 8
1934-35 New York Americans NHL 47 9 34 43 4
1935-36 New York Americans NHL 48 10 28 38 14 5 0 3 3 0
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 43 8 23 31 36
1937-38 New York Americans NHL 45 2 27 29 8 6 0 1 1 0
1938-39 New York Americans NHL 45 3 19 22 2 2 0 0 0 0
1939-40 New York Americans NHL 26 4 6 10 2 3 1 0 1 0
1940-41 New York Americans NHLMGNT
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHLMGNT
1942-43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 45 9 19 28 12
1943-44 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 438 62 176 238 140 26 1 5 6 9


NHL Second All-Star Team (1937) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937) Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHA), October 31, 1926. Jumped contract with Chicago (AHA) and signed with Port Arthur (TBSHL), November 2, 1926. Signed as a free agent by Windsor (Can-Pro), September 22, 1927. Traded to NY Rangers by Windsor (Can-Pro) for cash, November 1, 1927. Traded to Providence (Can-Am) by NY Rangers for cash, October 18, 1928. Claimed by Boston from Providence (Can-Am) in Inter-League Draft, May 13, 1929. Traded to NY Americans by Boston with Bob Gracie for Lloyd Gross and George Patterson, January 11, 1934.