Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Chipperfield
After a four year run with his hometown Wheat Kings, including one year where he was named the teams MVP, Ron Chipperfield joined the World Hockey Association's Vancouver Blazers despite being a 2nd round draft pick of the NHL's California Seals. Chipperfield, a center with the colorful nickname "The Magnificent Seven", spent a year with the Blazers before moving on the Calgary Cowboys for two seasons, then a three year run with the Edmonton Oilers.

By his third season with the Oilers, the NHL and the WHA had merged, with the National Hockey League absorbing four WHA franchises, including the Oilers. Chipperfield made his NHL debut in 1979 serving as the Oilers first NHL captain, and went on to score 22 goals and 45 points that season. In March of that season the Oilers traded Chipperfield to the Quebec Nordiques, another WHA survivor, for goaltender Ron Low.

Chipperfield played just four contests with the Nordiques the following year, and took his skills to Italy in 1981. That season he scored a league-leading 78 goals and 128 points in just 39 games. His final three seasons were spent there playing for HC Bolzano.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Dauphin Kings MJHL 34 39 40 79 18
1969-70 Dauphin Kings M-Cup 6 3 1 4 0
1970-71 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 64 40 43 83 62
1971-72 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 63 59 53 112 29 11 8 5 13 0
1972-73 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 59 72 41 113 63 6 1 3 4 2
1973-74 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 66 90 72 162 82
1974-75 Vancouver Blazers WHA 78 19 20 39 30
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 75 42 41 83 32 10 5 4 9 6
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 81 27 27 54 32
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 80 33 52 85 48 5 1 1 2 0
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers WHA 55 32 37 69 47 13 9 10 19 8
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 67 18 19 37 24 -15
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 12 4 4 8 8 -9
1980-81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 0 1 1 2 -1
1980-81 Rochester Americans AHL 6 3 2 5 6
1981-82 HC Bolzano Italy 30 78 50 128 40 6 10 8 18 10
1982-83 HC Bolzano Italy 32 78 58 136 54
1983-84 HC Bolzano Italy 22 19 24 43 14 5 4 8 12 8
1984-85 HC Bolzano Italy
NHL Totals 83 22 24 46 34


WCJHL First All-Star Team (1974)
WCJHL Player of the Year (1974)
Selected by Vancouver (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, June 1974. Rights traded to Philadelphia by California for George Pesut, December 11, 1974. Transferred to Calgary (WHA) after Vancouver (WHA) franchise relocated, May 7, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, May 31, 1977. Rights retained by Edmonton prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Traded to Quebec by Edmonton for Ron Low, March 11, 1980