Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Norm Ferguson
Sydney, Nova Scotia's Norm Ferguson was born on October 16, 1945 and he went on to a four-year career in the National Hockey League. A right winger, he spent two years with Montreal Junior Canadiens while being groomed by the NHL Canadiens, but he was traded to the Oakland Seals in May 1968.

The 1968-69 schedule marked the first year of Ferguson's NHL career, and he exploded onto the scene scoring 34 goals as a rookie. However, the next season his totals dropped to just eleven goals and 20 points. In the final two years of his NHL career, Ferguson bounced back a little, but was never able to come close to his rookie year success.

By 1972, despite being claimed by the New York Islanders in the NHL Expansion Draft, he was out of the NHL and pursuing a career with the upstart World Hockey Association. He played two seasons in the New York area with the Raiders, then took his skills to San Diego when the franchise relocated. He spent three seasons with the San Diego Mariners, scoring 36, 37, and 39 goals in successive years. When the Mariners franchise folded, Ferguson signed with the Edmonton Oilers.

With the WHA Oilers, Ferguson's point totals dropped from 71 the year before to just 47 with Edmonton. Following his only year in Edmonton, Ferguson retired from professional hockey.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Lachine Maroons MMJHL 42 32 60 92 12
1963-64 Montreal NDG Monarchs M-Cup 4 2 1 3 2
1964-65 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 51 17 16 33 17 6 2 0 2 0
1965-66 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 43 16 29 45 27 10 4 3 7 2
1966-67 Houston Apollos CPHL 55 8 6 14 20 1 0 0 0 0
1967-68 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 42 33 75 24
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 76 34 20 54 31 -9 7 1 4 5 7
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 72 11 9 20 19 -15 3 0 0 0 0
1970-71 California Seals NHL 54 14 17 31 9 -21
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 77 14 20 34 13 -5
1972-73 New York Raiders WHA 56 28 40 68 8
1973-74 New York/New Jersey Knights WHA 75 15 21 36 12
1974-75 San Diego Mariners WHA 78 36 33 69 6 10 6 5 11 0
1975-76 San Diego Mariners WHA 79 37 37 74 12 4 2 0 2 9
1976-77 San Diego Mariners WHA 77 39 32 71 5 7 2 4 6 0
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 71 26 21 47 2 5 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 279 73 66 139 72 10 1 4 5 7


Father of Craig Traded to Oakland by Montreal with Stan Fuller and future considerations (Francois Lacombe and Michel Jacques, June, 1968) for Wally Boyer, Alain Caron, Oakland's 1st round choices in 1968 (Jim Pritchard) and 1970 (Ray Martynuik) Amateur Drafts and future considerations (Lyle Bradley, June, 1968), May 21, 1968. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by NY Islanders from California in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after San Diego franchise folded, May, 1977.