Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ross Fitzpatrick
Centre Ross Fitzpatrick made a handful of appearances for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1980s. Although he was unable to make a significant breakthrough in the NHL, his scoring exploits at college and in the minors were impressive.

The native of Penticton, British Columbia played with the local Panthers of the BCJHL. He played a year at the University of Michigan the transfered to Western Michigan where competed for another four seasons. Fitzpatrick was chosen 147th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

The young forward was recalled by Philly periodically but was essentially a farmhand with the Herskey Bears for several years. Fitzpatrick recorded one 50-goal and two 40-goal seasons and helped the Bears win the Calder Cup in 1988. In 1988-89 he sampled European hockey with the WEV Wien club of Austria and scored 26 goals in 38 games. Fitzpatrick retired in 1992 after two productive seasons on behalf of the AHL's Binghamton Rangers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Penticton Vees BCJHL 66 68 64 132 76
1978-79 Western Michigan University CCHA 35 16 21 37 31
1979-80 Western Michigan University CCHA 34 26 33 59 22
1980-81 Western Michigan University CCHA 36 28 43 71 22
1981-82 Western Michigan University CCHA 33 30 28 58 34
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 66 29 28 57 32 15 5 1 6 12
1983-84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 4 2 6 0 +4
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 45 33 30 63 28 4 3 2 5 2
1984-85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 1 0 1 0 -3
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 35 26 15 41 8
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 77 50 47 97 28 17 9 7 16 10
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 66 45 40 85 34 5 1 4 5 10
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 35 14 17 31 12 12 11 4 15 8
1988-89 Vienna EV Austria 38 26 23 49
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 11 6 9 15 4 9 2 2 4 4
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 74 45 58 103 26
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 69 26 29 55 26 10 3 1 4 4
1991-92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 76 34 38 72 32 10 1 3 4 2
NHL Totals 20 5 2 7 0


CCHA First All-Star Team (1981)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1986, 1990)
Missed majority of 1984-85 due to shoulder injury vs. Sherbrooke (AHL), January 10, 1985. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 24, 1990.
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