Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Gould
Right-winger John Gould played over 500 NHL gamest for three different clubs in the 70s and 80s. He was a clever goal scorer whose speed and anticipation were useful on the power play and penalty killing units.

Born in Beeton, Ontario, Gould played junior hockey with the OHA's London Nationals. He signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres after scoring 48 goals for the EHL's Charlotte Checkers in 1970-71. The young winger spent most of his first two years in the organization providing offense for the AHL's Cincinnati Swords. In 1973 he led all playoff goal scorers while helping Cinci win the Calder Cup.

Gould made the Sabres out of training camp in 1973-74 but was soon traded to the Vancouver Canucks along with Tracy Pratt for Jerry Korab. The clever forward hit his stride on the west coast in 1974-75 by scoring 34 goals while playing on a line with...He followed his breakthrough year up with a 32-goal performance but soon fell out of favour as the team began to decline. Gould was traded to the Atlanta Flames in December, 1976 and was a solid player for 2 1/2 years. He was claimed by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1979 Expansion Draft then shipped back to Buffalo a few weeks later. Gould played 52 games for Buffalo in 1979-80 then retired when he was sent to the minors before the playoffs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 54 19 27 46 14 5 1 2 3 13
1968-69 London Knights OHA-Jr. 49 30 44 74 20 6 1 3 4 0
1969-70 Charlotte Checkers EHL 69 25 48 73 18 11 10 6 16 6
1969-70 Tulsa Oilers CHL 3 1 0 1 0
1970-71 Charlotte Checkers EHL 72 48 52 100 50 13 10 8 18 6
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 1 0 1 0 -1
1971-72 Cincinnati Swords AHL 73 26 15 41 34 10 4 6 10 6
1972-73 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 0 1 1 0 0
1972-73 Cincinnati Swords AHL 56 30 42 72 71 15 10 6 16 9
1973-74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 30 4 2 6 2 -7
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 45 9 10 19 8 -4
1974-75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 34 31 65 27 +7 5 2 2 4 0
1975-76 Vancouver Canucks NHL 70 32 27 59 16 +9 2 1 0 1 0
1976-77 Vancouver Canucks NHL 25 7 8 15 2 -9
1976-77 Atlanta Flames NHL 54 8 15 23 8 -2 3 0 0 0 2
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 79 19 28 47 21 +7 2 0 0 0 2
1978-79 Atlanta Flames NHL 61 8 7 15 18 -4 2 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 9 9 18 11 +9
1979-80 Rochester Americans AHL 13 6 5 11 6 4 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 504 131 138 269 113 14 3 2 5 4


Brother of Larry
AHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August, 1971. Traded to Vancouver by Buffalo with Tracy Pratt for Jerry Korab, December 27, 1973. Traded to Atlanta by Vancouver with Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Brian Hill) in 1977 Amateur Draft for Hilliard Graves and Larry Carriere, December 2, 1976. Claimed by Edmonton from Atlanta in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Buffalo by Edmonton for Alex Tidey, November 13, 1979.