Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ted Hampson
Centre Ted Hampson got his first taste of major junior A hockey playing two games for the Flin Flon Bombers in the 1954 Memorial Cup playoffs. He spent four full seasons with the Bombers and was a member of two other Memorial Cup participants in 1956 and 1957.

The New York Rangers were in possession of Hampson's NHL playing rights, when the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired those rights after he was placed on waivers in 1959. In 1959-60, Hampson dressed for 41 games with the Leafs, scoring two goals and ten points. In the summer of 1960, the Rangers had obviously felt they made a mistake in releasing Hampson, and re-acquired him from Toronto in the Intra League Draft. After three years in a defensive checking role with the Rangers, he was taken by Detroit in the 1963 Intra League Draft by Detroit.

Hampson also made NHL stops in Oakland and Minnesota before trying his hand in the WHA, joining the Michigan-Baltimore Stags in 1972-73. He also played three years for the Minnesota Fighting Saints and one year with the Quebec Nordiques. What he lacked in size, he more than made up for with quickness and agility on the ice, making him the perfect hound for checking other teams top offensive threats.

Hampson wound down his career in the CHL with Oklahoma City, retiring after appearing in six games in 1980-81. Known throughout his entire career for his defensive capabilities, the one season that stood out from an offensive point of view was in 1968-69 when he set career highs with 26 goals, 49 assists and 75 points while skating for the Oakland Seals.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1953-54 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 1 1 0 1 0
1953-54 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 2 1 1 2 0
1954-55 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 13 6 6 12 4
1955-56 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 48 51 62 113 16 12 9 12 21 4
1955-56 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 7 5 1 6 2
1956-57 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 55 48 70 118 37 10 6 13 19 4
1956-57 Brandon Regals WHL 2 1 3 4 0
1956-57 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 17 7 17 24 6
1957-58 Providence Reds AHL 70 15 25 40 22 5 0 2 2 0
1958-59 Vancouver Canucks WHL 66 27 41 68 23 9 1 4 5 0
1959-60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 2 8 10 17
1959-60 Rochester Americans AHL 29 6 18 24 9 12 2 4 6 2
1960-61 New York Rangers NHL 69 6 14 20 4
1961-62 New York Rangers NHL 68 4 24 28 10 6 0 1 1 0
1962-63 New York Rangers NHL 46 4 2 6 2
1962-63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 22 12 14 26 4 3 1 2 3 0
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 1 1 0
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 66 15 33 48 6 5 2 2 4 0
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 64 15 39 54 39 4 1 2 3 2
1965-66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 72 20 29 49 6 3 1 0 1 0
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 13 35 48 4
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 7 1 4 5 2
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 9 18 27 10 +8
1967-68 Oakland Seals NHL 34 8 19 27 4 -10
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 76 26 49 75 6 -15 7 3 4 7 2
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 76 17 35 52 13 -17 4 1 1 2 0
1970-71 California Seals NHL 60 10 20 30 14 -21
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 18 4 6 10 4 -1 11 3 3 6 0
1971-72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 5 14 19 6 -1 7 0 1 1 0
1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 76 17 45 62 20 5 1 3 4 0
1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 77 17 38 55 9 11 4 4 8 8
1974-75 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 78 17 36 53 6 12 1 7 8 0
1975-76 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 59 5 15 20 14
1975-76 Quebec Nordiques WHA 14 4 10 14 2 5 0 2 2 10
1976-77 Bloomington Jr. Stars MWJHL
1977-78 Bloomington Jr. Stars MWJHL
1978-79 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 23 2 7 9 4
1979-80 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 3 0 1 1 0
1980-81 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 6 0 0 0 12
NHL Totals 676 108 245 353 94 35 7 10 17 2


Father of Gord
SJHL First All-Star Team (1957)
Bill Masterton Trophy (1969)
Paul Deneau Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player - WHA) (1973) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1969)
Claimed on waivers by Toronto from NY Rangers, September 18, 1959. Claimed by NY Rangers from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1960. Claimed by Detroit from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 4, 1963. Traded to Oakland by Detroit with John Brenneman and Bert Marshall for Kent Douglas, January 9, 1968. Traded to Minnesota by California with Wayne Muloin for Tommy Williams and Dick Redmond, February 23, 1971. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by NY Islanders from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for cash, August, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (WHA) after Minnesota (WHA) franchise folded, February 27, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, January 1, 1979.