Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Hatoum
Right-winger Ed Hatoum played parts of three NHL seasons in the late 60s and early 70s. Although his big league career never really took off, he was a decent goal scorer in the minors and senior leagues.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Hatoum was the first individual from that country to make to the NHL. He played junior with the Hamilton Red Wings and made his pro debut for the Fort Worth Wings during the 1968 CHL playoffs. During the next two seasons he was a CHL regular but was recalled twice by the Detroit Red Wings.

Prior to the 1970-71 season, the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL Expansion Draft claimed Hatoum. He split the year between the NHL and the Seattle Totems of the Western League. During his last three pro season, the veteran forward spent time in the WHA with the Chicago Cougars and Vancouver Blazers while continuing to see plenty of action in the WHL. Hatoum retired in 1976 after playing two years of senior hockey in the WIHL with the Nelson Maple Leafs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Ottawa Jr. Montagnards OCJHL
1964-65 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 17 0 3 3 8
1965-66 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 16 35 51 51 5 0 3 3 2
1966-67 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 45 19 25 44 89 17 5 11 16 16
1967-68 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 50 25 34 59 44 11 6 5 11 10
1967-68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 7 0 1 1 0
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 16 2 1 3 2 +1
1968-69 Fort Worth Wings CHL 53 21 28 49 29
1968-69 Baltimore Clippers AHL 3 0 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 0
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 2 2 2 +1
1969-70 Fort Worth Wings CHL 69 15 40 55 32 6 2 3 5 0
1970-71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 26 1 3 4 21 -14
1970-71 Seattle Totems WHL 29 8 13 21 19
1971-72 Rochester Americans AHL 67 9 23 32 29
1972-73 Chicago Cougars WHA 16 1 1 2 2
1972-73 Seattle Totems WHL 45 11 26 37 14
1973-74 Vancouver Blazers WHA 37 3 12 15 8
1973-74 San Diego Gulls WHL 5 1 0 1 4
1974-75 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 48 25 53 78 18
1975-76 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 4 0 3 3 0
NHL Totals 47 3 6 9 25


Claimed by Vancouver from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Loaned to Seattle (WHL) by Vancouver with Jim Wiste for the remainder of the 1970-71 season for Bobby Schmautz, February 9, 1971. Selected by LA Sharks (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by LA Sharks (WHA) for cash, October, 1972. Traded to Vancouver (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for cash, September, 1973.