Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Hogaboam
The professional hockey career of Bill Hogaboam began in 1970-71 as a member of the Omaha Knights, as he played in 63 games, scoring 12 goals and 30 points. The following year in Omaha he greatly improved his offensive output, scoring 30 goals and 82 points.

In 1972-73, Hogaboam played two games in the NHL with the expansion Atlanta Flames, but the majority of his season was played in Virginia of the AHL. In 1972-73, he played four games with the Detroit Red Wings, but it was in 1973-74 that he had the opportunity to play more, appearing in 47 games, scoring 18 goals and 41 points. It was that production which saw him inserted into the Wings' lineup for 60 games the following year, but his production did not increase.

Late in the 1975-76 season, Hogaboam was sent to the Minnesota North Stars where he was named the team's captain the next year and scored 25 points. After another two years in the Stars' organization, Hogaboam was sent back to the Detroit Red Wings, where most of his playing time was spent in the minors. In 1982-83, Hogaboam played his final pro season with the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1965-66 Swift Current Crusaders SIHA
1966-67 Swift Current Broncos Exhib. 26 30 30 60
1967-68 Swift Current Broncos WCJHL 40 27 26 53 34
1968-69 Swift Current Broncos WCJHL 5 5 4 9 2
1968-69 Sorel Black Hawks MMJHL
1968-69 Sorel Black Hawks M-Cup
1969-70 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 53 27 42 69 8 7 3 2 5 2
1970-71 Omaha Knights CHL 63 12 18 30 12 11 2 3 5 6
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 1 0 1 1 2
1971-72 Omaha Knights CHL 70 30 52 82 36 4 1 5 6 0
1972-73 Atlanta Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 1 0 1 2 -1
1972-73 Virginia Wings AHL 50 16 28 44 14 13 6 10 16 10
1973-74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 18 23 41 12 -3
1973-74 Virginia Wings AHL 23 8 11 19 15
1974-75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 14 27 41 16 -34
1975-76 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 21 16 37 30 -8
1975-76 Minnesota North Stars NHL 18 7 7 14 6 -4
1976-77 Minnesota North Stars NHL 73 10 15 25 16 -17 2 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Minnesota North Stars NHL 8 1 2 3 4 -5
1977-78 Fort Worth Texans CHL 60 22 44 66 43 10 0 7 7 6
1978-79 Minnesota North Stars NHL 10 1 1 2 0 -1
1978-79 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 40 21 29 50 18
1978-79 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 4 6 10 4 -5
1979-80 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 3 12 15 10 -8
1979-80 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 25 11 15 26 4
1980-81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 73 19 37 56 78 18 0 15 15 4
1981-82 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 67 20 47 67 24 16 1 9 10 8
1982-83 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 20 38 58 14 6 3 5 8 0
NHL Totals 332 80 109 189 100 2 0 0 0 0


Traded to Atlanta by NY Rangers for Bill Heindl, June 16, 1972. Traded to Detroit by Atlanta for Leon Rochefort, November 28, 1972. Traded to Minnesota by Detroit with Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Jim Roberts) in 1976 Amateur Draft for Dennis Hextall, February 27, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, February 12, 1979.