Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ken Houston
Ken Houston was selected in the 6th round, 85th overall, in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Flames.

Houston began his pro career in 1973-74 as a member of the Omaha Knights of the CHL. In that first year, he played in 71 games, scoring eight goals and 30 points. He returned to Omaha the next year and produced 41 points in 78 games.

In 1975-76, Houston played in 38 games with the Atlanta Flames, scoring five goals and eleven points. In his first full NHL season in 1976-77, Houston scored 20 goals and 44 points in 78 games. Over the next three years, Houston surpassed the 20-goal plateau while twice scoring more than 50 points.

In 1980-81, Houston and the Flames organization moved to Calgary. He remained with the team for another two years before joining the Washington Capitals in 1982-83. Early in 1983-84, he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, where he played in 33 games before retiring. Houston ended his NHL career having played in 570 games, scoring 161 goals, 167 assists and 328 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Chatham Maroons ON-Jr.A 48 8 24 32 213
1972-73 Chatham Maroons ON-Jr.A 52 14 41 55 161
1973-74 Omaha Knights CHL 71 8 22 30 144 5 1 1 2 6
1974-75 Omaha Knights CHL 78 9 32 41 158 6 1 7 8 8
1975-76 Atlanta Flames NHL 38 5 6 11 11 -3 2 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 27 14 15 29 56
1976-77 Atlanta Flames NHL 78 20 24 44 35 +5 3 0 0 0 4
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 74 22 16 38 51 +4 2 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 21 31 52 135 +4 1 0 0 0 16
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 23 31 54 100 -1 4 1 1 2 10
1980-81 Calgary Flames NHL 42 15 15 30 93 0 16 7 8 15 28
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 70 22 22 44 91 -2 3 1 0 1 4
1982-83 Washington Capitals NHL 71 25 14 39 93 -8 4 1 0 1 4
1983-84 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 0 0 4 -2
1983-84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 33 8 8 16 11 -3
NHL Totals 570 161 167 328 624 35 10 9 19 66


OHA-B First All-Star Team (1973) Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Washington by Calgary with Pat Riggin for Howard Walker, George White, Washington's 6th round choice (Mats Kihlstrom) in 1982 Entry Draft, 3rd round choice (Perry Berezan) in 1983 Entry Draft and 2nd round choice (Paul Ranheim) in 1984 Entry Draft, June 9, 1982. Traded to Los Angeles by Washington with Brian Engblom for Larry Murphy, October 18, 1983.