Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Howell
Ron Howell was a versatile player who could be of use at left-wing and on defence. He toiled briefly with the New York Rangers in the mid-50s but was better known as a senior and minor pro regular.

The native of Hamilton, Ontario played his amateur hockey with the OHA's Guelph Biltmores. The Rangers prospect was brought up for three games in 1954-55 when he was still in junior. The next year Howell played one contest for the Blueshirts at the conclusion of his final amateur season but never returned to the NHL.

Howell played two years with the senior Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen and amassed 67 points in 60 games. After playing the 1958-59 season with the WHL's Vancouver Canucks he spent a year playing pro football. He came back for one season with the Rochester Americans in 1961-62 then returned for another season on the gridiron. Howell played two more years in the EHL and the OHA senior circuit before hanging up his skates and cleats for good in 1964.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Kitchener Greenshirts OHA-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 4 2 2 4 8
1953-54 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 54 20 26 46 48 3 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 35 18 26 44 22 6 6 5 11 6
1954-55 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1955-56 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 36 21 40 61 24 3 0 0 0 0
1955-56 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1956-57 Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 30 8 18 26 16 11 2 7 9 8
1956-57 Kitchener Dutchmen Al-Cup 7 1 2 3 4
1957-58 Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 30 19 22 41 16 16 5 3 8 16
1957-58 Kitchener Dutchmen Al-Cup 5 0 4 4 2
1958-59 Vancouver Canucks WHL 37 9 9 18 12 9 2 3 5 4
1959-60
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 22 4 1 5 2
1961-62
1962-63 Kitchener-Waterloo Tigers OHA-Sr. 13 7 6 13 2
1962-63 Long Island Ducks EHL 10 3 9 12 6 7 3 1 4 6
1963-64 Guelph Regals OHA-Sr. 7 1 3 4 13
1963-64 Long Island Ducks EHL 28 7 7 14 15 5 2 2 4 0
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 0


Brother of Harry
OHA-Jr. MVP (1956)
Missed entire 1959-60 and 1961-62 seasons playing professional football in Canadian Football League w/ Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from NY Rangers, December 4, 1960.