Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Lalonde
Centre Ron Lalonde was a well-rounded player who could set up his wingers, check and win faceoffs. He played the majority of his nearly 400 career games with the dreadful Washington Capitals in the 1970s.

The Toronto native was chosen 56th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1972 Amateur Draft after two strong years with the OHA's Peterborough Petes. He played nine games in the NHL during the 1972-73 season but saw most of his ice time in the AHL with the Hershey Bears.

Lalonde scored 27 points in 1973-74 playing on an efficient line with Bernie Lukowich and Wayne Bianchin. He saw less ice time to start the next season then was traded to the Washington Capitals for Lew Morrison. The hard-working forward played parts of five seasons with Caps when they were one of the worst outfits in league history. In 1976-77, Lalonde scored 12 goals and was only -20 while teamed with wingers Craig Patrick and Bill Collins. He played nearly two years in the minors then one season with the Salzburg club of Austria before retiring in 1981.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 North York Rangers ON-Jr.B
1970-71 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 44 21 25 46 13 5 2 2 4 2
1971-72 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 58 26 37 63 36 15 5 9 14 15
1971-72 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 3 3 0 3 2
1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 0 0 0 2 0
1972-73 Hershey Bears AHL 60 16 26 42 34 7 1 1 2 0
1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 10 17 27 14 +2
1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 0 3 3 0 +1
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 50 12 14 26 27 -39
1975-76 Washington Capitals NHL 80 9 19 28 19 -26
1976-77 Washington Capitals NHL 76 12 17 29 24 -20
1977-78 Washington Capitals NHL 67 1 5 6 16 -18
1978-79 Washington Capitals NHL 18 1 3 4 4 -1
1978-79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 26 7 7 14 0
1978-79 Hershey Bears AHL 27 6 6 12 0 4 1 0 1 2
1979-80 Hershey Bears AHL 65 13 17 30 22 16 2 3 5 6
1980-81 HC Salzburg Austria 28 11 9 20 38
NHL Totals 397 45 78 123 106


Traded to Washington by Pittsburgh for Lew Morrison, December 14, 1974.