Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dunc McCallum
Dunc McCallum played two years of junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings and was loaned to the Edmonton Oil Kings for the 1960 Memorial Cup.

McCallum turned pro in 1960-61 with the Fort Wayne Komets. After stints in Seattle, Sudbury and Vancouver, he got his first opportunity to play in the NHL in 1965-66, suiting up for two games with the New York Rangers who had the likes of Jean Ratelle, Vic Hadfield, Rod Gilbert and Ed Giacomin in their lineup. The team was bolstered by a strong defensive corps that included Harry Howell, Jim Neilson and Rod Seiling, so earning a regular shift was not an easy task.

The advent of expansion in 1967 gave McCallum and many other career minor-leaguers to that point another shot at making the NHL. He joined the Pittsburgh Penguins for 32 games and earned a regular spot on the roster the following year, suiting up for 62 games. His 1969-70 season was cut short due to injuries but he was back in the Penguins' lineup for 77 games in 1970-71 turning in his best year in the league, scoring nine goals and 29 points.

In 1972-73 the rival WHA formed and McCallum inked a deal with the Houston Aeros. Just prior to the start of the 1973-74 season he broke his leg in an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Sharks and missed the entire season. In November 1974 he signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Cougars where he played in 31 games.

McCallum played one final year of pro hockey in 1974-75 with the Long Island Cougars of the NAHL. In 187 NHL contests he recorded 14 goals and 49 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1958-59 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 28 10 11 21 48
1959-60 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 32 8 9 17 84 11 4 3 7 10
1959-60 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 11 4 3 7 21
1959-60 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 6 0 1 1 8
1960-61 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 65 6 18 24 74 8 0 3 3 6
1961-62 Seattle Totems WHL 69 1 12 13 82 2 1 0 1 2
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 62 5 20 25 153 8 1 2 3 8
1963-64 Vancouver Canucks WHL 62 6 13 19 78
1964-65 Vancouver Canucks WHL 68 8 11 19 104 5 1 0 1 10
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Vancouver Canucks WHL 68 5 19 24 104 7 1 1 2 16
1966-67 Omaha Knights CPHL 38 3 16 19 91 10 0 3 3 23
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 32 0 2 2 36 -2
1967-68 Baltimore Clippers AHL 19 3 7 10 37
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 5 13 18 81 -35
1969-70 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 0 0 0 16 -4 10 1 2 3 12
1969-70 Baltimore Clippers AHL 4 2 0 2 6
1970-71 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 9 20 29 95 -13
1971-72 San Diego Gulls WHL 61 10 30 40 99 4 1 1 2 2
1972-73 Houston Aeros WHA 69 9 20 29 112 10 2 3 5 6
1973-74 Houston Aeros WHA
1974-75 Chicago Cougars WHA 31 0 10 10 24
1974-75 Long Island Cougars NAPro 10 1 6 7 30
NHL Totals 187 14 35 49 230 10 1 2 3 12


Loaned to Edmonton (CAHL) by Brandon (MJHL) for Memorial Cup playoffs, March, 1960. Claimed by Detroit from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 8, 1965. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit (Pittsburgh-AHL) for Bob Cunningham, June, 1965. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with George Konik, Paul Andrea and Frank Francis for Larry Jeffrey, June 6, 1967. Selected by Providence (AHL) from Pittsburgh in Reverse Draft, June 12, 1969. Suspended by Providence (AHL) for refusing to report to club, October, 1969. Traded to Pittsburgh by Providence (AHL) for cash, January, 1970. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
Missed entire 1973-74 due to broken leg suffered in exhibition game vs. Los Angeles (WHA), September 27, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (WHA) November 4, 1974.