Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pat Ribble
Pat Ribble played his junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the OHA from 1972 to 1975. It was there that he established himself as a big, crease-clearing rearguard who could move the puck although rarely as far as the opposition's net.

He was picked up by the Atlanta Flames in 1974 and joined the club for a handful of games the following year. He spent the majority of his time, however, skating for the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL. His second year of professional hockey, like the first, involved picking up a small batch of games with the Flames while continuing to develop his skills with the Oilers.

In 1977-78, Ribble enjoyed one of his most successful campaigns, appearing in 80 NHL games and joining Team Canada in Prague for the world championships. With Ron Greschner and Carol Vadnais unable to perform, Ribble got his shot and came home with a bronze medal.

In 1979, he was traded to Chicago along with a host of other Flames including Tom Lysiak. With the Hawks, Ribble had hardly unpacked his bags when he broke his toe. The following year was even worse as he suffered a broken thumb, two twisted knees, and a broken nose. His wounds had hardly healed by the time the Hawks dispatched him to the Leafs who held him for 13 games before sending him on to the Washington Capitals in 1980.

Ribble lasted with the Caps for a season and a half before rejoining the Flames organization in Calgary for 31 games. He then jumped down to the minors for good
Over the five years that followed, he tended bluelines in Colorado, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City, retiring in 1987.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Windsor Spitfires ON-Jr.A 6 0 1 1 12
1972-73 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 61 11 27 38 110
1973-74 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 70 8 16 24 134
1974-75 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 77 5 17 22 164 6 0 1 1 23
1975-76 Atlanta Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Tulsa Oilers CHL 73 3 22 25 98 9 0 3 3 10
1976-77 Atlanta Flames NHL 23 2 2 4 31 -1 2 0 0 0 6
1976-77 Tulsa Oilers CHL 51 9 20 29 140
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 5 12 17 68 +4 2 0 1 1 2
1977-78 Canada WEC-A 10 0 0 0 15
1978-79 Atlanta Flames NHL 66 5 16 21 69 +18
1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 12 1 3 4 8 +7 4 0 0 0 4
1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 23 1 2 3 14 -8
1979-80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 2 2 8 -9
1979-80 Washington Capitals NHL 19 1 5 6 30 +2
1980-81 Washington Capitals DN-Cup 3 1 1 2 6
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 67 3 15 18 103 -13
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 12 1 2 3 14 -4
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 2 +2
1981-82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 43 1 9 10 44 2 0 0 0 6
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 28 0 1 1 18 -12
1982-83 Colorado Flames CHL 10 1 4 5 8
1983-84 Colorado Flames CHL 53 4 27 31 60 6 0 2 2 4
1984-85 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 24 10 14 24 18 7 0 2 2 4
1984-85 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 54 4 23 27 50
1985-86 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 52 6 21 27 45 2 0 1 1 2
1986-87 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 80 9 19 28 55 17 1 5 6 2
NHL Totals 349 19 60 79 365 8 0 1 1 12


CHL Second All-Star Team (1977, 1984) Traded to Chicago by Atlanta with Tom Lysiak, Harold Phillipoff, Greg Fox and Miles Zaharko for Ivan Boldirev, Phil Russell and Darcy Rota, March 13, 1979. Traded to Toronto by Chicago for Dave Hutchison, January 10, 1980. Traded to Washington by Toronto for Mike Kaszycki, February 16, 1980. Traded to Calgary by Washington with Washington's 2nd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Todd Francis) in 1983 Entry Draft for Randy Holt and Bobby Gould, November 25, 1981.