Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Vic Ripley
Vic Ripley played his junior hockey for the Calgary Canadiens of the City Junior League from 1922 to 1925. During that time, he established himself as a solid professional prospect on the strength of his deft goal-scoring touch.

He turned pro with the Minneapolis Millers of the CHL in 1925-26. His initial transition to the pro ranks brought on stiffer competition and fewer points on the score sheet. It wasn't until he hooked up with the Kitchener Millionaires of the Can-Pro League that his scoring touch returned to lead him to the league scoring championship in 1927-28.

The Chicago Blackhawks' organization liked what they saw in Ripley, so they secured his rights from Kitchener in the Inter-League Draft of 1928. As an NHLer, however, he would have to play a tighter, two-way game with fewer chances to light up the scoreboard. He did, nonetheless, manage to bulge the twine eleven times during his first campaign.

In all, Ripley remained a Blackhawk for parts of five seasons before he was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1933. From that point on, his career became much more transient. After only a brief tenure in Beantown, he was traded to the New York Rangers who kept him around for the equivalent of one season before sending him on to his final NHL destination with the St. Louis Eagles.

Ripley appeared in 31 games in St. Louis to complete the 1934-35 campaign. He then went to the minors where he skated on behalf of such clubs as the Cleveland Falcons, Spokane Clippers, Seattle Seahawks, and, his final destination, Portland Buckaroos, where he retired in 1940-41.

Vic Ripley played his junior hockey for the Calgary Canadiens of the City Junior League from 1922 to 1925. During that time, he established himself as a solid professional prospect on the strength of his deft goal-scoring touch.

He turned pro with the Minneapolis Millers of the CHL in 1925-26. His initial transition to the pro ranks brought on stiffer competition and fewer points on the score sheet. It wasn't until he hooked up with the Kitchener Millionaires of the Can-Pro League that his scoring touch returned to lead him to the league scoring championship in 1927-28.

The Chicago Blackhawks' organization liked what they saw in Ripley, so they secured his rights from Kitchener in the Inter-League Draft of 1928. As an NHLer, however, he would have to play a tighter, two-way game with fewer chances to light up the scoreboard. He did, nonetheless, manage to bulge the twine eleven times during his first campaign.

In all, Ripley remained a Blackhawk for parts of five seasons before he was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1933. From that point on, his career became much more transient. After only a brief tenure in Beantown, he was traded to the New York Rangers who kept him around for the equivalent of one season before sending him on to his final NHL destination with the St. Louis Eagles.

Ripley appeared in 31 games in St. Louis to complete the 1934-35 campaign. He then went to the minors where he skated on behalf of such clubs as the Cleveland Falcons, Spokane Clippers, Seattle Seahawks, and, his final destination, Vic Ripley played his junior hockey for the Calgary Canadiens of the City Junior League from 1922 to 1925. During that time, he established himself as a solid professional prospect on the strength of his deft goal-scoring touch.

He turned pro with the Minneapolis Millers of the CHL in 1925-26. His initial transition to the pro ranks brought on stiffer competition and fewer points on the score sheet. It wasn't until he hooked up with the Kitchener Millionaires of the Can-Pro League that his scoring touch returned to lead him to the league scoring championship in 1927-28.

The Chicago Blackhawks' organization liked what they saw in Ripley, so they secured his rights from Kitchener in the Inter-League Draft of 1928. As an NHLer, however, he would have to play a tighter, two-way game with fewer chances to light up the scoreboard. He did, nonetheless, manage to bulge the twine eleven times during his first campaign.

In all, Ripley remained a Blackhawk for parts of five seasons before he was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1933. From that point on, his career became much more transient. After only a brief tenure in Beantown, he was traded to the New York Rangers who kept him around for the equivalent of one season before sending him on to his final NHL destination with the St. Louis Eagles.

Ripley appeared in 31 games in St. Louis to complete the 1934-35 campaign. He then went to the minors where he skated on behalf of such clubs as the Cleveland Falcons, Spokane Clippers, Seattle Seahawks, and, his final destination, Portland Buckaroos, where he retired in 1940-41.

Portland Buckaroos, where he retired in 1940-41.

Vic Ripley played his junior hockey for the Calgary Canadiens of the City Junior League from 1922 to 1925. During that time, he established himself as a solid professional prospect on the strength of his deft goal-scoring touch.

He turned pro with the Minneapolis Millers of the CHL in 1925-26. His initial transition to the pro ranks brought on stiffer competition and fewer points on the score sheet. It wasn't until he hooked up with the Kitchener Millionaires of the Can-Pro League that his scoring touch returned to lead him to the league scoring championship in 1927-28.

The Chicago Blackhawks' organization liked what they saw in Ripley, so they secured his rights from Kitchener in the Inter-League Draft of 1928. As an NHLer, however, he would have to play a tighter, two-way game with fewer chances to light up the scoreboard. He did, nonetheless, manage to bulge the twine eleven times during his first campaign.

In all, Ripley remained a Blackhawk for parts of five seasons before he was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1933. From that point on, his career became much more transient. After only a brief tenure in Beantown, he was traded to the New York Rangers who kept him around for the equivalent of one season before sending him on to his final NHL destination with the St. Louis Eagles.

Ripley appeared in 31 games in St. Louis to complete the 1934-35 campaign. He then went to the minors where he skated on behalf of such clubs as the Cleveland Falcons, Spokane Clippers, Seattle Seahawks, and, his final destination, Portland Buckaroos, where he retired in 1940-41.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1922-23 Calgary Canadians CCJHL 13 15 8 23
1922-23 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 4 3 0 3 4
1923-24 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1923-24 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 7 10 9 19 6
1924-25 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1924-25 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 2 4 0 4 2
1925-26 Minneapolis Millers CHL 35 6 2 8 16 3 1 0 1 2
1926-27 Minneapolis Millers AHA 34 7 1 8 30 6 0 0 0 2
1927-28 Kitchener Millionaires Can-Pro 39 26 14 40 69 5 1 1 2 12
1928-29 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 34 11 2 13 31
1929-30 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 40 8 8 16 33 2 0 0 0 2
1930-31 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 37 8 4 12 9 9 2 1 3 4
1931-32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 46 12 6 18 47 2 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 15 2 4 6 6
1932-33 Boston Bruins NHL 23 2 5 7 21 5 1 0 1 0
1933-34 Boston Bruins NHL 14 2 1 3 6
1933-34 New York Rangers NHL 34 5 12 17 10 2 1 0 1 4
1934-35 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 2 2 0
1934-35 St. Louis Eagles NHL 31 1 5 6 10
1935-36 Cleveland Falcons IHL 48 14 32 46 51 2 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 13 0 2 2 6
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 13 0 1 1 4
1937-38 Spokane Clippers PCHL 42 19 16 35 19
1938-39 Spokane Clippers PCHL 44 20 22 42 22
1939-40 Seattle Seahawks PCHL 36 11 15 26 24
1940-41 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 47 11 20 31 37
1941-42
1942-43
1943-44 Portland Oilers NNDHL 15 13 8 21 10
1943-44 Portland Oilers NNDHL 1 1 1 2 4 4 1 1 2 4
NHL Totals 278 51 49 100 173 20 4 1 5 10


Signed as a free agent by Minneapolis (CHL), November 15, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Minneapolis (AHA), November 1, 1926. Traded to Calgary (PrHL) by Minneapolis (AHA) for cash, June, 1927. Traded to Kitchener (Can-Pro) by Calgary (PrHL) for cash, October 16, 1927. Claimed by Chicago from Kitchener (Can-Pro) in Inter-League Draft, May 14, 1928. Traded to Boston by Chicago for Billy Burch, January 17, 1933. Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Roy Burmeister for Babe Siebert, December 18, 1933. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers for cash, November 29, 1934. Signed as a free agent by New Haven (IAHL) after release by Cleveland (IAHL), January 19, 1937.