Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Len Ronson
Len Ronson was born July 8, 1936 in Brantford, Ontario. After spending three years in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior "A" Hockey League, Ronson briefly played for the Chatam Maroons of the Ontario Hockey Association Senior "A" Hockey League before he made his debut in the International Hockey League with Indianapolis-Huntington.

In 1957-58, Ronson was member of the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets where he spent three years and was an IHL Second Team All-Star in 1959 and an IHL First Team All-Star in 1960. After seasons of 57, 97 and 109 points with Fort Wayne, Ronson made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers during the 1960-61 season, playing in 13 games.

Even though he spent some time with the Rangers, Ronson shared his season with the American Hockey League's Buffalo Bisons and the Eastern Professional Hockey League's Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers, where he was an EPHL Second Team All-Star.

Ronson returned to the AHL in 1962-63, this time with the Baltimore Clippers before finishing his season with the EPHL's Sudbury Wolves. During the off season, the Rangers traded Ronson to the Montreal Canadiens and spent the better part of his 1963-64 season with the Omaha Knights of the Central Professional Hockey League, while playing in two games with the AHL's Cleveland Barons.

After spending the 1963-64 season with the AHL's Providence Reds, Ronson was traded by Montreal to Portland of the Western Hockey League, where he spent one season, before being traded to San Diego during the summer of 1966. Ronson played seven years with San Diego (1966-73), and was WHL First Team All-Star in 1968 and again in 1970, while being claimed by Montreal in the 1968 Reverse Draft.

Two months after being claimed by Montreal in the Reverse Draft, Ronson was traded to the Oakland Seals where he played in five games during the 1968-69 season before being dealt back to San Diego. While he spent the majority of the 1971-72 season with San Diego, Ronson was loaned to Fort Worth of the Central Hockey League before returning in 1972-73 to San Diego and his final year of professional hockey.

Len Ronson played in 18 career NHL games, scoring two goals and adding one assist for three career points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1954-55 Galt Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 49 15 21 36 84 4 0 1 1 6
1955-56 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 48 9 8 17 69 6 0 0 0 7
1956-57 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1956-57 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 18 2 2 4 26
1956-57 Indianapolis<196>Huntington IHL 39 7 6 13 31 4 1 0 1 0
1957-58 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 61 26 31 57 13 4 1 2 3 2
1958-59 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 60 39 58 97 38 11 8 6 14 4
1959-60 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 68 62 47 109 53 13 7 10 17 2
1960-61 New York Rangers NHL 13 2 1 3 10
1960-61 Buffalo Bisons AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1960-61 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 32 17 10 27 4 7 2 0 2 14
1961-62 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 61 34 44 78 25 7 3 4 7 22
1962-63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 45 7 15 22 20
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 16 8 17 25 6 8 3 4 7 6
1963-64 Cleveland Barons AHL 2 0 1 1 4 3 1 0 1 0
1963-64 Omaha Knights CPHL 63 29 47 76 45 10 8 8 16 0
1964-65 Providence Reds AHL 71 25 21 46 24
1965-66 Portland Buckaroos WHL 68 18 13 31 6 14 5 2 7 6
1966-67 San Diego Gulls WHL 71 32 35 67 22
1967-68 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 45 35 80 53 7 2 5 7 4
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -3
1968-69 San Diego Gulls WHL 47 24 17 41 34 7 1 5 6 0
1969-70 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 51 37 88 48 6 6 4 10 13
1970-71 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 21 35 56 39 6 2 3 5 2
1971-72 San Diego Gulls WHL 68 21 33 54 37 4 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Fort Worth Wings CHL 4 2 3 5 0
1972-73 San Diego Gulls WHL 44 12 18 30 14 6 3 2 5 0
NHL Totals 18 2 1 3 10


IHL Second All-Star Team (1959)
IHL First All-Star Team (1960)
EPHL Second All-Star Team (1962)
WHL First All-Star Team (1968, 1970)
Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Dave Balon, Leon Rochefort and Gump Worsley for Phil Goyette, Don Marshall and Jacques Plante, June 4, 1963. Traded to Portland (WHL) by Montreal for cash, July, 1965. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by Portland (WHL) for cash, August, 1966. Claimed by Montreal from San Diego (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 13, 1968. Traded to Oakland by Montreal for cash, August, 1968. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by Oakland for cash, November, 1968. Loaned to Fort Worth (CHL) by San Diego (WHL) for cash, December, 1971 and recalled, January, 1972.
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