Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Art Stratton
Forward Art Stratton played briefly for five different NHL clubs in the 50s and 60s. He was a dangerous playmaker who attained much success in the minors.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Stratton played junior with the local Barons of the MJHL. In 1957-58 he was a solid rookie pro with 23 goals for the WHL's Winnipeg Warriors. Following the season he was named the Prairie Division's top rookie. In 1959-60 he played 18 games for the New York Rangers before he was demoted to the minors. Stratton's best year during this period came in 1962-63 when he led the AHL in assists, helped the Buffalo Bisons win the Calder Cup and was named to the league's first all-star team.

During the early 60s Stratton played a few games for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks. He also dominated the AHL and continually led the league in assists. In 1965 he also won his first Les Cunningham award as AHL MVP. In June 1967 Stratton was picked by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Expansion Draft and scored 16 goals in 58 games before he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. During his last eight years as a pro he excelled in the WHL and AHL before retiring in 1976. His best year was 1974 when he led the AHL with 71 assists and won his second Les Cunningham Award.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1953-54 Winnipeg Barons MJHL 36 17 28 45 39 6 0 5 5 0
1954-55 Winnipeg Barons MJHL 32 50 26 76 39 5 3 3 6 0
1954-55 Warroad Lakers OMSHL
1955-56 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 48 37 42 79 49 6 1 3 4 17
1955-56 Cleveland Barons AHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2
1956-57 North Bay Trappers NOHA 60 29 34 63 23 13 5 8 13 12
1957-58 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 70 23 53 76 12 7 4 1 5 4
1958-59 Cleveland Barons AHL 62 29 47 76 40 7 1 3 4 2
1959-60 New York Rangers NHL 18 2 5 7 2
1959-60 Springfield Indians AHL 46 12 44 56 29
1960-61 Springfield Indians AHL 48 16 41 57 16
1960-61 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 16 7 5 12 4 7 0 2 2 0
1961-62 Buffalo Bisons AHL 63 15 24 39 52 6 1 3 4 2
1962-63 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 20 70 90 18 13 4 15 19 2
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 3 3 2
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 66 17 65 82 29 5 0 2 2 4
1964-65 Buffalo Bisons AHL 71 25 84 109 32 9 1 5 6 4
1965-66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1965-66 St. Louis Braves CPHL 66 28 66 94 14 5 0 1 1 2
1966-67 St. Louis Braves CPHL 67 34 56 90 46
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 16 21 37 16 -6
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 0 4 4 4 -4 5 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Seattle Totems WHL 66 15 44 59 58 4 0 0 0 4
1969-70 Seattle Totems WHL 59 24 55 79 22
1970-71 Seattle Totems WHL 71 17 31 48 40
1971-72 Seattle Totems WHL 11 1 6 7 6
1971-72 Tidewater Red Wings AHL 61 15 41 56 54
1972-73 Virginia Wings AHL 76 30 50 80 32 12 4 4 8 0
1973-74 Rochester Americans AHL 76 24 71 95 118 6 2 6 8 4
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 29 8 18 26 10 7 1 2 3 10
1975-76 Hampton Gulls SHL 70 14 64 78 112 9 2 3 5 2
NHL Totals 95 18 33 51 24 5 0 0 0 0


NOHA Rookie of the Year (1957)
Rookie of the Year Award - WHL Prairie Division (1958)
AHL First All-Star Team (1963, 1964, 1965)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1965, 1974)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1965)
CPHL First All-Star Team (1966, 1967)
Scoring Leader - CPHL (1966, 1967)
Most Valuable Player - CPHL (1966, 1967)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1974)
SHL Second All-Star Team (1976)
SHL MVP (1976)
Traded to NY Rangers by Cleveland (AHL) for Aldo Guidolin and Ed Hoekstra with NY Rangers holding right of recall, June, 1959. Traded to Chicago (Buffalo-AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September, 1961. Claimed by Detroit from Chicago (Buffalo-AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1963. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Ian Cushenan and John Miszuk for Ron Murphy and Aut Erickson, June 9, 1964. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh for Wayne Hicks, February 27, 1968. Traded to Seattle (WHL) by Philadelphia with John Hanna to complete transaction that sent Earl Heiskala to Philadelphia (May 19, 1968), June, 1968. Traded to Detroit by Seattle (WHL) for Bob Sneddon, November, 1971. Claimed by Rochester (AHL) from Detroit in Reverse Draft, June, 1973.