Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Vipond
Pete Vipond played his Junior hockey in his hometown of Oshawa, Ontario before being drafted by the Oakland Seals in the 1969 Amateur Draft. His first two seasons as a professional was spent with the Nelson Maple Leafs where he made an immediate impression by stepping in and becoming an offensive leader by posting 64 and 66 point seasons. In 1971-72 he rose another rung on the ladder by joining the Seals International Hockey League club in Columbus and he continued to impress by scoring 23 goals and finishing second on the team in scoring. The following year he was summoned from the minors for a brief look by the big team.

The Seals, now re-christened the California Golden Seals, penciled Vipond into their lineup for three matches during the 1972-73 season. The skilled left-winger was unable to demonstrate his offensive skills in what would prove to be his only NHL appearances.

After spending the 1973-74 campaign with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League Vipond chose to end his professional career so he could play closer to home. Starting in 1974 he played Senior hockey with the Whitby Warriors. After four years with the club, primarily as their offensive leader, Vipond hung up his skates for good in 1978.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Whitby Warriors OHA-B
1967-68 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 32 6 10 16 6
1968-69 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 54 21 39 60 45
1969-70 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 48 28 36 64 36 8 1 5 6 10
1969-70 Spokane Jets Al-Cup 13 1 10 11 9
1970-71 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 48 21 45 66 28
1971-72 Columbus Seals IHL 66 23 39 62 24
1972-73 California Golden Seals NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 66 33 24 57 17 9 1 3 4 2
1973-74 Tulsa Oilers CHL 60 20 22 42 30
1974-75 Whitby Warriors OHA-Sr. 37 19 18 37 9
1975-76 Whitby Warriors OHA-Sr. 44 25 35 60 18
1976-77 Whitby Warriors OHA-Sr. 34 22 26 48 21
1977-78 Whitby Warriors OHA-Sr. 36 9 19 28 10
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 0


Loaned to Spokane (WIHL) by Nelson (WIHL) for Allan Cup playoffs, April, 1970.