Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Grahame
Netminder Ron Grahame split his pro career between the WHA and NHL in the 70s and 80s. He was a solid technical player who was best known for his play on the Gordie Howe-led Houston Aeros.

Born in Victoria, BC, Grahame was a standout at the University of Denver where he was named to the WCHA first all-star team in 1973. He was originally signed by the WHA's New York Raiders but was soon traded to the Aeros. He spent most of his first pro season with the Southern League's Macon Whoopees before joining Houston on a regular basis in 1974-75. That year he led the WHA with 33 wins, was named the league's top goalie and was voted on to the first all-star team. He was also voted the MVP of the playoffs when he led the Aeros to the Avco Cup.

Grahame starred for two more years in Houston before he signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins. The steady goalkeeper posted a 26-6-7 mark in 1977-78 when he was thrust into the first string role following an injury to Gerry Cheevers. In October, 1978 he was traded to the LA Kings for a first round draft choice that turned out to be Raymond Bourque. Grahame spent a little over two years behind the Kings' porous blueline then played a few games for the Quebec Nordiques. He played the remainder of the 1980-81 season with the AHL's Binghamton Whalers before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1968-69 Victoria Cougars BCJHL 23 0 3.17
1969-70 University of Denver WCHA 30 19 10 1 1 3.43
1970-71 University of Denver WCHA 17 9 7 1 1 4.12
1971-72 University of Denver WCHA 37 26 11 0 0 3.60
1972-73 University of Denver WCHA 35 27 7 1 2 2.92
1973-74 Macon Whoopees SHL 46 0 4.13
1973-74 Houston Aeros WHA 4 3 0 1 1 1.20
1974-75 Houston Aeros WHA 43 33 10 0 4 3.03 13 12 1 0 3 2.00
1975-76 Houston Aeros WHA 57 39 17 0 3 3.27 14 6 8 0 1 3.97
1976-77 Houston Aeros WHA 39 27 10 2 4 2.74 9 4 5 0 0 3.85
1977-78 Boston Bruins NHL 40 26 6 7 3 2.76 4 2 1 0 2.08
1978-79 Los Angeles Kings NHL 34 11 19 2 0 4.21
1979-80 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 9 11 4 2 4.19
1980-81 Los Angeles Kings NHL 6 3 2 1 0 4.67
1980-81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 8 1 5 1 0 5.47
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 22 0 3.48 5 0 4.57
NHL Totals 114 50 43 15 5 3.79 4 2 1 0 2.07


Father of John
BCJHL First All-Star Team (1969)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1973)
WCHA Player of the Year (1973)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1973)
WHA First All-Star Team (1975)
Ben Hatskin Trophy (Best Goaltender - WHA) (1975, 1977)
Playoff MVP Trophy - WHA (1975)
WHA Second All-Star Team (1976)
Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Houston (WHA) by NY Raiders (WHA) for Ray Larose, June, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 13, 1977. Traded to Los Angeles by Boston for Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Raymond Bourque) in 1979 Entry Draft, October , 1978. Sold to Quebec by Los Angeles for cash, December 12, 1980.