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.