Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Richard Kromm
A talented playmaking centre, Richard Kromm played 372 NHL games with Calgary and the New York Islanders in the 1980s and '90s. The son of former player and coach Bobby Kromm, he switched from an offensive to checking role to prolong his career in the league.

Born in Trail, British Columbia, Kromm moved to Ontario and played a year with the junior B Windsor Royals. He returned West in 1981 with the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks. Kromm scored 54 points in his first major junior season and was drafted 37th overall by the Calgary Flames in 1982. After attending his first big league training camp, the young forward was returned to junior where he recorded 103 points in the regular season then 20 points in 14 playoff games when the club won the Memorial Cup.

Kromm started the 1983-84 season in junior and then joined Flames, scoring 23 points in 53 games as a rookie. He produced 20 goals the next year but soon fell out of favour and was traded with Steve Konroyd to the New York Islanders for John Tonelli. Kromm was a solid defensive centre for the Isles for two years before he was sent down to the Springfield Indians of the AHL in 1988-89. In 1989-90 he played 40 games for Leksands in Sweden then returned to the Islanders organization. Kromm spent most of the 1990-93 period with Capital District of the AHL before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Windsor Royals ON-Jr.B 39 22 31 53 40
1981-82 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 60 16 38 54 30 14 0 3 3 17
1981-82 Portland Winter Hawks M-Cup 4 4 1 5 12
1982-83 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 35 68 103 64 14 7 13 20 12
1982-83 Portland Winter Hawks M-Cup 4 2 5 7 2
1983-84 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 10 10 4 14 13
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 53 11 12 23 27 +14 11 1 1 2 9
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 73 20 32 52 32 +19 3 0 1 1 4
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 63 12 17 29 31 +9
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 14 7 7 14 4 +8 3 0 1 1 0
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 70 12 17 29 20 +2 14 1 3 4 4
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 71 5 10 15 20 +2 5 0 0 0 5
1988-89 New York Islanders NHL 20 1 6 7 4 -3
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 48 21 26 47 15
1989-90 Leksands IF Sweden 40 8 16 24 28 3 3 1 4 0
1989-90 Springfield Indians AHL 9 3 4 7 4 16 1 5 6 4
1990-91 New York Islanders NHL 6 1 0 1 0 -2
1990-91 Capital District Islanders AHL 76 19 36 55 18
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Capital District Islanders AHL 76 16 39 55 36 7 2 3 5 6
1992-93 New York Islanders NHL 1 1 2 3 0 +3
1992-93 Capital District Islanders AHL 79 20 34 54 28 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 372 70 103 173 138 36 2 6 8 22


Traded to NY Islanders by Calgary with Steve Konroyd for John Tonelli, March 11, 1986.
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