Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lorne Ferguson
Lorne Ferguson had a long, eventful career, with a few interruptions along the way that saw him suit up for three different NHL clubs. Ferguson, born in Palmerston, Ontario on May 26, 1930, played his junior hockey with the Guelph Biltmores then turned pro with the Tulsa Oilers in 1949.

That season, he went from the Oilers up to the NHL with the Boston Bruins, getting into three games and scoring a goal and an assist. The next season was Ferguson's first full year with the Bruins, and he posted 16 goals and 33 points in 70 games.

In 1951-52, "Fergie's" third year with the B's, he found himself playing just 27 games as a result of his offensive struggles, and by season's end he had eight games in the minors to his credit. Ferguson spent two more full campaigns in the minor leagues with the Hershey Bears before he resurfaced with Boston.

After leading the American Hockey League in goal production in 1953-54, Ferguson rejoined the Bruins in 1954 playing 69 games. That year, he registered his only NHL 20-goal season and also hit a career high with 34 points. In January of the following year, after playing 32 games with the Bruins, Ferguson was sent to the Detroit Red Wings in a two-for-two trade.

Ferguson finished that year with the Wings and spent all of the next campaign with Detroit, but he was on the move again on December 17, 1957. The Red Wings traded Ferguson to the Chicago Black Hawks in a nine-player trade. The 1958-59 season was Lorne Ferguson's only full season as a Chicago Blackhawk, and it was also be his last year in the NHL. Despite being traded to the Montreal Canadiens in the summer of 1960, the rest of Ferguson's career was spent at the minor pro level.

Ferguson spent two years in the American Hockey League, then joined the Kingston Frontenacs of the Eastern Professional Hockey League for two more before retiring in 1962. In 1965, he came out of retirement and joined the Kingston Aces. The following year, he hung up his skates again and took the coaching reigns of the Aces, but by '67-'68 he was on the ice again for Kingston.

He stepped away from the game for another year, but 1969 saw another comeback as Ferguson joined the Bellville Mohawks for nine games in what would prove to be his final season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1947-48 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 35 28 11 39 87
1948-49 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 46 38 24 62 52
1948-49 New York Rovers QSHL 9 6 3 9 7
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 3 1 1 2 0
1949-50 Tulsa Oilers USHL 70 35 35 70 21
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 70 16 17 33 31 6 1 0 1 2
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 27 3 4 7 14
1951-52 Hershey Bears AHL 8 5 1 6 2
1952-53 Hershey Bears AHL 64 25 40 65 56 3 0 2 2 6
1953-54 Hershey Bears AHL 70 45 42 87 34 11 2 3 5 11
1954-55 Boston Bruins NHL 69 20 14 34 24 4 1 0 1 2
1955-56 Boston Bruins NHL 32 7 5 12 18
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 31 8 7 15 12 10 1 2 3 12
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 13 10 23 26 5 1 0 1 6
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 1 3 4 0
1957-58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 38 6 9 15 24
1958-59 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 67 7 10 17 44 6 2 1 3 2
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 13 35 48 54
1960-61 Quebec Aces AHL 13 1 1 2 2
1960-61 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 26 5 17 22 2 4 0 0 0 2
1961-62 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 48 9 15 24 35 2 0 0 0 14
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66 Kingston Aces OHA-Sr. 12 6 4 10 8 5 0 1 1 6
1966-67 Kingston Aces OHA-Sr.
1967-68 Kingston Aces OHA-Sr. 10 8 4 12 2
1968-69
1969-70 Belleville Mohawks OHA-Sr. 9 2 2 4 2
NHL Totals 422 82 80 162 193 31 6 3 9 24


AHL Second All-Star Team (1954) Rights traded to Boston by NY Rangers with Bill Moe and future considerations for Pat Egan, October 7, 1949. Traded to Detroit by Boston with Murray Costello for Real Chevrefils and Jerry Toppazzini, January 17, 1956. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Earl Reibel, Billy Dea and Bill Dineen for Bob Bailey, Nick Mickoski, Jack McIntyre and Hec Lalande, December 17, 1957. Traded to Montreal by Chicago with Glen Skov, Terry Gray, Bob Bailey and the rights to Danny Lewicki for Ab McDonald, Reggie Fleming, Bob Courcy and Cec Hoekstra, June 7, 1960.
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