Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Walt Ledingham
Left-winger Walt Ledingham played a few games for the Chicago Black Hawks and New York Islanders in the early 70s. He was a fine playmaker and goal scorer whose talent was more evident in college and the minors.

The native of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, played junior hockey with the local Red Wings of the WCJHL. He was selected 56th overall by Chicago in 1970 after his sophomore year at the University of Minnesota. Ledingham was named an NCAA west first team all-American twice and placed on the WCHA first and second all-star teams once each. After totaling 50 goals over his last two years at college, Ledingham turned pro in 1972-73. He played nine games for Chicago but spent most of his first two pro seasons with the Dallas Black Hawks of the CHL.

Chicago was deep at left-wing with the likes of Dennis Hull, Jerry Korab, Dick Redmond and versatile J.P. Bordeleau. In May 1974 he was traded to the New York Islanders for Germain Gagnon but was only used sparingly by his new club. Ledingham retired in 1977 after scoring 29 goals for the AHL's Rhode Island Reds and being named to the league's first all-star team.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 3 0 0 0 2
1967-68 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 60 22 28 50 30
1968-69 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA
1969-70 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 27 16 11 27 4
1970-71 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 33 26 28 54 38
1971-72 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 35 24 29 53 18
1972-73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 9 0 1 1 4 0
1972-73 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 62 22 31 53 55 7 4 3 7 4
1973-74 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 59 13 22 35 17 10 5 6 11 4
1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -3
1974-75 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 76 30 36 66 44 16 4 10 14 4
1975-76 Fort Worth Texans CHL 55 13 19 32 20
1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 73 29 57 86 20
NHL Totals 15 0 2 2 4


WCHA First All-Star Team (1971)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1971, 1972)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1972)
AHL First All-Star Team (1977)
Traded to NY Islanders by Chicago to complete transaction that sent Germain Gagnon to Chicago (March 7, 1974), May 24, 1974.
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