Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim McCrimmon
Big Jim McCrimmon played for his hometown Ponoka Stampeders before making the jump to major junior hockey with the Medicine Hat Tigers in 1970-71. He played with the club for three seasons and in with others such as Tom Lysiak and Lanny McDonald helped the team advance to the 1973 Memorial Cup in Montreal but were ousted in the semifinals by the Quebec Remparts who in turn were humbled 9-1 in the final by the Toronto Marlboros.

McCrimmon was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in round four of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft, 54th overall. He was also picked by Edmonton in the WHA draft, and with the upstart league dishing out large-salaried contracts, that seemed like the better option for McCrimmon at the time. He played two years with the Oilers. In the meantime, the St. Louis Blues obtained his NHL playing rights from Los Angeles in March, 1975 in exchange for cash. He played just two games for the Blues but was released. That was the extent of his NHL career. McCrimmon returned to the WHA, playing five games with the Calgary Cowboys but he was unable to stick with the team. He played two more years of semi-pro hockey before retiring at the end of the 1977-78 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Ponoka Stampeders AJHL 41 3 12 15 91
1970-71 Ponoka Stampeders AJHL 10 0 3 3 8
1970-71 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 52 1 4 5 89
1971-72 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 53 3 20 23 270
1972-73 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 54 7 30 37 179 17 3 5 8 76
1972-73 Medicine Hat Tigers M-Cup 2 0 0 0 4
1973-74 Edmonton Oilers WHA 75 2 3 5 106
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 34 1 5 6 50
1974-75 Winston-Salem Polar Bears SHL 21 8 13 21 64
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Providence Reds AHL 47 1 9 10 94
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 5 0 0 0 2
1975-76 Baltimore Clippers AHL 9 1 0 1 6
1976-77 Richmond Wildcats SHL 33 6 18 24 58
1976-77 Mohawk Valley Comets NAPro 13 0 5 5 14
1977-78 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 40 9 28 37 68
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles for cash, March 10, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Calgary (WHA) after being released by St. Louis, March, 1975.
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