Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dick Redmond
Dick Redmond could no more avoid hockey than he could the snow that frequently fell on his native Kirkland Lake. The place was full of hockey tradition, having been home to NHLers like the Plager brothers, the Hillmans, Ralph Backstrom, and Dick Duff.

The tradition was strong in Redmond's own household as well. His father, Eddie, was a minor-league defenseman who skated with Jean Beliveau in Quebec and for Wren Blair in Whitby. Redman's father built two wooden nets that became the centre of focus in a big way for both Dick and his brother, future NHL scoring ace, Mickey.

Dick eventually climbed the ranks to the Peterborough Petes and St. Catharines Blackhawks of the OHA where he was named a First-Team All-Star in 1969. He was then drafted 6th overall by the Minnesota North Stars that same year but never really caught on with the club. He bounced around for a while in the minors and then surfaced for the main events of his NHL career with the California Golden Seals in 1971.

From that point forward, Redmond established himself as an all-around defenseman who wielded a heavy, accurate shot from the point and could headman the puck to good effect. Such skills kept him in good stead for many years to come as he moved east to Chicago for four-plus seasons.

He then made several hops across the league in 1977-78 with St. Louis and Atlanta before settling into his final NHL gig with the Boston Bruins where he lasted until 1981. Redmond rounded out his pro career with a 31-game showing with the Erie Blades of the AHL in 1982.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 40 2 7 9 77 6 0 2 2 2
1967-68 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 52 7 28 35 84 5 3 0 3 2
1968-69 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 6 2 2 4 44
1968-69 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 44 31 43 74 136 18 11 17 28 35
1969-70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 7 0 1 1 4 -1
1969-70 Iowa Stars CHL 56 7 23 30 65 11 2 8 10 26
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 9 0 2 2 16 -2
1970-71 Cleveland Barons AHL 49 6 13 19 69
1970-71 California Seals NHL 11 2 4 6 12 -6
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 74 10 35 45 76 -10
1972-73 California Golden Seals NHL 24 3 13 16 22 -15
1972-73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 52 9 19 28 4 +2 13 4 2 6 2
1973-74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 17 42 59 69 +26 11 1 7 8 8
1974-75 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 14 43 57 90 +6 8 2 3 5 0
1975-76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 53 9 27 36 25 +1 4 0 2 2 4
1976-77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 22 25 47 30 -40 2 0 1 1 0
1977-78 St. Louis Blues NHL 28 4 11 15 16 -14
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 42 7 11 18 16 +12 2 1 0 1 0
1978-79 Boston Bruins NHL 64 7 26 33 21 0 11 1 3 4 2
1979-80 Boston Bruins NHL 76 14 33 47 39 +37 10 0 3 3 9
1980-81 Boston Bruins NHL 78 15 20 35 60 +4 3 0 1 1 2
1981-82 Boston Bruins NHL 17 0 0 0 4 -7 2 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Erie Blades AHL 31 8 12 20 14
NHL Totals 771 133 312 445 504 66 9 22 31 27


Brother of Mickey
OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1969)
Traded to California by Minnesota with Tommy Williams for Ted Hampson and Wayne Muloin, February 23, 1971. Traded to Chicago by California with the rights to Bobby Sheehan for Darryl Maggs, December 5, 1972. Traded to St. Louis by Chicago for Pierre Plante, August 9, 1977. Traded to Atlanta by St. Louis with Yves Belanger, Bob MacMillan and St. Louis' 2nd round pick (Mike Perovich) in 1979 NHL Draft for Phil Myre, Curt Bennett and Barry Gibbs, December 12, 1977. Traded to Boston by Atlanta for Gregg Sheppard, September 6, 1978.
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