Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Ritchie
Dave Ritchie launched his career in hockey long before any multi-tiered junior leagues had been organized. As such, his name first appears on the stats sheet when he joined the Quebec Bulldogs of the NHA in 1914-1915. Over his three seasons with the club, he steadily improved his scoring output to the point that in his final season, he netted 27 points in 19 games.

In 1917-18, he joined the Montreal Wanderers of the NHL. The move marked the beginning of a four-year run with the league that saw him sport a number of different sweaters. He appeared in only four matches as a Wanderer before joining the Ottawa Senators to complete the season. His first campaign was offensively auspicious as he corralled 17 points in 17 games.

From 1918 to 1921, Ritchie put in short stints with the Toronto Arenas, Quebec Bulldogs (then of the NHL), and Montreal Canadiens. He then retired as a player for three seasons to work as a referee.

It wasn't until 1924 that he rejoined the Habs for a handful of games spread over the two seasons that followed. He then retired from hockey in 1925-26.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1909-10 Montreal Westmount SLVHL
1910-11 Grand'Mere HC IPAHU
1911-12 Grand'Mere HC IPAHU 8 13 0 13 2 5 0 5
1912-13 Grand'Mere HC IPAHU 5 3 0 3 4 4 0 4 0
1912-13 Grand'Mere AAA Al-Cup 2 1 0 1 0
1913-14 Grand'Mere HC IPAHU
1914-15 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 14 2 1 3 0
1915-16 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 23 9 4 13 38
1916-17 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 19 17 10 27 20
1917-18 Montreal Wanderers NHL 4 5 2 7 3
1917-18 Ottawa Senators NHL 14 4 1 5 18
1918-19 Toronto Arenas NHL 4 0 0 0 9
1919-20 Quebec Bulldogs NHL 23 6 3 9 18 0
1920-21 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 2
1921-22
1922-23
1923-24
1924-25 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1925-26 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 58 15 6 21 50 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Quebec (NHA), December 1, 1914. Claimed by Mtl. Wanderers from Quebec in Dispersal Draft, November 26, 1917. Claimed by Ottawa from Mtl. Wanderers in Dispersal Draft, January 4, 1918. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 17, 1919. Transferred to Quebec by Toronto when Quebec franchise returned to NHL, November 25, 1919. Transferred to Hamilton after Quebec franchise relocated, November 2, 1920. Traded to Montreal by Hamilton with Harry Mummery and Jack McDonald for Goldie Prodgers, Joe Matte, Jack Coughlin and loan of Billy Coutu for 1920-21 season, November 27, 1920. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, January 28, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, January 13, 1926.
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