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Ray Allison
Born March 4, 1959 (1959-03-04) (age 62)
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Played for Hartford Whalers
Philadelphia Flyers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1979
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1979–1990

Ray Allison (born Raymond Peter Allison on March 4, 1959) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Hartford Whalers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing Career[]

After having a phenomenal junior career, Ray became the first ever draft pick in the history of the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes franchise. He was expected to be a franchise player, but he failed to impress during his rookie season.

On July 3, 1981, Ray was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers along with Fred Arthur and Hartford's first-round (Ron Sutter) and third-round (Miroslav Dvorak choices in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Rick MacLeish, Blake Wesley, Don Gillen and Philadelphia's first (Paul Lawless), second (Mark Paterson and third (Kevin Dineen) round choices in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.

While in Philadelphia, he developed into a scoring forward and on November 7, 1982, Ray (along with Brian Propp and Bill Barber) set a club record for the fastest three goals, scoring in 35 seconds against the Quebec Nordiques.

However, during the 1982-83 season, Ray sustained a broken ankle and he never regained a regular spot on the Flyers roster. He played his last few seasons in the AHL and Swiss leagues before retiring in 1990.

Career Statistics[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1974-75 Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 Brandon Travellers MJHL 30 10 9 19 49 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 36 9 17 26 50 5 2 1 3 0
1975-76 Brandon Travellers MJHL 31 22 21 43 158
1976-77 Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 71 45 92 137 198 14 9 11 20 37
1977-78 Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 71 74 86 160 254 8 7 8 15 35
1978-79 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 62 60 93 153 191 22 18 19 37 28
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 13 6 9 15 18 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 64 16 12 28 13 -3 2 0 1 1 0
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 74 31 39 70 81 2 0 1 1 0
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 6 1 0 1 0 -1 -- -- -- -- --
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 26 15 13 28 75 -- -- -- -- --
1981-82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 51 17 37 54 104 13 3 2 0 2 2
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 21 30 51 57 30 3 0 1 1 12
1983-84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 37 8 13 21 47 11 3 0 1 1 4
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 49 17 22 39 61 -- -- -- -- --
1984-85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 11 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 77 32 46 78 131 18 4 6 10 28
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 78 29 55 84 57 5 3 1 4 12
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2 -- -- -- -- --
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL -- -- -- -- -- -- 9 2 9 11 17
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 15 6 11 17 18 12 4 7 11 6
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 70 25 30 55 66 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 238 64 93 157 223 12 2 3 5 20

Accolades[]

  • WHL First All-Star Team (1979)
  • Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1979)
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