Ron Stackhouse
Born August 26, 1949 (1949-08-26) (age 70)
Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Played for AHL
Providence Reds
California Golden Seals
Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1969
Oakland Seals
Playing career 1969–1982

Ron Stackhouse (born Ronald Lorne Stackhouse on August 26, 1949) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman.

Playing CareerEdit

Ron started his career playing with the Peterborough Petes under Roger Neilson in the OHA. Stackhouse was drafted 18th overall by the Oakland Seals in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft.

He lasted only a few seasons with the Seals before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1971.

His career did not pick up until he joined the Pittsburgh Penguins early in 1974. Ron tied an NHL record the next season with 6 assists in a game by a defenceman, and riled off seasons of 60 and 71 points.

Ron played with the Penguins until 1982 when he retired from hockey and returned to live in Haliburton where he taught at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • Named to the OHA Second All-Star Team (1969)
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game (1980)


  • Tied NHL record with 4 assists in one period (March 1975)
  • Tied NHL record with 6 assists by a defenceman in one game (March 1975)
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