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Ted Hampson
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Born December 11, 1936 (1936-12-11) (age 82)
Togo, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques (WHA)
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Minnesota North Stars
California Golden Seals
Oakland Seals
Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1959–1976

Ted Hampson (born Edward George Hampson on December 11, 1936) was a National Hockey League (NHL) centre during the 1960s and 1970s.

Currently, he is chief scout for the Vancouver Canucks.

Playing CareerEdit

Ted first played major junior A hockey for the Flin Flon Bombers in two games during the 1954 Memorial Cup playoffs and spent four full seasons with the Bombers where was a member of two other Memorial Cup participants in 1956 and 1957.

The New York Rangers had possession of Ted's NHL playing rights, but on September 18, 1959, he was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs. During the 1959-60 season, he played in 41 games with the Leafs, scoring two goals and ten points.

On June 8, 1960, he was claimed back by the New York Rangers during the Intra-League Draft.

After playing in New York for three years in a defensive checking role, Ted was traded to the Oakland Seals along with John Brenneman and Bert Marshall in exchange for Kent Douglas on January 9, 1968.

On February 23, 1971, he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars along with Wayne Muloin in exchange for Tommy Williams and Dick Redmond.

Ted later played in the WHA where he joined the Michigan-Baltimore Stags in 1972-73. He also played three years for the Minnesota Fighting Saints and a year with the Quebec Nordiques. He retired from the NHL in 1976.

From 1978 to 1981, Ted was the general manager and player-coach for the Oklahoma City Stars in the CHL. In his final game (at the age of 45), he was one of the oldest men to ever play professional hockey.

Hampson was the general manager and player-coach for the Oklahoma City Stars of the Central Hockey League from 1978 to 1981; at the age of 45 in his final stint, one of the oldest men ever to play professional hockey.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1954–55Flin Flon BombersSJHL1366124n/a
1955–56Flin Flon BombersSJHL4851621131612912214
1956–57Flin Flon BombersSJHL5548701183710613194
1956–57Brandon RegalsWHL21340----------
1957–58Providence RedsAHL701525402250220
1958–59Vancouver CanucksWHL662741682391450
1959–60Rochester AmericansAHL29618249122462
1959–60Toronto Maple LeafsNHL41281017----------
1960–61New York RangersNHL69614204----------
1961–62New York RangersNHL68424281060110
1962–63Baltimore ClippersAHL22121426431230
1962–63New York RangersNHL464262----------
1963–64Detroit Red WingsNHL70110----------
1963–64Pittsburgh HornetsAHL66153348652240
1964–65Detroit Red WingsNHL10000----------
1964–65Pittsburgh HornetsAHL641539543941232
1965–66Pittsburgh HornetsAHL72202949631010
1966–67Pittsburgh HornetsAHL71452----------
1966–67Detroit Red WingsNHL651335484----------
1967–68Detroit Red WingsNHL379182710----------
1967–68Oakland SealsNHL34819274----------
1968–69Oakland SealsNHL76264975673472
1969–70Oakland SealsNHL761735521341120
1970–71California Golden SealsNHL6010203014----------
1970–71Minnesota North StarsNHL1846104113360
1971–72Minnesota North StarsNHL7851419670110
1972–73Minnesota Fighting SaintsWHA771745622063140
1973–74Minnesota Fighting SaintsWHA771738559114488
1974–75Minnesota Fighting SaintsWHA781736536121780
1975–76Minnesota Fighting SaintsWHA595141914----------
1975–76Quebec NordiquesWHA14410142502210
1978–79Oklahoma City StarsCHL232794----------
1979–80Oklahoma City StarsCHL30110----------
1980–81Oklahoma City StarsCHL600012----------
WHA Totals 3056014320351348142218
NHL Totals 6761082453539435710172

AccoladesEdit

  • SJHL First All-Star Team (1957)
  • SJHL Championship (1957)
  • Memorial Cup Championship (1957)
  • Bill Masterton Trophy Winner (1969)
  • Paul Deneau Trophy Winner (1973)
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1969)
  • Named an "Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
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