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Ted Hampson
Born December 11, 1936 (1936-12-11) (age 84)
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 Career[]

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 Statistics[]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1954–55 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 13 6 6 12 4 n/a
1955–56 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 48 51 62 113 16 12 9 12 21 4
1956–57 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 55 48 70 118 37 10 6 13 19 4
1956–57 Brandon Regals WHL 2 1 3 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
1957–58 Providence Reds AHL 70 15 25 40 22 5 0 2 2 0
1958–59 Vancouver Canucks WHL 66 27 41 68 23 9 1 4 5 0
1959–60 Rochester Americans AHL 29 6 18 24 9 12 2 4 6 2
1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 2 8 10 17 -- -- -- -- --
1960–61 New York Rangers NHL 69 6 14 20 4 -- -- -- -- --
1961–62 New York Rangers NHL 68 4 24 28 10 6 0 1 1 0
1962–63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 22 12 14 26 4 3 1 2 3 0
1962–63 New York Rangers NHL 46 4 2 6 2 -- -- -- -- --
1963–64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1963–64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 66 15 33 48 6 5 2 2 4 0
1964–65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1964–65 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 64 15 39 54 39 4 1 2 3 2
1965–66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 72 20 29 49 6 3 1 0 1 0
1966–67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 7 1 4 5 2 -- -- -- -- --
1966–67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 13 35 48 4 -- -- -- -- --
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 9 18 27 10 -- -- -- -- --
1967–68 Oakland Seals NHL 34 8 19 27 4 -- -- -- -- --
1968–69 Oakland Seals NHL 76 26 49 75 6 7 3 4 7 2
1969–70 Oakland Seals NHL 76 17 35 52 13 4 1 1 2 0
1970–71 California Golden Seals NHL 60 10 20 30 14 -- -- -- -- --
1970–71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 18 4 6 10 4 11 3 3 6 0
1971–72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 5 14 19 6 7 0 1 1 0
1972–73 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 77 17 45 62 20 6 3 1 4 0
1973–74 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 77 17 38 55 9 11 4 4 8 8
1974–75 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 78 17 36 53 6 12 1 7 8 0
1975–76 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 59 5 14 19 14 -- -- -- -- --
1975–76 Quebec Nordiques WHA 14 4 10 14 2 5 0 2 2 10
1978–79 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 23 2 7 9 4 -- -- -- -- --
1979–80 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 3 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1980–81 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 6 0 0 0 12 -- -- -- -- --
WHA Totals 305 60 143 203 51 34 8 14 22 18
NHL Totals 676 108 245 353 94 35 7 10 17 2

Accolades[]

  • 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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