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Raymond Richard Chartraw (born July 13, 1954 in Caracas, Venezuela) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played 420 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1974 and 1984. Selected tenth overall in the 1974 NHL Entry Draft, he was the first American drafted in the first round.

Rick Chartraw
Born (1954-07-13) July 13, 1954 (age 64)
Caracas, VEN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense/Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1974
Montreal Canadiens
WHA Draft 35th overall, 1974
San Diego Mariners
Playing career 1974–1993

Chartraw was born in Caracas, Venezuela while his American father was employed there as an engineer.[1] The family moved back to the United States when Rick was three, and he grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. He learned to play hockey there (he was also a promising golfer) before moving to Canada as a teenager to play junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers.

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Hockey careerEdit

Rick started his National Hockey League career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1975. He spent seven years in Montreal before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, and later played for the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers. He won four Stanley Cups with the Habs (1976 to 1979) and one with the Oilers (1984). He only played 24 games, and 1 playoff game in 1984 for Edmonton, so he did not qualify for engravement on the Stanley Cup. He also played for Team USA in the 1976 Canada Cup.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 58 6 19 25 112
1972–73 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 59 10 22 32 101
1973–74 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 70 17 44 61 150
1974–75 Montréal Canadiens NHL 12 0 0 0 6
1974–75 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 58 7 20 27 148 6 1 2 3 4
1975–76 Montréal Canadiens NHL 16 1 3 4 25 2 0 0 0 0
1975–76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 33 12 24 36 49
1976–77 Montréal Canadiens NHL 43 3 4 7 59 13 2 1 3 17
1977–78 Montréal Canadiens NHL 68 4 12 16 64 10 1 0 1 10
1978–79 Montréal Canadiens NHL 62 5 11 16 29 16 2 1 3 24
1979–80 Montréal Canadiens NHL 66 5 7 12 35 10 2 2 4 0
1980–81 Montréal Canadiens NHL 14 0 0 0 4
1980–81 Los Angeles Kings NHL 21 1 6 7 28 4 0 1 1 4
1981–82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 33 2 8 10 56 10 0 2 2 17
1981–82 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 33 3 9 12 39
1982–83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 3 5 8 31
1982–83 New York Rangers NHL 26 2 2 4 37 9 0 2 2 6
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 24 2 6 8 21 1 0 0 0 2
1983–84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 28 1 4 5 25
1992–93 Los Angeles Jets SoCal-Sr. 4 2 2 4 6
NHL totals 420 28 64 92 399 75 7 9 16 80
AHL totals 124 22 53 75 236 6 1 2 3 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1976 United States CC 5 0 0 0 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Proteau, Adam (14 September 2011). "NHLers with bizarre birthplaces | The Hockey News". The Hockey News. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

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