Ron Huston

Ronald Earle Huston (born April 8, 1945 in Manitou, Manitoba) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey forward who played 79 games in the National Hockey League for the California Golden Seals. He would also play 159 games in the World Hockey Association for the Phoenix Roadrunners. Huston returned to the Western International Hockey League for the start of the 1977-78 season as a member of the Spokane Flyers and led the league in scoring with 119 points. He followed the Spokane Flyers to the Pacific Hockey League the following season. When the Pacific Hockey League folded at the end of the 1978-79 season, he once again returned to the WIHL for the 1979-80 season, this time as a player-coach of the Cranbrook Royals, a team where he started his playing career after he completed his time in junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He would continue his role as a player-coach when he moved on to the Elk Valley Blazers of the WIHL from the 1980-81 to the 1982-83 seasons.

Ron Huston
Born (1945-04-08) April 8, 1945 (age 75)
Manitou, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for California Seals
National team  Canada
Playing career 1965–1984

After his retirement as a player, Huston worked as an electrician, a trade that he started when he was a member of the Cranbrook Royals in the latter half of the 1960s.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1962–63 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 20 5 9 14 4 2 0 0 0 0
1963–64 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 30 20 30 50 15 9 3 5 8 0
1964–65 Brandon Wheat Kings SJHL 52 18 21 39 20 8 5 1 6 2
1965–66 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 49 39 42 81 4
1966–67 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 39 23 36 59 12
1966–67 Jersey Devils EHL-Sr. 4 1 0 1 0
1967–68 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 44 38 43 81 4
1965–66 Portland Buckaroos WHL-Sr. 3 0 0 0 0
1968–69 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 47 45 43 88 4
1969–70 Seattle Totems WHL-Sr. 5 0 2 2 0
1969–70 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 47 36 53 89 10 5 5 2 7 2
1970–71 Calgary Stampeders ASHL 40 23 19 42 2
1971–72 Spokane Jets WIHL 49 39 47 86 30 12 5 10 15 0
1972–73 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL-Sr. 72 42 42 84 21 9 6 7 13 2
1973–74 California Golden Seals NHL 23 3 10 13 0
1973–74 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL-Sr. 50 20 32 52 4 5 0 2 2 2
1974–75 California Golden Seals NHL 56 12 21 33 8
1975–76 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 79 22 44 66 4 5 1 1 2 0
1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 80 20 39 59 10
1977–78 Spokane Flyers WIHL 56 33 86 119 10 5 7 12 2
1978–79 Spokane Flyers PHL 49 19 35 54 8
1979–80 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 47 13 32 45 10
1980–81 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 36 14 23 37 0
1981–82 Cranbrook Royals WIHL
1982–83 Elk Valley Blazers WIHL 32 32 64
1983–84 Elk Valley Blazers WIHL
NHL totals 79 15 31 46 8
WHA totals 159 42 83 125 14 5 1 1 2 0
WIHL totals 414 312 437 749 74 27 15 19 34 4

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