Ralph Backstrom
Ralph Backstrom
- Center
NUMBER: 14
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
WEIGHT: 165
Shoots: Left
BIRTHDATE: 09/18/1937
BIRTHPLACE: Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
AWARDS: Calder Memorial Trophy (1)

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
REGULAR SEASON
1032 278 361 639 -13 386 16 4 21
PLAYOFFS
116 27 32 59 68 1 1 3
Calder Memorial Trophy (1959) Paul Deneau Trophy (WHA Most Gentlemanly Player) (1974) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1967) Hull-Ottawa played partial schedule against OHA-Jr. teams that counted for opposition only. Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal for Gord Labossiere and Ray Fortin, January 26, 1971. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Chicago by Los Angeles for Dan Maloney, February 26, 1973. WHA rights traded to Los Angeles (WHA) by New England (WHA) for cash, June, 1973. Traded to Chicago (WHA) by Los Angeles (WHA) for cash, July, 1973. Selected by Denver (WHA) from Chicago (WHA) in WHA Expansion Draft, May, 1975. Traded to New England (WHA) by Denver-Ottawa (WHA) with Don Borgeson for cash, January 20, 1976.