At least 1 NHL Game
November 10, 1982 Chicago Blackhawks vs Montreal Canadiens. 6-3 win.
Early November, 1982 the Chicago Blackhawks recalled Jim Ralph from the Colorado Flames. Tony Esposito was suffering from a groin injury and coach Orval Tessier decided to give him some rest. Jim Ralph dressed as backup goalie to Murray Bannerman in at least one NHL game.
Jim Ralph had a solid junior career with the Ottawa 67's. He took over the starting position in 1979, in 1980 was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks and in 1980/81 and 1981/82, his final two seasons of junior, Ralph was named to the OHL All-Star Team. He went on to play seven years of pro hockey. In 1987 he signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs but was never recalled to the NHL by the club.
Jim Ralph became a well known personality in the Toronto area after hanging up his skates. He worked for Global Television, TSN and from 2002 to 2013 was Colour Commentator of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Career stats from hockeydb.comBorn May 13 1962 -- Sault Ste. Marie, ONT
Height 5.11 -- Weight 170
Drafted by Chicago Blackhawks - round 8 #162 overall 1980 NHL Entry Draft
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