Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jim Ralph

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 a game against the Montreal Canadiens. According to a 1982 Ottawa Citizen newspaper, Ralph was schedule to start Chicago's following game, against the Red Wings, but Esposito made an unexpectedly quick recovery and Ralph's NHL stint was over before it could really even begin. (1) 

   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
Born May 13 1962 -- Sault Ste. Marie, ONT 
Height 5.11 -- Weight 170
Drafted by Chicago Blackhawks - round 8 #162 overall 1980 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1978-79Ottawa 67'sOHA1852109196145.00
1979-80Ottawa 67'sOHA45162451171504.192612210950.865
1980-81Ottawa 67'sOHL57383266202123.7138142
1981-82Ottawa 67'sOHL55223211185113.46351621707
1982-83Springfield IndiansAHL26001498105004.2191327340.875---
1982-83Colorado FlamesCHL50030018003.603201740.906---
1983-84Springfield IndiansAHL0120000.00---
1983-84Baltimore SkipjacksAHL2502145587003.59121026760.886200
1984-85Milwaukee AdmiralsIHL1902---
1985-86Nova Scotia OilersAHL90054946105.032522520.846---
1985-86Milwaukee AdmiralsIHL140481958014.25760---
1986-87Milwaukee AdmiralsIHL202---
1987-88Newmarket SaintsAHL140055045104.911612450.845---
1988-89Newmarket SaintsAHL171072148203.994513960.892502
(1) Former 67's goalie nicknamed Gulliver. Bob Elliot. The Ottawa Citizen. November 30, 1980. Pg. 37

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