13. Ron Stackhouse

Ron Stackhouse played four and a half years in the NHL (with the California Golden Seals and Detroit Red Wings) before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1973-74 Season.  It was in Western Pennsylvania where he really found his groove.

An All-Star in 1980, the Defenseman would have two seasons where he was among the better scorers at his position.  Those were in 1974-75 and 1975-76, where he had 60 and 71 Points, respectively.  During that stretch, Stackhouse tied two NHL records with four Assists in one period and six Assists by a Defenseman in a game.  Stackhouse would have two more 40 Point seasons and would retire after the 1981-82 Season.

Overall as a Penguin, he scored 343 Points.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the Detroit Red Wings for Jack Lynch and Jim Rutherford 1/17/74.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1981-82 Season.
  • Games Played: 621
  • Notable Statistics: 66 Goals, 277 Assists, 343 Points, 547 PIM, 0.55 PPG, +53 Plus/Minus, 54.3 Point Shares, 13 Points in 32 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Star Game (1980)
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