1970 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Round Overall
9 111
Mike Lampman
Selected by St. Louis from Denver (WCHA)
St. Louis Blues Denver Pioneers
Mike Lampman

6-foot-2, 195 pounds

Left-hand shot

Left Wing

Pre-Draft Statistics

Year Team League GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Marquette USHL 25 5 5 10 20
1968-69 Denver fresh. WCHA -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Denver WCHA 28 12 5 17 32

Pre-Draft Notes

Played some of his minor hockey in Southern California before entering USHL. 
Canadian • Born April 20, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario • Hometown: Lakewood, California

Career Vitals

First contract: 1972
Debut: October 11, 1972
(St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh)
Final NHL game: December 3, 1976
(Washington vs. Philadelphia)
Retired: 1977
Stanley Cup: Never won
Numbers worn: 19, 10 (St. Louis);
18 (Vancouver); 21 (Washington)

Career NHL Statistics

Teams: St. Louis, Vancouver, Washington
Years: 1972-1976. Playoffs: None

Regular Season
4 years 96 17 20 37 34
Stanley Cup Playoffs
0 years 0 0 0 0 0
Complete statistics available at NHL.com 

Career Highlights

Tied WHL record for fastest two goals by one player when he scored twice for Denver in a six-second span on Nov. 2, 1972, at Salt Lake City. The goals came at 8:22 and 8:28 of the third period, cutting an 8-3 lead to 8-5. The two goals completed a hat trick and marked the first time in nearly 16 years that a WHL player had scored twice in six seconds. ... Named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 5, 1972, after getting four goals and one assist in three games for Denver. ... Tied for fifth in WHL with 34 goals in only 49 games in 1972-73. ... Named to WHL All-Star Second Team with Denver in 1972-73.

Transaction History

Dec. 10, 1973 -- Traded by St. Louis to Vancouver  for John Wright. June 12, 1974 -- Claimed by Washington from Vancouver in NHL Expansion Draft.

Life Outside the NHL

Full Name: Michael David Lampman

Other Post-Draft Teams: Denver (WCHA); Denver (WHL); Seattle (WHL); Richmond (AHL); Baltimore (AHL)

Education: Graduated from University of Denver in 1972.

Career Beyond Hockey: Moved to Hawaii after his retirement and went into the financial-services business.
Lampman on LinkedIn

Significant Injuries

Missed part of 1972-73 season with leg injury, suffered while playing for Denver (WHL). ... Suffered career-ending head and neck injury when he collided with Andre Dupont along the boards during Washington's Dec. 3, 1976, game vs. Philadelphia. Lampman's fall resulted in abnormal slippage of the fifth and sixth vertebrae, and the injury required surgery.


Selected by Dayton Aeros in 1972 WHA Draft -- the first-ever WHA Draft -- in February 1972. Selected by Houston Aeros in 1973 WHA draft of established professional players. Moved with his family from Hamilton, Ontario, to Lakewood, Calif., at age 12. Was first former Southern California youth hockey player to be drafted by an NHL team.
Selected by Washington with 18th pick, No. 36 overall, in 1974 NHL Expansion Draft. Centered Harvey Bennett and Hartland Monahan on Capitals' power play in 1975-76. Scored twice for Washington in Capitals' March 30, 1976, home win over Detroit. Scored four goals for Capitals in team's April 1976 Japanese exhibition tour vs. Kansas City.
Total Selected: 115
Forwards: 67
Defense: 36
Goaltenders: 12
Major Junior: 87
College Players: 18
Canadian: 109
Euro-Canadian: 0
American: 6
European: 0
Reached NHL: 62
Won Stanley Cup: 12
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 11
Year-end All-Star: 4
Olympians: 2
Picks Traded: 13


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