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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in fourth round
58 overall by Atlanta Flames
Born April 26, 1954
Height: 6-4 Weight: 210
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Leamington, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Oshawa Unsung Hero: 1973-74
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as No.
46 overall prospect in the 1974 NHL draft.
| Debut: December 26, 1975 (Pittsburgh at
Numbers: 3, 8, 22, 23, 28 (Atlanta/Calgary); 5
(Chicago); 3 (Toronto); 2 (Washington)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1987
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
ATL/CGY, CHI, TOR, WAS||349||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was selected by Atlanta with
a draft pick acquired from N.Y. Islanders to help settle the 1973 controversy
over the pro basketball rights to Julius Erving, who had been property of the
NBA's Atlanta Hawks before joining the ABA's New York Nets, which were owned
by N.Y. Islanders owner Roy Boe. ... Was on three teams (Chicago, Toronto, Washington) during
1979-80 season. ... Missed parts of 1979-80 season with broken thumb, broken
nose and stretched knee ligaments, an injury suffered while he was playing for
Washington in March 1980. ... Missed parts of 1980-81 season with arm and knee
injuries. ... Missed part of 1980-81 season with shoulder and rib
injuries suffered in Washington's Feb. 3, 1981, game at Vancouver. ... Missed
part of 1982-83 season with broken foot, an injury suffered in November 1982.
|Post-Draft Teams: Omaha, Tulsa (CHL);
Oklahoma City (CHL); Colorado (CHL); Indianapolis, Salt Lake (IHL)|
World Championships: 1978
AWARDS AND HONORS
CHL Adams Cup: 1976 (Tulsa)
Cup: 1987 (Salt Lake)
CHL All-Star Second Team: 1976-77
(Tulsa), 1983-84 (Colorado)
WHA Draft Pick: 1974 (by
Indianapolis, No. 91 overall in Round 7)
1975-76: Played on CHL
regular-season champion (Tulsa).
1983-84: Played on CHL
regular-season champion (Colorado)
Miscellaneous: Played on Washington
team that competed in Sweden's 1980 DN Cup tournament. ... Worked at Can-Am
Hockey School in Guelph, Ontario, during off-seasons of his playing days. ...
Returned to Leamington, Ontario, after his retirement and went to work for the
local natural gas company, Union Gas. ... Became active in Detroit Red Wings Alumni
Association and Oldtimers team after his retirement, even though he never played for Detroit
during his career.
Personal: Full name is Patrick
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Atlanta traded Ribble, Tom Lysiak,
Greg Fox, Harold Phillipoff and Miles Zaharko to Chicago in exchange for Ivan
Boldirev, Phil Russell and Darcy Rota on March 13, 1979. The eight-player deal
was the largest (in terms of players involved) in NHL history to that point.
The Flames organization got Ribble back less than three years later when
Calgary traded Randy Holt and Bobby Gould to Washington for Ribble and 1983
second-round pick (later traded) on Nov. 25, 1981.||
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