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|1983 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 147 overall by Los Angeles Kings
August 22, 1963
Height: 6-1 Weight: 190
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Port Credit, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: London, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1981 or 1982
NHL drafts despite being
eligible both years. ... Moved from Toronto to London at age 6. ...
Great-grandson of a man who helped build Maple Leaf Gardens. ... Also played
high school volleyball in London, winning Ontario title.
| Debut: April 2, 1985 (Edmonton at Los
Numbers: 6, 4, 3, 39, 2 (Los Angeles); 26
(Edmonton); 6 (NYR);
29 (Toronto); 55 (Boston); 6 (San Jose); 2
(Vancouver); 5 (Ottawa)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired January 5, 1996
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||L.A., Edm., NYR, Tor.,|
Boston, S.J., Ottawa
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||LA, Boston, Vancouver||15
AWARDS AND HONORS
Los Angeles Rookie of Year: 1987-88
1991-92: Played on first San Jose Sharks team.
1992-93: Played on Ottawa Senators expansion team.
Miscellaneous: Joined Los Angeles for balance of 1984-85 season after
completing his NCAA eligibility at RPI. ... Missed part of 1987-88 season
with sprained right knee and ankle, an injury suffered in Los Angeles' March
13, 1988, game vs. St. Louis. ... Claimed by N.Y. Rangers off
waivers from Edmonton on Nov. 1, 1988, after the Oilers failed to get him
through waivers before trying to demote him to Cape Breton (AHL). ... Missed
part of 1988-89 season with hyper-extended back, an injury suffered during
Toronto's March 9, 1989, game at St. Louis. He did not return to action
until Toronto's March 22, 1989, game vs. Vancouver. ... Had goal in his only
1990-91 NHL regular-season appearance, scoring for Boston during Bruins'
March 31, 1991, game vs. Hartford. ... Signed with San Jose as an
unrestricted free agent on Aug. 9, 1991. ... Missed part of 1991-92 season
with pulled groin, suffered during San Jose's Jan. 21, 1992, game at
Edmonton. He did not return to action until San Jose's Feb. 4, 1992, game
vs. Hartford. ... Missed part of 1991-92 season with broken right hand, an
injury suffered during San Jose's Feb. 21, 1992, game vs. Vancouver. The
injury required surgery, during which time he was traded by San Jose to
Vancouver in exchange for a 1992 eighth-round pick (later traded). He did
not return to action until Game 5 of Vancouver's second-round playoff series
vs. Edmonton on May 10, 1992. ... Appeared in two playoff games
for Vancouver in 1992 without having played a regular-season game for
Canucks. ... Left unprotected by Vancouver for 1992 NHL Expansion Draft. He
was claimed by Ottawa on June 18, 1992.
RPI (ECAC); New Haven (AHL); Denver (IHL); Newmarket (AHL); Maine (AHL);
Providence (AHL); Kansas City (IHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1985 (RPI)
NCAA All-America East First Team:
NCAA Tournament All-Star First Team: 1985 (RPI)
ECAC All-Star First Team: 1984-85 (RPI)
Maine (AHL) Defenseman
of Year: 1990-91
RPI Athletics Hall of Fame: Inducted 1992
RPI Co-Captain: 1983-84
Maine (AHL) Records: Most assists
by a defenseman in one season (41 in 1990-91)
in civil engineering at RPI.
Miscellaneous: Missed parts of
1985-86 season with ankle and back injuries. ... Took business classes and
ran hockey school in Albany, N.Y., during off-seasons of early playing days.
... Signed with Kansas City (IHL) as an unrestricted free agent on July 8,
1994. ... Remained in Kansas City after his retirement and went into dot-com
business world, serving as president and CEO of a online construction goods
firm that raised $7.5 million in venture capital funding before failing in
the dot-com collapse. He then went to work for Ernst & Young, serving as
vice-president of business development for the company's start-up subsidiary
business, eSecurity Online LLC. The eSecurity Online business designed
hardware and software to protect and manage sensitive digital data. He later
returned to Ernst & Young to serve as the company's senior manager in
business and risk services. ... Also became a youth hockey coach in Kansas
City after his retirement.
Personal: Full name is Ken Paul
Hammond. ... Son of Gord "Pud" Hammond, who was inducted into the Canadian
Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977 in honor of his years as an executive,
including a stint as president, in the Canadian Lacrosse Association.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|WAIVER DRAFT: Los Angeles left Hammond
unprotected for the 1988 NHL Waiver Draft. He was claimed by Edmonton on
October 3, 1988.||
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