February 16, 2016

Walt Ledingham

Walt Ledingham played fifteen games in the National Hockey League - nine with Chicago and six with the New York Islanders.

Drafted 56th overall by Chicago in the 1970 NHL Draft,  Ledingham was a native of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He played his amateur hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, enjoying a Hall of Fame career as captain of the Bulldogs.  He was a two-time NCAA All Star who was named as the school's senior athlete of the year in 1972.

Ledingham left school a year early to give professional hockey a try. He gave it five years to see if he could make it to the big leagues. But aside from the few brief appearances he would be a strong player in the minor leagues. He would be an AHL first team all star in 1977, but he would walk away from the game at the end of the season.

Ledingham returned to Duluth after his playing days and completed his degree in business administration. He also worked towards establishing his own advertising business.

1 comment:

Graham Clayton said...

A very unusual NHL career - 15 games spread over 3 non-consecutive seasons.