John Arthur “Art” Chapman

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Born May 29, 1907 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height: 5’11”  Weight: 180 bs

A “Class of 1963” charter inductee, Art Chapman played with Providence from 1928 to 1930. In those 2 seasons, he garnered 73 points and 40 goals in a total of 77 games.

Chapman was also a member of the Red’s Fontaine Cup championship team in 1929-1930. He had also won the Fontaine Cup with Springfield in 1927.

During his NHL career, he was often criticized for playing too defensively. Nevertheless, through 10 NHL campaigns from 1930 to 1940, Chapman tallied 238 points and 176 assists in 438 games.

In 1943, Chapman began coaching with Buffalo in the American Hockey league (AHL). He coached the Bisons to back-to-back Calder Cups in 1942-43 and 1943-44.

Art was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

1927-28

Springfield Indians

CAHL

40

14

5 19 12

 

1928-29

Providence Reds

CAHL

38 14 14 28 10

 

1929-30

Providence Reds

CAHL

39 26 19 45 22

 

2

0

0

0

2

1930-31

Boston Bruins

NHL

44 7 7 14 22

 

9

2

1

3

10

1931-32

Boston Bruins

NHL

48 11 14 25 18

 

6

1

0

1

12

1932-33

Boston Bruins

NHL

46 3 6 9 19

 

4

2

0

2

2

1933-34

Boston Cubs

CAHL

2 1 1 2 4

 

4

0

0

0

2

1933-34

Boston Bruins

NHL

21 3 2 5 7

 

7

6

2

8

12

1933-34

New York Americans

NHL

25 2 8 10 8

 

8

2

0

2

4

1934-35

New York Americans

NHL

47 9 34 43 4

 

2

0

0

0

2

1935-36

New York Americans

NHL

48 10 28 38 14

 

4

2

0

2

0

1936-37

New York Americans

NHL

43 8 23 31 36

 

--

--

--

--

--

1937-38

New York Americans

NHL

45 2 27 29 8

 

--

--

--

--

--

1938-39

New York Americans

IAHL

45 3 19 22 2

 

1939-40

New York Americans

IAHL

26 4 6 10 2

 

--

--

--

--

--

1942-43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 45 9 19 28 12            
1943-44 Buffalo Bisons

AHL

1 0 0 0 0

 

--

--

--

--

--

COACHING STATISTICS

Season

Team

Lge

Type

GP

W

L

T

OTL

Pct

Result

1943-44

Buffalo Bisons

AHL

Head

54

25

16

13

0

0.583

Won Championship

1944-45

Buffalo Bisons

AHL

Head

60

31

21 8

0

0.583

Lost in round 1

1952-53

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 32 28 10

0

0.529 Lost in round 2

1953-54

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 39 24 7

0

0.607 Lost in finals

1954-55

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 31 30 9

0

0.507 Lost in round 1

1955-56

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 38 28 4

0

0.571 Lost in finals
1956-57

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 27 37 6

0

0.429 Out of playoffs
1957-58

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 44 21 5

0

0.664 Won Championship
1958-59

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 31 28 11

0

0.521 Lost in round 2
1959-60

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 44 20 6

0

0.671 Won Championship
1960-61

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

Head

70 38 29 3

0

0.564 Lost in round 2

John Arthur “Art” Chapman
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