First Name: Norman "Normie"
Last Name: Ferguson
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1982
Home Town: Sydney
County: Cape Breton County

Montreal, Houston, Cleveland, Oakland, New Jersey, San Diego, and Edmonton were career stops along the way for Norman Ferguson. The early 1960’s saw Ferguson move rapidly from a high school star at Sydney Academy, to the Lachine Maroons, and on to the Montreal Junior Canadiens.

He was named Rookie of the Year scoring 32 goals and 40 assists. Ferguson went to the Houston Apollos in 1966-67 and on to the Cleveland Barons the next year. His 42 goals and 33 assists had him tied for the number of goals ever scored by a rookie in the AHL. Traded to the Oakland Seals. He made his mark with 34 goals- which was a new NHL record for a rookie.

Ferguson finished second in the balloting for the Calder Trophy and NHL Rookie of the Year, to Danny Grant. He continued to play for Oakland until 1972 when he moved to the newly formed World Hockey Association. He played six years in the WHA, averaging 31 goals per year and played in two All-Star games. He completed his career in 1978 with the Edmonton Oilers. Norman Ferguson was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1982.


• Named Rookie of the Year in the early 1960’s
• Highest # of goals ever scored by a rookie 1966/67
• Averaged 31 goals per year during his carreer