|Robert George Ramage
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 1.11.59 Byron, Ontario
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the St. Louis Blues for Blues' 1st round pick in the 1983 E.D., 6.9.82
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
The lone number 1 pick the Scouts/Rockies/Devils franchise ever had wasn't exactly a total hit for the team. Granted,
there was a reason he was a top prospect for the draft. He was a tough guy on the backline, could kill penalties, lead a
power play, etc.
But once he joined the Rockies after a season in the WHA, things were a mess with the defense corps, and he was
expected to help turn it around. He struggled to do so, and his playing habits suffered for it.
He would request a trade, and would get it after the move to New Jersey was finalized. He would correct his habits with
the Blues and ultimately became the solid NHL defenseman many projected for him.
Look at it this way, though: if it wasn't for him, the Devils wouldn't have been able to draft John MacLean. Thanks,
Post-retirement, he had been a broker for a Missouri branch of Wachovia Securities until 2009. In late 2011, after Dale
Hunter was hired to be the Capitals' head coach, he was hired as an assistant for the London Knights, where Hunter was
the head man at the time.
He would rejoin the Canadiens' organization (he was part of the '93 Cup team) in 2014 as a Player Development
The drinking problems: I don't want to get into.
|Entry Draft: 1979 First Round Pick (1st overall) by the