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Ken Houston

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)

Born: September 15, 1953 in Dresden, Ontario
Draft: Atlanta, 6th round (85th overall), 1973 NHL Amateur

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1975-76 22 ATF NHL 38 5 6 11 -3 11 4 1 0 0 6 0 0 49 10.2
1976-77 23 ATF NHL 78 20 24 44 5 35 17 3 0 2 22 2 0 151 13.2
1977-78 24 ATF NHL 74 22 16 38 4 51 20 2 0 2 16 0 0 147 15.0
1978-79 25 ATF NHL 80 21 31 52 4 135 19 2 0 2 27 3 1 140 15.0
1979-80 26 ATF NHL 80 23 31 54 -1 100 19 4 0 4 29 2 0 155 14.8
1980-81 27 CGY NHL 42 15 15 30 0 93 11 4 0 4 12 3 0 78 19.2
1981-82 28 CGY NHL 70 22 22 44 -2 91 19 3 0 0 20 2 0 165 13.3
1982-83 29 WSH NHL 71 25 14 39 -8 93 16 9 0 0 8 6 0 139 18.0
1983-84 30 TOT NHL 37 8 8 16 -5 15 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 38 21.1
1983-84 30 WSH NHL 4 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
1983-84 30 LAK NHL 33 8 8 16 -3 11 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 35 22.9
7 yrs ATF,CGY NHL 462 128 145 273 7 516 109 19 0 14 132 12 1 885 14.5
2 yrs WSH NHL 75 25 14 39 -10 97 16 9 0 0 8 6 0 142 17.6
1 yr LAK NHL 33 8 8 16 -3 11 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 35 22.9
Career NHL 570 161 167 328 -6 624 133 28 0 14 148 18 1 1062 15.2

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1975-76 22 ATF NHL 38 4 0.13 0.16 0.29 0.12 0.29 1.29 4 5 9 4 18 1 20 0 -3 -0.3 0.5 0.2
1976-77 23 ATF NHL 78 18 0.26 0.31 0.56 0.23 0.45 1.94 18 22 40 16 67 8 54 0 5 2.1 1.2 3.3
1977-78 24 ATF NHL 74 17 0.30 0.22 0.51 0.22 0.69 1.99 19 14 33 14 54 4 46 0 4 2.0 0.9 2.9
1978-79 25 ATF NHL 80 20 0.26 0.39 0.65 0.25 1.69 1.75 18 26 44 17 83 11 68 0 4 2.4 0.8 3.2
1979-80 26 ATF NHL 80 21 0.29 0.39 0.68 0.27 1.25 1.94 19 26 45 17 85 15 72 1 -1 2.8 1.0 3.8
1980-81 27 CGY NHL 42 12 0.36 0.36 0.71 0.29 2.21 1.86 11 12 23 9 58 27 32 1 0 1.5 0.5 2.0
1981-82 28 CGY NHL 70 18 0.31 0.31 0.63 0.25 1.30 2.36 16 16 32 13 76 14 64 0 -2 1.5 0.9 2.4
1982-83 29 WSH NHL 71 18 0.35 0.20 0.55 0.25 1.31 1.96 20 11 31 14 70 27 51 0 -8 1.8 0.8 2.6
1983-84 30 TOT NHL 37 6 0.22 0.22 0.43 0.17 0.41 1.03 6 6 12 5 24 3 26 0 -5 0.2 0.4 0.6
1983-84 30 WSH NHL 4 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.75 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 -2 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
1983-84 30 LAK NHL 33 6 0.24 0.24 0.48 0.20 0.33 1.06 6 6 12 5 23 3 23 0 -3 0.4 0.4 0.7
7 yrs ATF,CGY NHL 462 110 0.28 0.31 0.59 0.24 1.12 1.92 105 121 226 90 441 80 356 2 7 11.9 5.8 17.8
2 yrs WSH NHL 75 18 0.33 0.19 0.52 0.23 1.29 1.89 20 11 31 14 71 27 54 0 -10 1.6 0.8 2.4
1 yr LAK NHL 33 6 0.24 0.24 0.48 0.20 0.33 1.06 6 6 12 5 23 3 23 0 -3 0.4 0.4 0.7
Career NHL 570 134 0.28 0.29 0.58 0.24 1.09 1.86 131 138 269 109 535 110 433 2 -6 13.9 7.0 20.9

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1975-76 22 ATF NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-77 23 ATF NHL 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
1977-78 24 ATF NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978-79 25 ATF NHL 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
1979-80 26 ATF NHL 4 1 1 2 10 1 0 0 0
1980-81 27 CGY NHL 16 7 8 15 28 2 5 0 1
1981-82 28 CGY NHL 3 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0
1982-83 29 WSH NHL 4 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0
Career NHL 35 10 9 19 66 5 5 0 1

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1971-72 18 Chatham Maroons ON-Jr.A 48 8 24 32 213 4 4 0 0
1972-73 19 Chatham Maroons ON-Jr.A 52 14 41 55 161 7 7 0 1
1973-74 20 Omaha Knights CHL 71 8 22 30 144
1974-75 21 Omaha Knights CHL 78 9 32 41 158
1975-76 22 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 27 14 15 29 56
Career 1 Season AHL 27 14 15 29 56
Career 2 Seasons CHL 149 17 54 71 302
Career 2 Seasons ON-Jr.A 100 22 65 87 374 11 11 0 1

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1973-74 20 Omaha Knights CHL 5 1 1 2 6
1974-75 21 Omaha Knights CHL 6 1 7 8 8
Career 2 Seasons CHL 11 2 8 10 14

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ken Houston 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.0 0.6 0.2
Eric Nesterenko 93.4 3.6 3.4 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 0.3 0.0
Murph Chamberlain 91.2 3.3 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 0.8 0.5
Glen Skov 90.4 3.4 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.3 1.7 1.1 -0.1
Mike Keane 90.0 4.3 3.3 3.0 2.3 2.2 1.7 1.4 0.9 0.5
Joe Klukay 89.2 4.3 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.0 0.4
Greg Johnson 88.9 4.1 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.6 1.5 0.4 0.1
Tim Ecclestone 88.3 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.4 1.0 0.6
Sean Avery 87.9 4.2 4.0 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.3 1.7 1.4 0.2
Randy Wood 87.9 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 0.8 0.0
Marty Pavelich 87.7 4.1 3.8 3.3 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.4 0.7 0.5
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Ken Houston 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.0 0.6 0.2
Randy Robitaille 89.6 3.6 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.9 1.9 0.1 0.0 -0.2
Joe Klukay 87.6 4.3 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.0 0.4 -0.5
Randy Wood 87.5 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 0.8 0.2 0.0 -0.3
Marty Pavelich 87.0 4.1 3.8 3.3 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.4 0.7 0.5 0.2
John Marks 86.8 4.1 3.8 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.2
Wes Walz 86.3 4.0 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.2 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Sean Avery 86.1 4.2 4.0 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.3 1.7 1.4 0.6 0.2
Andrei Nikolishin 85.6 4.1 3.5 2.7 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.0 0.6
Cully Dahlstrom 85.5 3.2 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.6
Perry Turnbull 85.4 4.6 3.7 3.2 2.9 2.5 1.7 1.6 1.1 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 24, 1980: Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980.

June 9, 1982: Traded to Washington by Calgary with Pat Riggin for Howard Walker, George White, Washington's 6th round choice (Mats Kihlstrom) in 1982 Entry Draft, 3rd round choice (Perry Berezan) in 1983 Entry Draft and 2nd round choice (Paul Ranheim) in 1984 Entry Draft, June 9, 1982.

October 18, 1983: Traded to Los Angeles by Washington with Brian Engblom for Larry Murphy, October 18, 1983.

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