Malcolm Ashford

NHL Official: 1969 to 1979

Birthplace: Middlesborough, England
Regular Season: 947 Games (Referee)
Playoffs: 10 Games

Professional career highlights:
Being assigned to referee the very first NHL Exhibition Series in Japan. [Tokyo and Sapporo - with Washington and Kansas City] Along with Christinson and Bozak.
Several Russian games were fun too!

Memorable Games/Moments:
My second ever NHL playoff game in Boston Gardens with Toronto. Toronto won in overtime on a Dave Keon breakaway goal that was inches from being offside. - My call ! Thank goodness I got it right.


The NHLOA (National Hockey League Officials' Association), was born in 1969 out of a need to improve working conditions, salaries and other benefits for officials of the National Hockey League.
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