NHLOA Alumni
NHLOA Alumni

NHL Official: 1969 to 1979

Birthplace: Middlesborough, England

Regular Season: 947 Games (Referee)

Playoffs: 10 Games

Malcolm Ashford

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.