Ford started out with a bang. The Mohawks won both the regular season and playoff titles in 1967-68. Ford himself scored 56 goals and 59 assists and won both the Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy as the leading scorer and the Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy as the top rookie.
Ford stayed with the Mohawks throughout most of his pro career. He won the Lamoureux Trophy in 1971-72 and 1972-73 and also won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy in 1972-73 and 1974-75.
All told Ford scored 337 goals and 541 assists in his ten seasons with Muskegon.
He retired in 1979.