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Syd Howe

C/LW/RW
jersey no 15
born 18-Sep-1911 Ottawa, ONT
height 5'10"
weight 170
died 20-May-1976
Acquired : • 6-Nov-1930 - Loaned to Philadelphia by Ottawa with Al Shields and Wally Kilrea for $35,000
Lost : • 26-Sep-1931 - Claimed by Toronto from Ottawa for 1931-32 season in Dispersal Draft

The Quakers’ representative in the Hockey Hall of Fame … Playing career began in hometown Ottawa with the OCHL Gunners in 1927-28 … Stayed there with the OCHL Rideaus in 1928-29 ... The December 27, 1928 Toronto Star said he turned down a very attractive offer to play in the NHL with the New York Americans ... Playing time in 1929-30 was spent with the Rideaus, the NHL Ottawa Senators, and (on loan from the Senators) the IHL London Panthers ... Senators used him a reserve player and did not give him much ice time with players like King Clancy and Alex Smith on the team … Loaned (some sources say traded) to the Quakers along with Wally Kilrea and Allen Shields for $35,000 on November 6, 1930 ... Got 18 starts at left wing in the 44 Quakers games … Totaled nine goals and 11 assists in 1930-31 … Came in third place among Quaker scorers ... Two of his nine goals were game winners versus the Detroit Falcons, his future team ... Also got the third goal in Philadelphia’s 3-3 tie at the Boston Garden January 27, 1931 ... Was often on a line with Hib Milks at center and Wally Kilrea on right wing ... The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Stan Baumgartner wrote that Howe scored a goal against the New York Rangers “that would have done credit to a veteran” … The Toronto Star called both Howe and Wally Kilrea “tricky and fast” after they skated in Toronto January 31, 1931 … Toronto Maple Leafs claimed Howe from Ottawa Senators (who had loaned him to the Quakers a year earlier) in dispersal draft, September 26, 1931 ... In 1931-32, Howe played in three games for the Maple Leafs (no goals or assists) and 45 games for the Syracuse Stars of the IHL (nine goals, 12 assists) … Returned to the NHL with the Ottawa Senators in 1932-33 and stayed with the team through the next two seasons ... In 1934-35, went with the team when it transferred to St. Louis, scoring 14 goals and 13 assists in 36 games during the Eagles’ lone season in the NHL … Traded to the Detroit Red Wings in February 1935 ... Stayed in Detroit until 1946, where his career hit its stride … Helped three Cup-winning Detroit teams with playoff scoring of three goals, three assists in 1935-36, two goals, five assists in 1936-37, and one goal, two assists in 1942-43 … In the 1939-40 playoffs, set a record that stood until 1969 when he scored 25 seconds into overtime to give Detroit a quarterfinal playoff win over the New York Americans … Best year was 1943-44, when he scored 32 goals and got 28 assists ... Six of his 32 goals came in one game on February 3, 1944, in a 12-2 crushing of the New York Rangers ... Howe’s performance set a modern-day NHL record that has since been tied several times ... Last appearance in the NHL was with the 1945-46 Detroit Red Wings (four goals, seven assists in 26 games) ... Next played for the AHL Indianapolis Capitols … Returned to Ottawa to play for the QSHL Senators and the OCHL Ottawa Army team ... Last season as a player: 1948-49 for the Ottawa Army ... Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965 … Not related to fellow Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, whose career with the Red Wings started the season after Syd’s NHL career ended.





Regular Season
Year
GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh%
1930-31 4491120 20
TOTAL 4491120 2000 0000

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