Allan Stanley

Allan Stanley
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1981
Born (1926-03-01)March 1, 1926
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Died October 18, 2013(2013-10-18) (aged 87)
Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Providence Reds
Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 19461969

Allan Herbert Stanley (March 1, 1926 – October 18, 2013) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League version of the Vancouver Canucks. A four-times Stanley Cup winner and three-times member of the second NHL All-Star Team, Stanley was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.

Playing career

Stanley spent the 1943 through 1948 seasons with various teams including the Boston Olympics of the EHL, Porcupine Combines of the NOHA and the Providence Reds of AHL. He finally began his storied NHL career in 1948–49 with the New York Rangers.

He played five years in New York before spending the 1953–54 season in the WHL with Vancouver. Stanley started his 1954–55 season in New York with the Rangers and was soon traded to the Chicago Black Hawks where he finished that season and the next.

Stanley spent the 1956–57 and 1957–58 season with the Boston Bruins and went on to spend ten years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he would be named one of the team's alternate captains. He acquired the nicknames "Snowshoes" and "Silent Sam" for his slow, plodding skating style, but he was a strong stay-at-home defender and an important part of the Leafs teams that won four Stanley Cups in six years in the 1960s in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967.

After the 1967 Cup win, Stanley finished off his career playing for the Philadelphia Flyers during 1968–69.

In 1,244 NHL regular season games, he scored 100 goals, 333 assists for a total of 433 points. He had a total of 792 minutes in the penalty box.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1945–46Boston OlympicsEHL308152335
1946–47Providence RedsAHL548132132
1947–48Providence RedsAHL68932418150004
1947–48Boston OlympicsQSHL10000
1948–49Providence RedsAHL237162324
1948–49New York RangersNHL40281022
1949–50New York RangersNHL55448581212330
1950–51New York RangersNHL707142175
1951–52New York RangersNHL505141952
1952–53New York RangersNHL705121752
1953–54Vancouver CanucksWHL4763036431325710
1953–54New York RangersNHL1002211
1954–55New York RangersNHL120112
1954–55Chicago Black HawksNHL5210152522
1955–56Chicago Black HawksNHL594141870
1956–57Boston BruinsNHL606253145
1957–58Boston BruinsNHL696253137121346
1958–59Toronto Maple LeafsNHL701222347120332
1959–60Toronto Maple LeafsNHL6410233322102352
1960–61Toronto Maple LeafsNHL68925344250330
1961–62Toronto Maple LeafsNHL609263524120336
1962–63Toronto Maple LeafsNHL614151922101678
1963–64Toronto Maple LeafsNHL7062127601416720
1964–65Toronto Maple LeafsNHL642151730601112
1965–66Toronto Maple LeafsNHL59414183510000
1966–67Toronto Maple LeafsNHL5311213201202210
1967–68Toronto Maple LeafsNHL641131416
1968–69Philadelphia FlyersNHL64413172830114
NHL totals 1244 100 333 433 792 109 6 33 39 100

See also

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frank Eddolls
New York Rangers captain
Succeeded by
Don Raleigh
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