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Born March 1, 1926 (1926-03-01) (age 84),
Timmins, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Pro clubs AHL
Providence Reds
NHL
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1946 – 1969
Hall of Fame, 1981

Allan Herbert Stanley (born March 1, 1926 in Timmins, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League version of the Vancouver Canucks.

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Playing career

He spent his 1943–48 seasons with various teams including the Boston Olympics (EHL), Porcupine Combines (NOHA), and the Providence Reds (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. There he acquired the nickname "Snowshoes" 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.

He 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 792 minutes in the penalty box.

After he hung up his skates for good, he remained in the game to coach the Buffalo Sabres.[citation needed]

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
1945–46 Boston Olympics EHL 30 8 15 23 35
1946–47 Providence Reds AHL 54 8 13 21 32
1947–48 Providence Reds AHL 68 9 32 41 81 5 0 0 0 4
1947–48 Boston Olympics QSHL 1 0 0 0 0
1948–49 Providence Reds AHL 23 7 16 23 24
1948–49 New York Rangers NHL 40 2 8 10 22
1949–50 New York Rangers NHL 55 4 4 8 58 12 1 2 3 30
1950–51 New York Rangers NHL 70 7 14 21 75
1951–52 New York Rangers NHL 50 5 14 19 52
1952–53 New York Rangers NHL 70 5 12 17 52
1953–54 Vancouver Canucks WHL 47 6 30 36 43 13 2 5 7 10
1953–54 New York Rangers NHL 10 0 2 2 11
1954–55 New York Rangers NHL 12 0 1 1 2
1954–55 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 52 10 15 25 22
1955–56 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 59 4 14 18 70
1956–57 Boston Bruins NHL 60 6 25 31 45
1957–58 Boston Bruins NHL 69 6 25 31 37 12 1 3 4 6
1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 1 22 23 47 12 0 3 3 2
1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 10 23 33 22 10 2 3 5 2
1960–61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 9 25 34 42 5 0 3 3 0
1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 9 26 35 24 12 0 3 3 6
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 4 15 19 22 10 1 6 7 8
1963–64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 6 21 27 60 14 1 6 7 20
1964–65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 2 15 17 30 6 0 1 1 12
1965–66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 4 14 18 35 1 0 0 0 0
1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 53 1 12 13 20 12 0 2 2 10
1967–68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 1 13 14 16
1968–69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 64 4 13 17 28 3 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 1244 100 333 433 792 109 6 33 39 100

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frank Eddolls
New York Rangers captains
195153
Succeeded by
Don Raleigh
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