Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Anderson
Some players get only the briefest chances to make it in the NHL. The 1943 semi-finals were going swimmingly for the Boston Bruins. They had defeated Montreal in the first three games of the best of seven and were in complete control of the series. Coach Art Ross decided to dress rookie Bill Anderson for the game, but the team lost 4-0. (Red) was scratched for the next game, a 5-4 Bruins win in overtime to win the series, and he never played another game in the NHL.

Anderson had started in the IHL and played in a series of leagues thereafter until the Boston Olympics signed him in 1942. It was during his time with the farm team that he earned the promotion to the Bruins during the playoffs, but after his one NHL game he never played hockey again.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1933-34 Simcoe Travellers OHA-Int.
1934-35 London Tecumsehs IHL 39 1 1 2 10 5 0 0 0 0
1935-36 London Tecumsehs IHL 4 0 0 0 4
1935-36 Cleveland Falcons IHL 16 1 1 2 15 2 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Pittsburgh Shamrocks IHL 16 2 1 3 13
1935-36 Rochester Cardinals IHL 8 0 1 1 17
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 4 0 0 0 9
1936-37 Minneapolis Millers AHA 15 1 0 1 23
1936-37 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 15 1 1 2 12 5 0 0 0 2
1937-38 St. Paul Saints AHA 34 4 8 12 72
1938-39 St. Paul Saints AHA 48 6 9 15 85 3 0 1 1 10
1939-40 Tulsa Oilers AHA 48 3 19 22 91
1940-41 Tulsa Oilers AHA 14 0 0 0 22
1940-41 Detroit Holzbaugh MOHL 20 3 5 8 11 7 0 1 1 2
1941-42 Johnstown Bluebirds EAHL 59 10 32 42 100 4 1 1 2 6
1942-43 Boston Olympics EAHL 37 5 10 15 54 8 2 1 3 8
1942-43 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


EAHL First All-Star Team (1942) Traded to Cleveland (IHL) by London (IHL) with Al Groh for Patsy Callighen, November 22, 1935. Loaned to Pittsburgh (IHL) by Cleveland (IHL), December 5, 1935. Recalled by Cleveland (IHL) on January 17, 1936 and loaned to Rochester (IHL), January 24, 1936. Recalled by Cleveland (IHL) from Rochester (IHL) for return of Harvey Rockburn, February 16, 1936.
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