Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dale Anderson
A prairie boy, Anderson played his minor and junior hockey out West in the 1950s, mostly in Saskatchewan, before heading to the Soo in Northern Ontario for the 1954-55 and 1955-56 seasons.

Anderson became only the second player after Larry Regan to be promoted from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association to the NHL in 1956-57, a move necessitated by an injury to defenceman Al Arbour and the shipping of Bucky Hollingworth to the minors.

When Arbour was healthy, it was Gord Strate who was demoted and Anderson stayed on with the Wings as fifth defenceman, a promising show of confidence in him by coach Jimmy Skinner. However, the team started one of its worst losing streaks and Anderson's playing time diminished. He hung around long enough to play twice in the playoffs, and although he played another 500 pro games, not one more was in the NHL.

He played with Eddie Shore in Springfield for a few years and then headed back west, to Vancouver, and finally returning whence he came, Saskatoon, to play senior hockey for the local Quakers. He retired in 1968.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1950-51 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 36 6 7 13 129 6 0 4 4 16
1950-51 Prince Albert Mintos M-Cup 5 0 1 1 27
1951-52 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 49 13 38 51 217 5 3 4 7 24
1952-53 Vancouver Canucks WHL 3 0 3 3 8
1952-53 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 29 3 9 12 71 3 0 0 0 6
1953-54 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 3 1 1 2 6
1953-54 Moose Jaw Millers SSHL 33 3 20 23 115 8 0 1 1 29
1954-55 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 12 1 3 4 29
1954-55 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 30 2 7 9 64 7 1 2 3 14
1955-56 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 59 11 17 28 184 7 0 5 5 26
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 40 4 16 20 121
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 70 4 18 22 99 13 1 2 3 18
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 18 2 4 6 36
1959-60 Vancouver Canucks WHL 52 2 28 30 63 11 2 8 10 16
1960-61 Vancouver Canucks WHL 61 1 17 18 105 9 0 0 0 10
1961-62 Vancouver Canucks WHL 25 0 12 12 45
1962-63 Springfield Indians AHL 52 3 5 8 42
1963-64 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 5 20 25 76
1964-65
1965-66 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 30 12 32 44 53 11 2 9 11 22
1966-67 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 33 17 22 39 45 14 3 9 12 36
1966-67 Portland Buckaroos WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1967-68 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 3 12 15 51 2 6 8 8
NHL Totals 13 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0


SJHL First All-Star Team (1952)
SSHL First All-Star Team (1964)
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