Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Anderson
Born in Scotland but raised in Calgary, Anderson played in the NHL for the Red Wings and the Americans and after three years in the army finished his career with the Hollywood Wolves where one of his teammates was Bill Barilko. In 1947 he hung up his skates and immediately became coach of the Oshawa Generals, and after three successful seasons there he was named bench boss of the Pittsburgh Hornets, the prime minor-league affiliate for the Maple Leafs, though he never had the chance to coach Toronto itself.

Anderson had some offensive ability but usually played on a team that never went too far in the playoffs. His bad luck was to be with the Wings in 1934-35 only, for the team won the Cup each of the next two years. After Detroit sold him to the Amerks, he recorded four seasons of at least ten goals, but once he enlisted his NHL days were as good as over. When he was discharged, the Americans no longer existed and a new post-war era of stars was starting to shine in the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1929-30 Drumheller Miners ASHL 16 6 3 9 18 2 0 0 0 0
1930-31 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 38 7 8 15 89
1931-32 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 25 5 6 11 36
1932-33 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 45 11 24 35 49 5 2 4 6 5
1933-34 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 40 20 25 45 46 2 0 2 2 4
1934-35 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 5 2 7 16
1934-35 Detroit Olympics IHL 15 5 8 13 14 5 1 0 1 2
1934-35 Detroit Olympics IHL 5 1 1 2 18
1935-36 New York Americans NHL 24 3 2 5 20 5 0 0 0 6
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 45 10 15 25 24
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 4 1 1 2 17
1937-38 New York Americans NHL 45 4 21 25 22 6 1 4 5 2
1937-38 New Haven Eagles IAHL 6 0 0 0 15
1938-39 New York Americans NHL 47 13 27 40 14 2 0 0 0 0
1939-40 New York Americans NHL 48 12 19 31 22 3 1 3 4 0
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 35 3 12 15 8
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 48 12 29 41 54
1942-43 Calgary Currie Army CNDHL 16 5 11 16 26 5 0 4 4 6
1942-43 Calgary Currie Army Al-Cup 5 0 2 2 10
1943-44 Calgary Currie Army CNDHL 16 2 6 8 21 2 0 2 2 2
1944-45 Calgary Currie Army CNDHL 11 1 3 4 32 3 0 0 0 8
1945-46 Providence Reds AHL 47 3 17 20 12 2 1 0 1 0
1946-47 Hollywood Wolves PCHL 60 9 22 31 42 7 2 1 3 6
NHL Totals 319 62 127 189 180 16 2 7 9 8


NHL First All-Star Team (1942)
Hart Trophy (1942)
CNDHL First All-Star Team (1943)
CNDHL Second All-Star Team (1944) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1939)
Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia (Can-Am) with Irvin Boyd for cash, May 8, 1934. Traded to NY Americans by Detroit for cash, October 11, 1935. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Rights transferred to Chicago from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, September 11, 1943.
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