Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Max Bennett
Colbalt Ontario's Max Bennett was born on November 4, 1912. The right winger was small in stature at just 5'6" and 157 pounds, but the numbers he put up in the OHA Sr. league were big. Following a Memorial Cup win in 1932 with the Sudbury Wolves, Bennett spent two years in the OHA Sr. league with the Hamilton Tigers, leading the league in goal production his first season when he scored 20 goals and 32 point in just 23 games. He also went on to lead the league in goals and points that year in the playoffs. The following year, he lit the lamp 19 more times in just 20 games. His obvious ability to put the puck in the net caught the attention of the Montreal Canadiens who signed Bennett as a free agent after the 1934-35 season ended.

His first season under contract to the Canadiens was spent with the Springfield Indians, though he did get called up for one game with the big club. Bennett failed to make the score sheet in what would prove to be his only game at the NHL level, but he did go on to become a prolific goal scorer in the American League.

Starting in 1936-37, Bennett played nine full seasons in the AHL and hit the 20-goal plateau on four different occasions. His best season came in 1939-40 when he scored 25 goals and 56 points with the Syracuse Stars. After his final season of playing, with the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL, Bennett tried his hand at coaching, taking the reigns of the Eastern Hockey League for the 1945-46 season.

Max Bennett passed away on January 5th, 1972 at the age of 60.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1930-31 Iroquois Falls Papermakers NOJHA
1931-32 Falconbridge Falcons NOHA 7 2 0 2 8 2 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 1 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Falconbridge Falcons NOHA 6 4 3 7 0 2 0 1 1 0
1932-33 Falconbridge Falcons Al-Cup 5 6 3 9 0
1933-34 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 23 20 12 32 34 4 6 1 7 6
1933-34 Hamilton Tigers Al-Cup 8 5 2 7 2
1934-35 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 18 19 7 26 17 6 0 1 1 2
1935-36 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Springfield Indians Can-Am 44 6 9 15 25 3 1 0 1 0
1936-37 Springfield Indians IAHL 1 0 0 0 2
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 11 2 1 3 8
1936-37 Syracuse Stars IAHL 21 7 8 15 8 9 3 4 7 6
1937-38 Syracuse Stars IAHL 44 20 15 35 18 8 2 6 8 0
1938-39 Syracuse Stars IAHL 54 15 33 48 18 3 0 1 1 0
1939-40 Syracuse Stars IAHL 56 25 31 56 10
1940-41 Buffalo Bisons AHL 55 12 31 43 22
1941-42 Buffalo Bisons AHL 52 19 29 48 14
1942-43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 56 20 24 44 19 9 4 5 9 0
1942-43 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Washington Lions AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Buffalo Bisons AHL 54 21 30 51 17 9 1 6 7 2
1943-44 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 1 1 0 1 0
1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 21 4 11 15 13
1945-46 Washington Lions EAHL
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, May 27, 1935.
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