Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Buzz Boll
Frank "Buzz" Boll was a fast skating left-winger who demonstrated an ability to score during a career that lasted eleven full seasons. He reached double figures in goals eight times and was considered one of the most consistent players in the league.

Born in Filmore, Saskatchewan, Boll excelled with such clubs as the Weyburn Wanderers, Regina Pats, and Weyburn Beavers before he joined the senior Toronto Marlboros in 1931-32. After gaining valuable pro experience with the IAHL's Syracuse Stars, Boll joined the Toronto Maple Leafs on a regular basis in 1933-34.

As a rookie, the young forward witnessed the Bailey-Shore incident and participated in the subsequent benefit game. Boll was a solid player for the club through the late 1930s and often played on the same line with Bill Thoms and Bob Davidson. In May 1939, Boll and Busher Jackson were the key players sent to the New York Americans for Sweeney Schriner. Boll spent three years in New York, including the franchise's last season in 1941-42 when it was based in Brooklyn.

Following the demise of the Americans, Boll's rights were transferred to the Boston Bruins in the Special Dispersal Draw. The veteran winger was teamed with Bill Cowley and Art Jackson and produced a career best 25 goals. Boll played one more year in the Black and Gold before retiring in 1944.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1928-29 Weyburn Wanderers S-SJHL
1928-29 Weyburn Wanderers M-Cup 3 0 2 2 0
1929-30 Regina Pats S-SJHL 2 1 0 1 0 8 3 3 6 12
1929-30 Regina Pats M-Cup 5 3 3 6 12
1930-31 Weyburn Beavers S-SSHL 20 12 4 16 16
1931-32 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 20 14 4 18 17 2 1 1 2 2
1931-32 Syracuse Stars IHL 9 3 0 3 4
1932-33 Syracuse Stars IHL 38 9 6 15 16 6 1 2 3 2
1932-33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1933-34 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 12 8 20 21 5 0 0 0 9
1934-35 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 14 4 18 4 6 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 15 13 28 14 9 7 3 10 2
1936-37 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 6 3 9 12 2 0 0 0 0
1937-38 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 14 11 25 18 7 0 0 0 2
1938-39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 0 0 0 0
1938-39 Syracuse Stars IAHL 7 2 2 4 6
1939-40 New York Americans NHL 47 5 10 15 18 1 0 0 0 0
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 47 12 14 26 16
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 48 11 15 26 23
1942-43 Boston Bruins NHL 43 25 27 52 20
1943-44 Boston Bruins NHL 39 19 25 44 2
NHL Totals 437 133 130 263 148 31 7 3 10 13


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1934) Traded to NY Americans by Toronto with Busher Jackson, Doc Romnes, Jimmy Fowler and Murray Armstrong for Sweeney Schriner, May 18, 1939. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Rights transferred to Boston from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, October 9, 1942.
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