Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marty Burke
Defenceman Marty Burke played nearly 500 games in the 1920s and '30s. He was a adept at taking opposition forwards out of the play and feeding the puck up to his forwards. He could also play a nastier brand of hockey if matters on the ice required it.

The Toronto native played with the St. Mary's junior and senior squads before spending two years with the Stratford Indians of the OHA senior league. After playing the 1926-27 season with the Port Arthur Ports, Burke joined the Montreal Canadiens for eleven games then was loaned to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the remainder of the schedule. He returned to Montreal the next year and remained a member of their defensive brigade for nearly five years. He was an integral part of the club that won consecutive Stanley Cups in 1930 and 1931.

Following a trade, Burke spent the last 16 games of the schedule on the Ottawa Senators before returning to Montreal for the 1933-34 season. On October 3, 1934 he was part of a major trade that saw Lorne Chabot and Howie Morenz join him in Chicago in return for Lionel Conacher, Roger Jenkins, and Leroy Goldsworthy. Burke spent over three years solidifying the Hawks defense then returned to the Canadiens early in the 1937-38 season. Burke retired that spring then spent a year coaching the senior Saskatoon Quakers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1923-24 Toronto St. Mary's OHA-Jr. 5 4 1 5 8 2 0 0 0
1924-25 Stratford Indians OHA-Sr. 18 1 4 5 52 2 0 0 0 2
1925-26 Stratford Indians OHA-Sr. 20 3 4 7 34
1926-27 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 20 3 1 4 65 2 1 0 1 4
1927-28 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 0 0 0 10
1927-28 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 35 2 1 3 51 2 1 0 1 2
1928-29 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 4 2 6 68 3 0 0 0 8
1929-30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 2 11 13 71 6 0 1 1 6
1930-31 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 2 5 7 91 10 1 2 3 10
1931-32 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 3 6 9 50 4 0 0 0 12
1932-33 Montreal Canadiens NHL 29 2 5 7 36
1932-33 Ottawa Senators NHL 16 0 0 0 10
1933-34 Montreal Canadiens NHL 45 1 4 5 28 2 0 1 1 2
1934-35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 2 2 4 29 2 0 0 0 2
1935-36 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 40 0 3 3 49 2 0 0 0 2
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 1 3 4 28
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 12 0 0 0 8
1937-38 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 0 5 5 31
1938-39 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL
NHL Totals 494 19 47 66 560 31 2 4 6 44


Loaned to Pittsburgh by Montreal for remainder of 1927-28 season for the loan of Charlie Langlois, December 16, 1927. Traded to Ottawa by Montreal with future considerations (Nick Wasnie, March 23, 1933) for Harold Starr and Leo Bourgeault, February 14, 1933. Traded to Montreal by Ottawa for Nick Wasnie, March 23, 1933. Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Lorne Chabot and Howie Morenz for Leroy Goldsworthy, Lionel Conacher and Roger Jenkins, October 3, 1934. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for Bill MacKenzie, December 10, 1937.
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