Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Cahan
In a career that lasted some 24 years, Cahan played just about everywhere in pro hockey in North America. As a junior, he played in Fort William on a team that went to the Memorial Cup finals twice (1950 and 1952) and because he was Toronto property he joined the Leafs, after a year with the minor-league affiliate, in 1954.

Cahan played just a year and a half with Toronto before being claimed by the Rangers at the Intra-League draft in 1956, an orgainzation with which he stayed the next eleven years. It was not a purely NHL experience, though. Cahan spent as much time in the WHL and AHL as with the Blueshirts, but his career was revived, like so many others, with expansion.

He was claimed by Oakland in 1967, and a year later was acquired by L.A. via Montreal in a trade. When he joined the Kings, Cahan was the only man over 30 on the young roster. An able passer, skater, and hitter, he provided daily lessons in life on the blueline for the team. Although he didn't intend to stay long with the Kings, when Bill White left the team he was offered a lucrative three-year contract to shore up a depleted corps.

Of course, no career would be complete without a stop in the WHA, and sure enough when the new league began operations in 1972, Cahan signed with Chicago and played for two years before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1949-50 Fort William Hurricanes TBJHL
1949-50 Fort William Hurricanes M-Cup 12 1 1 2 27
1950-51 Fort William Hurricanes TBJHL
1951-52 Fort William Hurricanes TBJHL 29 6 17 23 82 9 2 6 8 32
1951-52 Fort William Hurricanes M-Cup 12 1 1 2 25
1952-53 Fort William Hurricanes TBJHL 30 12 17 29 98 4 1 2 3 10
1953-54 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 70 1 25 26 179 5 1 0 1 2
1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 0 6 6 64 4 0 0 0 0
1955-56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 0 2 2 46
1955-56 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 39 6 9 15 160 4 0 1 1 12
1956-57 New York Rangers NHL 61 5 4 9 65 3 0 0 0 2
1957-58 New York Rangers NHL 34 1 1 2 20 5 0 0 0 4
1958-59 New York Rangers NHL 16 1 0 1 8
1958-59 Vancouver Canucks WHL 9 2 6 8 22 9 1 2 3 18
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 33 3 11 14 75
1958-59 Buffalo Bisons AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 11 22 33 116 11 0 4 4 19
1960-61 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 13 15 28 81 9 2 2 4 12
1961-62 New York Rangers NHL 57 2 7 9 85 6 0 0 0 10
1962-63 New York Rangers NHL 56 6 14 20 47
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 53 4 8 12 80
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 12 2 8 10 16
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 26 0 5 5 32
1964-65 Baltimore Clippers AHL 16 1 6 7 34
1964-65 Vancouver Canucks WHL 26 2 15 17 67 5 0 3 3 28
1965-66 Vancouver Canucks WHL 72 14 34 48 156 7 4 12 16 4
1966-67 Vancouver Canucks WHL 72 18 36 54 88 8 1 4 5 6
1967-68 Oakland Seals NHL 74 9 15 24 80 -29
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 3 11 14 76 -20 11 1 1 2 22
1969-70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 4 8 12 52 -25
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 67 3 11 14 45 -29
1971-72 Seattle Totems WHL 50 4 12 16 44
1972-73 Chicago Cougars WHA 75 1 10 11 44
1973-74 Chicago Cougars WHA 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 666 38 92 130 700 29 1 1 2 38


WHL Second All-Star Team (1960, 1966)
WHL First All-Star Team (1961, 1967)
Hal Laycoe Cup (Outstanding Defenseman - WHL) (1967)
Claimed by NY Rangers from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, September, 1956. Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by NY Rangers (Vancouver-WHL) for the loan of Milan Marcetta, January 10, 1959. Claimed by California (Oakland) from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by Montreal from Oakland in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968. Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal for Brian D. Smith and Yves Locas, July 1, 1968. Selected by LA Sharks (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by LA Sharks (WHA) with Bob Liddington and Bob Whitlock for Bill Young and future considerations, July, 1972.
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