Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ernie Dickens
Ernie Dickens had a six-year NHL career, which would likely have been nine-year career if not for Dickens being called to service for Canada in World War II, causing him to miss much of three NHL seasons.

After 39 games with the Providence Reds of the AHL, Dickens was picked up by the Toronto Maple Leafs for ten games where he scored two goals and two assists. After the war, Dickens returned and picked up where he left off with the Maple Leafs. In 1945-46, he played in 15 games.

The following year was spent in the AHL with the Pittsburgh Hornets where he scored eleven goals and 40 assists in 64 games. Early in the 1947-48 season he was called up to play for the Chicago Blackhawks where he started in 54 games, scoring five goals and 15 assists.

Dickens played three more full seasons with the Blackhawks, and while he proved to be a solid playmaker, he managed just four goals in 199 games.

Perhaps feeling he wanted to prove he had some offensive capabilities, Dickens finished his professional hockey career with the Calgary Stampeders of the PCHL in 1951-52, scoring 14 goals and 34 assists for 48 points in 64 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1937-38 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 22 2 1 3 63 2 1 0 1 12
1938-39 St. James Canadians MJHL 18 6 7 13 66 2 2 0 2 4
1939-40 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 19 3 6 9 24 7 2 0 2 10
1940-41 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 15 2 7 9 50 12 3 8 11 10
1940-41 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 1 0 0 0 2
1941-42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 2 2 4 6 13 0 0 0 4
1941-42 Providence Reds AHL 39 8 15 23 14
1942-43 Toronto RCAF OHA-Sr. 10 4 7 11 10 9 3 1 4 11
1942-43 Toronto RCAF Al-Cup 7 2 3 5 6
1943-44 Toronto RCAF OHA-Sr. 10 1 2 3 6
1944-45
1945-46 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 1 3 4 6
1945-46 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 29 4 16 20 16 6 1 2 3 0
1946-47 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 64 11 40 51 21 12 1 1 2 6
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 9 0 4 4 2
1947-48 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 54 5 15 20 30
1948-49 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 59 2 3 5 14
1949-50 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 0 13 13 22
1950-51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 2 8 10 20
1951-52 Calgary Stampeders PCHL 69 14 34 48 20
1952-53
1953-54 Oshawa Truckmen OHA-Int. 29 15 21 36 20
NHL Totals 278 12 44 56 98 13 0 0 0 4


AHL First All-Star Team (1947) Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart and Bob Goldham for Max Bentley and Cy Thomas, November 2, 1947. Traded to Calgary (PCHL) by Chicago for Sid Finney, October 1, 1951.
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