Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pat Egan
Pat Egan had a 20-year professional hockey career, the most memorable moments of which came while he was a member of the Boston Bruins.

He was born in Blackie, Alberta, a town of just 50 people back in 1918. When he was young his mother put a shamrock over the front door and the neighborhood kids almost immediately began calling her lone son "Pat" a name which his mother detested. She always called him by his real given name, which was Martin.

Egan's hockey career began his career in 1938-39 with the Seattle Seahawks of the PCHL where he had 20 points and 187 penalty minutes. The following season was mostly spent with Springfield of the IAHL before he got the call to join the NHL's New York Americans. In 1941-42 they had a slight name change to Brooklyn Americans. In 48 games Egan scored eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points while spending 124 minutes in the box.

After a brief stopover in Detroit with the Red Wings, Egan began a six-year association with the Boston Bruins. He played his final two seasons in New York, this time with the Rangers, appearing in 70 games in both seasons. That was the last NHL season for Egan, in 1951, but he played another eight years with several teams in the AHL.

His final NHL career totals: 554 games played, 77 goals, 153 assists, 230 points and 776 minutes in penalties. In 1965-66 he made a 19-game return to pro hockey at the age of 47 with the Jacksonville Rockets of the EHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1935-36 Calgary Radios AAHA 6 1 2 3 14 3 0 0 0 11
1936-37 Nelson Maple Leafs WKHL 14 2 2 4 14
1937-38 Sudbury Frood Tigers NOHA 11 0 0 0 19 2 0 1 1 0
1938-39 Seattle Seahawks PCHL 44 9 11 20 185 7 1 2 3 25
1939-40 New York Americans NHL 10 4 3 7 6 2 0 0 0 4
1939-40 Springfield Indians IAHL 47 12 11 23 74 3 0 0 0 10
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 39 4 9 13 51
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 48 8 20 28 124
1942-43 Montreal Army MCHL 19 6 8 14 56 7 0 0 0 28
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 23 4 15 19 40
1943-44 Boston Bruins NHL 25 11 13 24 55
1944-45 Boston Bruins NHL 48 7 15 22 86 7 2 0 2 6
1945-46 Boston Bruins NHL 41 8 10 18 32 10 3 0 3 8
1946-47 Boston Bruins NHL 60 7 18 25 89 5 0 2 2 6
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 60 8 11 19 81 5 1 1 2 2
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 60 6 18 24 92 5 0 0 0 16
1949-50 New York Rangers NHL 70 5 11 16 50 12 3 1 4 6
1950-51 New York Rangers NHL 70 5 10 15 70
1951-52 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 36 6 8 14 85
1951-52 Providence Reds AHL 32 3 22 25 64 15 2 7 9 49
1952-53 Providence Reds AHL 26 6 9 15 48
1953-54 Providence Reds AHL 70 10 19 29 127
1954-55 Providence Reds AHL 59 6 28 34 149
1955-56 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 4 22 26 163 15 0 5 5 20
1956-57 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 36 8 19 27 118 5 0 0 0 11
1957-58 Victoria Cougars WHL 59 9 27 36 163
1957-58 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 5 1 1 2 30
1958-59 Victoria Cougars WHL 3 0 1 1 4
1959-60 Victoria Cougars WHL
NHL Totals 554 77 153 230 776 46 9 4 13 48


NHL Second All-Star Team (1942) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1949) Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 13, 1939. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Rights transferred to Detroit from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, October 9, 1942. Traded to Boston by Detroit for Flash Hollett, January 5, 1944. Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for Bill Moe, the rights to Lorne Ferguson and future considerations, October 7, 1949. Traded to Providence (AHL) by NY Rangers with Zellio Toppazzini and Jean-Paul Denis for Jack Stoddard, January 1, 1952.
Suspended for life by AHL for assaulting linesman Patsy Callighen in game vs. St. Louis, November 5, 1952. Suspension lifted on December 14, 1952.
Missed remainder of 1952-53 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh (AHL), January 6, 1953.
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