Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dunc Fisher
Right-winger Dunc Fisher was a solid two-way player for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins during the post-War period. He was also an offensive force in junior and the minors in a career that lasted over 15 years. The hard working forward was effective in the corners and in front of the net where he could utilize his dangerous wrist shot. Early in his career he was known for not keeping his head up and protecting himself when opposing defenders cleared the front of the net. Word spread and this tag haunted Fisher and kept him in the minors for much of his career despite his fine credentials.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Fisher played with the hometown Abbots and Pats in the provincial junior circuit. He was the property of the New York Rangers and scored 59 points in 68 games in his first year as a pro with the AHL's New Haven Ramblers in 1947-48. At the end of that season he played one playoff contest for the Blueshirts when they lost in the semi-finals to the Detroit Red Wings.

Fisher scored 25 points in 60 games as a rookie playing on a line with Don Raleigh and Nick Mickoski. The hard-working forward enjoyed his finest year in 1949-50 when he played all 70 games and scored three goals while helping New York reach the Stanley Cup final.

A few games into the 1950-51 season, Fisher was sent to the Boston Bruins for Ed Harrison and Zellio Toppazzini. He played parts of three years in Beantown and scored a career-high 15 goals in 1951-52. Early in the 1952-53 season he joined the AHL's Hershey Bears and became one of the most prolific scorers in the history of that franchise. Fisher hit the 40-goal mark in four of his six seasons and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1958. In 1953-54 he set an AHL record with 13 game-winning goals. He also led the league with 41 goals in 1957-58 and was a first-team all-star that year. Fisher also garnered selection to the second team four straight years from 1954 to 1957. He often tormented opposing netminders by skating on the same line as AHL legend Willie Marshall.

After a nearly six-year hiatus from the NHL, Fisher was called up by the Detroit Red Wings to play eight games in 1958-59. Detroit had acquired his service from Boston in the off-season for Don Poile and Hec Lalande. Fisher starred for two more years in Hershey where won another Calder Cup in 1959 before retiring the following year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1944-45 Regina Abbotts SJHL 15 5 6 11 30
1945-46 Regina Abbotts SJHL 18 19 13 32 22 7 9 2 11 12
1946-47 Regina Pats SJHL 26 28 16 44 12 6 5 7 12 8
1947-48 New Haven Ramblers AHL 68 25 34 59 29 4 2 1 3 0
1947-48 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1948-49 New York Rangers NHL 60 9 16 25 40
1949-50 New York Rangers NHL 70 12 21 33 42 12 3 3 6 14
1950-51 New York Rangers NHL 12 0 0 0 0
1950-51 St. Paul Saints USHL 2 0 1 1 0
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 53 9 20 29 20 6 1 0 1 0
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 65 15 12 27 2 2 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Boston Bruins NHL 7 0 1 1 0
1952-53 Hershey Bears AHL 55 29 24 53 2 3 0 3 3 0
1953-54 Hershey Bears AHL 69 41 39 80 24 11 4 1 5 2
1954-55 Hershey Bears AHL 62 28 35 63 36
1955-56 Hershey Bears AHL 60 40 43 83 73
1956-57 Hershey Bears AHL 64 40 38 78 59 7 6 3 9 0
1957-58 Hershey Bears AHL 70 41 47 88 56 11 6 7 13 0
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 0 0 0
1958-59 Hershey Bears AHL 62 19 32 51 28 13 4 9 13 12
1959-60 Hershey Bears AHL 69 22 43 65 58
NHL Totals 275 45 70 115 104 21 4 4 8 14


AHL Second All-Star Team (1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)
AHL First All-Star Team (1958)
Traded to Boston by NY Rangers with future considerations (loan of Alex Kaleta to Hershey-AHL, November 20, 1950) for Ed Harrison and Zellio Toppazzini, November 16, 1950. Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Boston with Ellard O'Brien for Ray Gariepy, June, 1953. Traded to Detroit by Hershey (AHL) for Don Poile, Hec Lalande and cash, April 23, 1958.
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