Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Herb Foster
Herb Foster was a left-winger who was called up to play six games with the New York Rangers during the 1940s. Most of his career was spent in the minors where he was one of the greatest players in the history of the Eastern Hockey League.

Born in Brockville, Ontario, Foster scored a goal per game for the Atlantic City Seagulls in 1932-33. He went on to star for the club through to the end of the 1939-40 season. Along the way he led the EHL in goals for four straight years including an astonishing 52 times in 1938-39. Foster was voted on to the league's first all-star team five times in the decade and also finished at the top of the points race in 1937 and 1938.

The clever forward scored 43 points in 54 games for the Philadelphia Ramblers in 1939-40 then scored a goal in five games for New York the next season. In all, he was a solid player for four years in the AHL before playing a year of senior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs in 1943-44. After two years of military service, Foster spent the 1946-47 season with the QSHL's Shawinigan Cataracts.

Foster returned to the EHL in 1947-48 with the New York Rovers and Atlantic Sea Gulls. He also returned to the NHL for one game that year before taking off a season. Foster enjoyed one last productive year in Atlantic City in 1949-50 with 27 goals then spent the next year coaching the team before retiring.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1932-33 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 18 18 5 23 0 3 2 0 2 0
1933-34 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 19 20 6 26 16 5 4 3 7 4
1934-35 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 18 4 3 7 2 10 6 2 8 0
1935-36 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 40 25 3 28 24 8 5 2 7 2
1936-37 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 48 43 11 54 12 3 5 0 5 0
1937-38 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 57 39 32 71 13
1938-39 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 52 52 23 75 2
1939-40 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 54 21 22 43 14
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 0 1 5
1940-41 Philadelphia Ramblers AHL 53 24 22 46 18
1941-42 Cleveland Barons AHL 57 23 15 38 10 5 1 1 2 0
1942-43 Cleveland Barons AHL 37 6 16 22 0
1942-43 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Washington Lions AHL 19 12 13 25 0
1943-44 Kingston Army OHA-Sr. 14 12 15 27 2
1944-45
1945-46
1946-47 Shawinigan Cataracts QSHL 37 13 11 24 29 3 0 1 1 4
1947-48 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1947-48 NY Rovers<196>Atlantic City EAHL 34 37 24 61 8
1947-48 New York Rovers QSHL 21 7 5 12 0 4 3 1 4 0
1948-49
1949-50 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 47 27 29 56 12 6 3 3 6 0
1950-51 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL
NHL Totals 6 1 0 1 5


EAHL First All-Star Team (1933, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1948)
John Carlin Trophy (EAHL - Top Scorer) (1937, 1938, 1939)
EAHL Second All-Star Team (1950)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 21, 1940. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 9, 1941. Traded to Washington (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with future considerations for Lou Trudel, February 2, 1943.
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