Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Irv Frew
Defenceman Irv Frew played 96 games for three teams in the 1930s. He was known for playing the body in his own zone and moving up for the occasional scoring chance.

Born in Kilsyth, Scotland, Frew first made a name for himself as a solid stay-at-home defender on the Calgary Tigers of the Prairie League in 1926-27. After two seasons in the Can-Pro League, the steady rearguard enjoyed four solid years in the IAHL with the Cleveland Indians. Partway through the 1932-33 season, Frew joined the Quebec Beavers of the Can-Am League. It was here that he caught the attention of the Montreal Maroons who brought him up for 30 games the next season.

Prior to the 1934-35 season he was traded to the St. Louis Eagles where he helped anchor the team's defence. On October 15, 1935, the Montreal Canadiens in the Dispersal Draft claimed the veteran in the aftermath of St. Louis folding. He played 18 games for the Habs that year and spent the rest of his time with the Springfield Indians of the Can-Am League. He remained with the Indians when they joined the newly organized American Hockey League in 1936-37. Frew supplied airtight defence in the PCHL and AHA before retiring in 1941.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1925-26 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1925-26 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 9 1 2 3 20
1926-27 Calgary Tigers PrHL 27 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Stratford Nationals Can-Pro 41 6 1 7 72 5 1 0 1 12
1928-29 Buffalo Bisons Can-Pro 24 1 1 2 43
1928-29 Toronto Millionaires Can-Pro 20 2 0 2 34 2 0 0 0 12
1929-30 Cleveland Indians IHL 41 3 3 6 61 6 0 0 0 8
1930-31 Cleveland Indians IHL 45 3 5 8 59 6 0 0 0 6
1931-32 Cleveland Indians IHL 9 1 0 1 31
1932-33 Cleveland Indians IHL 19 2 0 2 56
1932-33 Quebec Castors Can-Am 26 1 2 3 57
1933-34 Montreal Maroons NHL 30 2 1 3 41 4 0 0 0 6
1933-34 Quebec Castors Can-Am 14 3 1 4 16
1934-35 St. Louis Eagles NHL 48 0 2 2 89
1935-36 Montreal Canadiens NHL 18 0 2 2 16
1935-36 Springfield Indians Can-Am 14 0 2 2 23 2 0 0 0 4
1936-37 Springfield Indians IAHL 47 5 6 11 65 5 0 0 0 11
1937-38 Springfield Indians IAHL 14 0 0 0 19
1937-38 Vancouver Lions PCHL 10 0 1 1 25 6 0 0 0 22
1938-39 Spokane Clippers PCHL 45 1 7 8 106
1939-40 Springfield Indians IAHL 50 2 4 6 69 3 0 1 1 2
1940-41 St. Louis Flyers AHA 39 6 5 11 37 9 1 0 1 17
NHL Totals 96 2 5 7 146 4 0 0 0 6


AHA Second All-Star Team (1941) Signed as a free agent by Stratford (Can-Pro), November 20, 1927. Traded to Ottawa by Mtl. Maroons with future considerations (Vern Ayres and Normie Smith, October 18, 1934) for Al Shields, September 20, 1934. Transferred to St. Louis after Ottawa franchise relocated, September 22, 1934. Claimed by Montreal from St. Louis in Dispersal Draft, October 15, 1935.
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