Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Reg Hamilton
Reg Hamilton was probably best known for being a tough defenseman who always finished his checks. Many considered the Hamilton elbows the most lethal in the league until a young man named Gordon Howe came along.

Hamilton signed his first professional contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for approximately $4,000 a year and donned the Blue and White sweater for the first time during the 1935-36 season. He played only seven games for the Leafs that year, spending most of his time with the IHL Syracuse Stars. He was back for 39 games the following year, and every year thereafter through the 1944-45 he played in Toronto. Hamilton was part of the 1942 "Miracle" squad that won the Stanley Cup after going down three games to none against Detroit. He lifted the Stanley Cup again in 1945 while still with the Leafs.

In July of that year he was traded to Chicago for cash and future considerations. He played the whole season for the Hawks in 1945-46, and ten games the following season, before being named playing coach of the Hawks minor league affiliate in Kansas City. He took that team to the USHL championship that year and spent two more years with Kansas City before moving on to coach the Toronto Marlboros.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1930-31 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 8 2 1 3 8 2 0 0 0 4
1931-32 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 10 5 3 8 10 4 0 0 0 18
1932-33 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 10 3 3 6 45 3 0 0 0 12
1933-34 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 5 2 1 3 12 3 0 2 2 12
1933-34 Toronto CCM TMHL 2 0 0 0 6
1933-34 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 13 4 12 16 46
1934-35 Syracuse Stars IHL 40 4 4 8 38 2 0 0 0 2
1935-36 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Syracuse Stars IHL 40 4 19 23 86 3 0 1 1 2
1936-37 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 3 7 10 32 2 0 1 1 2
1936-37 Syracuse Stars IAHL 9 0 3 3 12
1937-38 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 1 4 5 43 7 0 1 1 2
1938-39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 0 7 7 54 10 0 2 2 4
1939-40 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 23 2 2 4 23 10 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 3 12 15 59 7 1 2 3 13
1941-42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 22 0 4 4 27
1942-43 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 4 17 21 68 6 1 1 2 9
1943-44 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 4 12 16 32 5 1 0 1 8
1944-45 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 3 12 15 41 13 0 0 0 6
1945-46 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 1 7 8 31 4 0 1 1 2
1946-47 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 10 0 3 3 2
1946-47 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 26 0 10 10 30 10 0 3 3 0
1947-48 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 14 0 2 2 6
1948-49 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL
NHL Totals 424 21 87 108 412 64 3 8 11 46


Traded to Chicago by Toronto for cash and future considerations, July 9, 1945.
Named playing coach of Kansas City (USHL), December 1, 1946.
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