Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pat Hannigan
Pat Hannigan began his professional hockey career with the Winnipeg Warriors of the WHL in 1956-57. He spent the next three seasons in the minors before playing his first NHL game for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1959-60 season. That was his only NHL appearance that year.

He played the rest of that season and most of the next with the AHL Rochester Americans, having been traded to the Rangers in November 1960. He played 53 regular season games for New York that season. In 1961-62, he was full time Blueshirt, playing in 56 regular season and four playoff games.

From 1962-63 through 1966-67, Hannigan was again in the minors. During the 1964-65 season he recorded a career high 92 points, earning a spot on the AHL First All-Star team. He was claimed by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1967 Expansion Draft. Hannigan was a Broad Street Bully for all of the 1967-68 season, playing 65 regular season and seven playoff games in the orange and black. He returned for seven games the following seasons, before returning to the Buffalo Bison of the AHL.

In March 1969, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks, at that time still a WHL franchise. His NHL rights were transferred to Vancouver in December when the Canucks entered the NHL. He was traded to Toronto in August 1970 and finished his professional career with the Phoenix Roadrunners, playing ten games in during the 1970-71 season before hanging up his skates.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1953-54 Schumacher Lions NOJHA
1953-54 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 20 1 2 3 17 1 0 0 0 0
1954-55 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 44 13 19 32 40 5 2 3 5 2
1955-56 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 46 38 31 69 121 8 5 8 13 2
1956-57 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 67 12 19 31 82
1957-58 New Westminster Royals WHL 52 26 28 54 67 4 1 0 1 2
1957-58 Rochester Americans AHL 8 0 4 4 4
1958-59 New Westminster Royals WHL 69 37 46 83 73
1958-59 Rochester Americans AHL 4 0 1 1 0
1959-60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Rochester Americans AHL 65 29 33 62 91 11 4 6 10 14
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 13 5 6 11 4
1960-61 New York Rangers NHL 53 11 9 20 24
1961-62 New York Rangers NHL 56 8 14 22 34 4 0 0 0 2
1962-63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 40 16 20 36 35
1963-64 Portland Buckaroos WHL 34 12 8 20 43
1963-64 Buffalo Bisons AHL 40 9 24 33 20
1964-65 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 38 54 92 118 9 3 4 7 23
1965-66 Buffalo Bisons AHL 66 21 43 64 69
1966-67 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 18 38 56 37
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 65 11 15 26 36 +6 7 1 2 3 9
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 0 1 1 22 -4
1968-69 Buffalo Bisons AHL 31 14 25 39 37
1968-69 Vancouver Canucks WHL 12 4 4 8 2 6 4 1 5 4
1969-70 Vancouver Canucks WHL 69 28 42 70 47
1970-71 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 10 1 2 3 0
NHL Totals 182 30 39 69 116 11 1 2 3 11


Brother of Gord and Ray
WHL Coast Division First All-Star Team (1959)
AHL First All-Star Team (1965)
Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto with Johnny Wilson for Eddie Shack, November 7, 1960. Traded to Portland (WHL) by NY Rangers for Howie Glover, September 19, 1963. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Portland (WHL) for Cliff Schmautz, December, 1963. Claimed by Detroit from Chicago (Buffalo-AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 8, 1965. Traded to Chicago (Buffalo-AHL) by Detroit for $15,000, November 15, 1965. Claimed by Philadelphia from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Philadelphia for cash, March 2, 1969. NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969. Traded to Toronto (Phoenix-WHL) by Vancouver with Ted McCaskill for Andre Hinse, August, 1970.
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