Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ott Heller
Ott Heller played his junior hockey in his hometown of Berlin (Kitchener) before turning pro with the Springfield Indians of the Canadian-American League in 1929-30. In 1931-32 he was traded to the New York Rangers for cash and played 21 games as a Blueshirt. The following year, Heller played his first full NHL season, and helped the Rangers to win the Stanley Cup.

Heller's consistent play and three playoff goals won accolades from his coaches. It was no surprise that he was back again the following season. In fact, Heller played fifteen consecutive seasons with the New York Rangers in an era when only one other player (Dit Clapper) played in more consecutive seasons in the NHL. Heller consistently played between 35 and 50 games a season, at that time a full schedule.

He was part of the Rangers 1939-40 Stanley Cup team, winning his second championship at the age of 30. He stayed with New York until the 1945-46 season; he later moved into the minors as a playing coach. He played predominantly in the AHL, continuing to put up double-digit point totals well past the age when most players would hang up their skates. He retired from professional hockey in 1956.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1928-29 Kitchener Greenshirts OHA-Jr.
1929-30 Springfield Indians Can-Am 26 6 2 8 32
1930-31 Springfield Indians Can-Am 38 16 15 31 85 7 0 2 2 26
1931-32 Springfield Indians Can-Am 21 7 7 14 30
1931-32 New York Rangers NHL 21 2 2 4 9 7 3 1 4 8
1932-33 New York Rangers NHL 40 5 7 12 31 8 3 0 3 10
1933-34 New York Rangers NHL 48 2 5 7 29 2 0 0 0 0
1934-35 New York Rangers NHL 47 3 11 14 31 4 0 1 1 4
1935-36 New York Rangers NHL 43 2 11 13 40
1936-37 New York Rangers NHL 48 5 12 17 42 9 0 0 0 11
1937-38 New York Rangers NHL 48 2 14 16 68 3 0 1 1 2
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 48 0 23 23 42 7 0 1 1 10
1939-40 New York Rangers NHL 47 5 14 19 26 12 0 3 3 12
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 48 2 16 18 42 3 0 1 1 4
1941-42 New York Rangers NHL 35 6 5 11 22 6 0 0 0 0
1942-43 New York Rangers NHL 45 4 14 18 14
1943-44 New York Rangers NHL 50 8 27 35 29
1944-45 New York Rangers NHL 45 7 12 19 26
1945-46 New York Rangers NHL 34 2 3 5 14
1945-46 St. Paul Saints USHL 16 2 5 7 4 6 0 1 1 4
1946-47 New Haven Ramblers AHL 64 7 29 36 40 3 0 0 0 6
1947-48 New Haven Ramblers AHL 67 6 25 31 40 4 1 0 1 6
1948-49 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 55 6 21 27 24 2 0 0 0 4
1949-50 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 30 0 1 1 6 4 0 0 0 2
1950-51 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 48 4 12 16 34 2 0 1 1 2
1951-52 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 48 4 15 19 40
1952-53 New Haven Nutmegs EAHL 21 2 6 8 14
1952-53 Kitchener Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 24 3 10 13 20
1952-53 Cleveland Barons AHL 5 0 0 0 2
1953-54 Marion Barons IHL 64 4 25 29 70 5 0 2 2 6
1954-55 Valleyfield Braves QHL 18 0 3 3 4
1954-55 Cleveland Barons AHL 6 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 4
1955-56 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 7 0 2 2 10
NHL Totals 647 55 176 231 465 61 6 8 14 61


NHL Second All-Star Team (1941)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1947)
AHL First All-Star Team (1948)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1954)
Traded to NY Rangers by Springfield (Can-Am) for cash, May 9, 1931. Loaned to Springfield (Can-Am) by NY Rangers for cash, November 2, 1931.
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