Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ross Johnstone
Defenseman Ross Johnstone played his major junior hockey in the OHA with the Toronto Marlboros before being sent to the Oshawa Generals midway through the 1942-43 season. The Generals were one of the top teams in the province that year and the addition of Johnstone helped solidify their defense for the playoff run.

Johnstone and the Generals advanced to the Memorial Cup where he contributed three goals and six points in 13 games. His 27 minutes in penalties were also a testament to his willingness to mix it up when required.

By the time he was 18, the 185-pound Johnstone was playing in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 1943-44 he dressed for 18 games, scoring twice on a strong Leafs team led by the likes of Lorne Carr, Gus Bodnar and Ted Kennedy.

In 1944-45, Johnstone played another 24 games with Toronto, which was to be the last year he would ever play in the NHL although he continued to play another seven years of professional hockey with six different teams.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1941-42 Etobicoke Indians ON-Jr.B 8 2 3 5 2
1942-43 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 19 1 9 10 16 3 0 1 1 6
1942-43 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 13 3 3 6 27
1942-43 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 11 2 3 5 23
1943-44 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 2 0 2 6 3 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Providence Reds AHL 6 1 0 1 2
1944-45 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 24 3 4 7 8
1945-46 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 56 1 7 8 23
1946-47 Springfield Indians AHL 33 1 7 8 2 2 1 0 1 0
1947-48 Springfield Indians AHL 68 2 19 21 10
1948-49 New Haven Ramblers AHL 10 1 3 4 2
1949-50 Detroit Hettche IHL 18 7 3 10 6 3 1 0 1 0
1950-51 Toronto Marlboros OMHL 31 7 6 13 36 3 1 1 2 0
1951-52 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 38 7 10 17 8
NHL Totals 42 5 4 9 14 3 0 0 0 0


Traded to Toronto by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, November 7, 1942.
Suspended by Toronto for refusing to report to Tulsa (USHL), October, 1946. Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Toronto for cash, December 31, 1946. Played for the Sundridge Beavers (OHA-Int.) from 1953-54 to 1956-57 (no statistics are available).
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