Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Francis Kane
Francis "Red" Kane played a pair of games on the Detroit Red Wings' defence in 1943-44. He was a competent amateur and minor pro defender who looked after matters in his own end and moved the puck ahead to the forwards consistently well.

The native of Stratford, Ontario played a year with the Falconbridge Falcons before joining the OHA's Brantford Lions in 1942-43. Outside of the two-game recall with Detroit, Kane played almost his whole first year as a pro with AHL's Indianapolis Capitols. After anchoring the Caps' blueline in 1944-45 he moved on to the St. Louis Flyers before switching leagues early in 1945-46 to play for the Tulsa Oilers of the USHL.

Kane excelled for three years on the defence of the Fort Worth Rangers of the USHL from 1946 to 1949. He spent his last two years in the PCHL and AHL until he retired in 1951.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1941-42 Falconbridge Falcons NOJHA 9 1 1 2 10 2 1 0 1 0
1942-43 Brantford Lions OHA-Jr. 20 3 3 6 42 10 1 3 4 18
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 51 6 13 19 17 5 0 4 4 0
1944-45 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 59 4 8 12 95 5 0 0 0 4
1945-46 St. Louis Flyers AHL 5 0 0 0 10
1945-46 Tulsa Oilers USHL 47 8 7 15 127 13 0 0 0 14
1946-47 Fort Worth Rangers USHL 59 3 13 16 69 8 0 0 0 12
1947-48 Fort Worth Rangers USHL 57 8 15 23 61 4 0 3 3 0
1948-49 Fort Worth Rangers USHL 62 2 22 24 116 2 1 1 2 2
1949-50 Oakland<196>L.A. Blades PCHL 51 4 7 11 88 16 1 8 9 43
1950-51 New Haven Eagles AHL 28 1 7 8 45
1950-51 Springfield Indians AHL 11 0 1 1 4
1950-51 Vancouver Canucks PCHL 18 1 9 10 25
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


Traded to Tulsa (USHL) by Detroit for cash, November, 1945. Signed as a free agent by Springfield (AHL) and assigned to Fort Worth (USHL), October, 1946. Loaned to LA Monarchs (PCHL) by Springfield (AHL) after Oakland (PCHL) franchise folded, December 20, 1949.
Recalled by Springfield (AHL) when New Haven (AHL) franchise folded, December 10, 1950.
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