Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Krulicki
Left-winger Jim Krulicki played most of the 1970-71 season with the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings. He also experienced success in junior and the minor leagues.

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Krulicki played four years with the hometown Rangers of the OHA. He recorded consecutive 20-goal seasons in 1967 and 1968 and intrigued the parent New York Rangers in NHL. Krulicki was assigned to Omaha of the CHL where he handled the transition to the pro game and a more defensive role as a player. He also joined the AHL Buffalo Bisons for seven playoff games during their successful march to the Calder Cup championship in 1970.

Krulicki played 27 games with the powerful New York Rangers in 1970-71 but had difficulty gaining sufficient ice time. The Blueshirts were one of the strongest teams in the NHL and iced Vic Hadfield, Steve Vickers, Ted Irvine, and Glen Sather at left wing. Late in the season, Krulicki was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for steady defenceman Dale Rolfe. He played 14 games in Motown before retiring at the end of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Kitchener Greenshirts ON-Jr.B
1964-65 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 48 16 8 24 41 19 4 4 8 4
1966-67 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 48 25 24 49 50 13 10 3 13 19
1966-67 Omaha Knights CPHL 3 0 0 0 0
1967-68 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 51 28 31 59 49 19 3 13 16 32
1968-69 Omaha Knights CHL 32 3 6 9 10
1969-70 Omaha Knights CHL 72 9 19 28 26 12 5 7 12 22
1969-70 Buffalo Bisons AHL 7 3 2 5 5
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 27 0 2 2 6 -1
1970-71 Omaha Knights CHL 9 2 4 6 7
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 0 1 1 0 -6
NHL Totals 41 0 3 3 6


Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Dale Rolfe, March 2, 1971.
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