Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Kryzanowski
A solid positional defenceman who could head-man the puck effectively, Ed Kryznowski played over 200 NHL games with the Boston Bruins and Chicago Black Hawks in the post-war years. He also excelled at the Canadian University level and in the minor leagues.

Born in the northern Ontario town of Fort Frances, Kryznowski starred with the University of Toronto in 1947-48 before turning pro. He split the 1948-49 season between the Boston Bruins and the AHL's Hershey Bears then assumed a regular place on the team for three years.

In August 1952 he and Vic Lynn were sold to the Chicago Black Hawks. Kryznowski's best days were behind him at this point and he only played five NHL games in 1952-53. He spent his last three NHL seasons as a valuable member of Hershey's defensive contingent before retiring in 1956.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 Fort Frances Maple Leafs TBSHL
1943-44 Fort Frances Maple Leafs Al-Cup 2 0 1 1 2
1944-45 Cornwallis Navy NNDHL
1945-46 University of Toronto OUAA 6 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 2
1946-47 University of Toronto CIAU 9 4 11 15 10 1 0 1 1 0
1946-47 Toronto Stoneys TIHL 5 1 2 3 4 8 4 3 7 4
1947-48 University of Toronto OUAA 12 10 12 22 12 1 2 0 2 0
1947-48 Fort Frances Canadians TBSHL
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 36 1 3 4 10 5 0 1 1 2
1948-49 Hershey Bears AHL 18 0 8 8 6
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 57 6 10 16 12
1949-50 Hershey Bears AHL 10 1 1 2 4
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 69 3 6 9 10 6 0 0 0 2
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 70 5 3 8 33 7 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Providence Reds AHL 51 5 26 31 19
1953-54 Providence Reds AHL 70 2 14 16 37
1954-55 Hershey Bears AHL 60 7 14 21 37
1955-56 Hershey Bears AHL 64 9 26 35 53
NHL Totals 237 15 22 37 65 18 0 1 1 4


Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 8, 1948. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, August 14, 1952. Traded to Boston by Chicago for cash, October 31, 1952. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Boston for cash, November 8, 1952. Played for the Warroad Lakers (U.S.-Sr.) from 1958-59 to 1961-62 (no statistics are available).
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