Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gus Kyle
Defenceman Gus Kyle played three full seasons in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. He was also an accomplished senior and minor pro player in a career that lasted more than 15 years.

Kyle played a year with Pere Murray's Notre Dame Hounds in 1940-41. He entered the professional ranks the next year with the New York Rovers of the EHL and garnered the attention of the Rangers' brass. Kyle next moved into senior hockey with the Ottawa Postal Corps and Fredericton Army before settling down for a three-year stay with the Saint John Beavers.

In the late 1940s he played two years with the WSHL's Regina Caps where he was reunited with his younger brother, Bill. Kyle joined the Rangers in 1949-50 and played a solid role on the team's blueline. He registered three points and played solid defence that spring when the Blueshirts narrowly lost to Detroit in a seven-game Stanley Cup final. Lyle continued to play effectively the next year but was traded to the Boston Bruins on the eve of the opening training camp in 1951.

He played a regular shift for the Bruins in 1951-52 and topped the NHL with 127 penalty minutes. Following his NHL career, Kyle played four years with the Calgary Stampeders of the WHL before calling it quits in 1956.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Notre Dame Hounds High-SK 7 1 0 1 2
1940-41 Notre Dame Hounds High-SK 17 7 8 15 29 2 0 0 0 2
1941-42 New York Rovers EAHL 57 5 17 22 89 7 1 2 3 18
1942-43 Ottawa Postal Corps OCHL 18 7 18 25 43 4 1 4 5 2
1943-44 Fredericton Army NBDHL 5 8 3 11
1943-44 Saint John Beavers NBDHL 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0
1944-45 Saint John Beavers Al-Cup 6 5 0 5 14
1945-46 Saint John Beavers SJCHL 9 4 5 9 16 2 2 1 3 0
1945-46 Saint John Beavers Al-Cup 8 4 4 8 32
1946-47 Saint John Beavers MSHL 39 24 41 65 115 6 4 6 10 8
1947-48 Regina Capitals WCSHL 43 15 20 35 76 4 1 0 1 4
1948-49 Regina Capitals WCSHL 40 5 10 15 100 7 0 0 0 8
1948-49 Regina Capitals Al-Cup 14 2 6 8 28
1949-50 New York Rangers NHL 70 3 5 8 143 12 1 2 3 30
1950-51 New York Rangers NHL 64 2 3 5 92
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 69 1 12 13 127 2 0 0 0 4
1952-53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 70 8 22 30 146 5 0 3 3 18
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders WHL 69 10 17 27 94 12 0 5 5 23
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders Ed-Cup 7 0 3 3 6
1954-55 Calgary Stampeders WHL 66 5 16 21 88 9 0 3 3 8
1955-56 Calgary Stampeders WHL 7 0 3 3 10
NHL Totals 203 6 20 26 362 14 1 2 3 34


Brother of Bill
MSHL First All-Star Team (1947)
WCSHL Second All-Star Team (1949)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 7, 1949. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers with the rights to Penti Lund and cash for Paul Ronty, September 20, 1951.
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