Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Albert Leduc
Defenceman Albert Leduc played nearly 400 games in the 1920s and '30s. He was a clever goal scorer who often played rough when protecting his own end.

Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, Leduc spent the 1923-24 season with the senior Montreal Hochelega club. After spending a year in the Eastern Canada League with the Montreal Nationals, the solid defender joined the Canadiens in 1925-26. "Battleship" spent eight years with Montreal delivering solid hits and making life difficult for opposing forwards. He helped the Canadiens win consecutive Stanley Cups in 1930 and 1931 and was a popular figure with the Forum crowd.

Leduc split the 1933-34 season between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers before returning to the Canadiens for four games the next season. After leaving the NHL, Leduc became a fan favorite in the Can-Am League. He was particularly effective as a member of the Providence Reds in 1935-36 and was named to the league's second all-star team. He retired as a player in 1937 then spent a year coaching the senior Verdun Maple Leafs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1920-21 Valleyfield Braves MCHL
1921-22 University of Montreal MCHL
1922-23 Quebec Aces QCHL
1923-24 Montreal Voltigeurs MCHL
1923-24 Montreal Hochelaga MCHL 9 6 0 6 4
1924-25 Montreal Nationale ECHL 11 9 0 9
1925-26 Montreal Canadiens NHL 32 10 3 13 62
1926-27 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 5 2 7 62 4 0 0 0 2
1927-28 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 8 5 13 73 2 1 0 1 5
1928-29 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 9 2 11 79 3 1 0 1 4
1929-30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 6 8 14 90 6 1 3 4 8
1930-31 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 8 6 14 82 7 0 2 2 9
1931-32 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 5 3 8 60 4 1 1 2 2
1932-33 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 5 3 8 62 2 1 0 1 2
1933-34 Ottawa Senators NHL 32 1 3 4 34
1933-34 New York Rangers NHL 10 0 0 0 6
1934-35 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1934-35 Quebec Castors Can-Am 41 12 14 26 53 3 0 0 0 13
1935-36 Providence Reds Can-Am 48 5 15 20 82 7 2 2 4 8
1936-37 Providence Reds IAHL 38 2 8 10 48 3 0 2 2 2
1937-38 Verdun Maple Leafs QSHL
NHL Totals 383 57 35 92 614 28 5 6 11 32


Can-Am Second All-Star Team (1936) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, April 16, 1925. Traded to Ottawa by Montreal for cash with Montreal retaining the right of repurchase, October 22, 1933. Loaned to NY Rangers by Ottawa for remainder of 1933-34 season, February 15, 1934. Traded to Montreal by Ottawa for cash, April 9, 1934. Signed as playing manager/coach of Quebec (Can-Am) with Montreal retaining right of recall, October 24, 1934. Traded to Providence (Can-Am) by Springfield (Can-Am) for Chris Speyer and Leo Murray and named playing-coach, October 12, 1935.
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