Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Carl Liscombe
Left-winger Carl Liscombe played nearly 400 games for the Detroit Red Wings in the 30s and 40s. He was a fine NHLer and later dominated the minor leagues, particularly the AHL.

Born in Perth, Ontario, "Lefty" Liscombe played a year of senior hockey with the Hamilton Tigers before joining the IAHL's Detroit Olympics in 1935-36. He moved on to the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL the next season before scoring 14 goals as an NHL rookie for the Wings in 1937-38.

Liscombe was a fine scorer on Detroit through the 1945-46 season. He was a key member of the 1943 Stanley Cup champions and scored 36 goals in 1943-44 while playing on a line with Syd Howe and Mud Bruneteau. In all, Liscombe hit double figures in goals scored seven times in nine big league seasons.

In 1946-47, the veteran forward began a four year stretch where he terrorized goalies in the AHL. In 1948 and 1949 he hit the 50-goal mark for the Providence Reds and was the recipient of the Les Cunningham Award as league MVP both years. He was also named to the AHL first and second all-star teams once each and won the scoring race with 118 points in 1947-48. In 1949 Liscombe helped Providence win the Calder Cup. After marching through AHL defences, the savvy veteran moved into the IHL briefly. In 1950-51 he was voted on to the league's second all-star team after scoring 29 goals for the Sarnia Sailors and Detroit Hettche. Liscombe retired in 1954 after playing two years of senior hockey with the Chatham Maroons of the OHA.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1933-34 Galt Terriers OHA-B 13 6 1 7 20 2 1 0 1 8
1934-35 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 19 22 6 28 20 6 1 0 1 2
1935-36 Detroit Olympics IHL 47 12 8 20 37 6 1 1 2 4
1936-37 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 50 8 13 21 23 5 0 1 1 2
1937-38 Detroit Red Wings NHL 41 14 10 24 30
1937-38 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 5 3 1 4 17
1938-39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 41 8 18 26 13 6 0 0 0 2
1939-40 Detroit Red Wings NHL 25 2 7 9 4
1939-40 Indianapolis Capitols IAHL 24 8 11 19 9 5 2 1 3 2
1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 33 10 10 20 0 8 4 3 7 12
1940-41 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 19 4 5 9 7
1941-42 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 13 17 30 14 12 6 6 12 2
1942-43 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 19 23 42 19 10 6 8 14 2
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 36 37 73 17 5 1 0 1 2
1944-45 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 23 9 32 18 14 4 2 6 0
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 12 9 21 2 4 1 0 1 0
1946-47 St. Louis Flyers AHL 37 16 10 26 12
1946-47 Providence Reds AHL 26 19 22 41 4
1947-48 Providence Reds AHL 68 50 68 118 10 5 1 1 2 2
1948-49 Providence Reds AHL 68 55 47 102 2 14 3 2 5 2
1949-50 Providence Reds AHL 57 13 29 42 16 3 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Hamilton Tigers OMHL 4 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Sarnia<196>Detroit IHL 45 29 23 52 9 3 1 0 1 0
1951-52 Detroit Hettche IHL 45 35 31 66 14
1952-53 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 14 4 7 11 2
1953-54 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 12 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 373 137 140 277 117 59 22 19 41 20


AHL First All-Star Team (1948)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1948)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1948, 1949)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1949)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1951)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 24, 1935. Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Detroit for cash, August 17, 1946. Traded to Providence (AHL) by St. Louis (AHL) with Eddie Bush, Roly Rossignol and cash for Bill McComb and Russ Brayshaw, January 9, 1947.
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