Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Norm Locking
Norm Locking was a left-wing/centre who spent parts of two seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks in the mid-30s. He was best known as a top goal scorer in the minors, particularly the American League.

Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Locking began his career with the IAHL's Pittsburgh Yellowjackets in 1931-32 before moving on to the AHA the following year. In 1933-34 he led the IAHL with 24 goals while playing for the Cleveland Barons. The next season he registered seven points and played solid defence as an NHL rookie with Chicago.

Locking played 13 NHL games in 1935-36 but spent more time with the London Tecumsehs of the IAHL. Over the next eight seasons he was a top performer in the AHL. He split his time between the Syracuse Stars and Cleveland Barons and one a Calder Cup in each city. Locking also topped the 20-goal mark four times, led the AHL in scoring during the 1939-40 season and was a two-time selection to the league's first all-star team. He retired after injuries limited him to 19 games with Cleveland in 1943-44.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1931-32 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets IHL 29 2 0 2 12
1932-33 St. Paul/Tulsa AHA 39 11 11 22 32 4 1 0 1 10
1933-34 Cleveland Falcons IHL 40 24 10 34 21
1934-35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 35 2 5 7 19
1935-36 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 13 0 1 1 7
1935-36 London Tecumsehs IHL 33 11 12 23 22 2 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Buffalo Bisons IAHL 11 1 4 5 8
1936-37 Syracuse Stars IAHL 36 12 13 25 26 9 1 3 4 2
1937-38 Syracuse Stars IAHL 48 19 17 36 13 8 4 3 7 0
1938-39 Syracuse Stars IAHL 53 20 30 50 28 3 0 1 1 2
1939-40 Syracuse Stars IAHL 55 31 32 63 12
1940-41 Cleveland Barons AHL 52 25 19 44 27 9 0 4 4 4
1941-42 Cleveland Barons AHL 54 14 32 46 7 5 1 1 2 0
1942-43 Cleveland Barons AHL 56 26 40 66 14 3 1 2 3 2
1943-44 Cleveland Barons AHL 19 9 9 18 0 11 0 6 6 0
NHL Totals 48 2 6 8 26


IAHL First All-Star Team (1940)
AHL First All-Star Team (1941)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
Rights traded to Chicago by Tulsa (AHA) for Lou Holmes, March 7, 1933. Traded to Cleveland (IHL) by Chicago for cash, November, 1933. Traded to Chicago by Cleveland (IHL) for cash, November 1, 1934. Loaned to London (IHL) by Chicago for the return from loan of Bill Kendall, January 23, 1936.
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