Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike McMahon
Mike McMahon of Brockville, Ontario enjoyed a 13-year professional hockey career, starting in his hometown in 1935 as a member of the Magedomas and played with the team in the Allan Cup tournament. He then played four years with the Cornwall Flyers where he gave new meaning to offensive defenseman. McMahon tallied 17 goals and 34 points in just 24 games, out-pointing many of the league's forwards. At 5'8" and a muscular 215 pounds, he was also extremely strong while carrying the puck. McMahon was known for his smooth puckhandling abilities while also combining a tough, aggressive defensive style of play making him a solid all-round contributor.

In 1939-40 he moved up to the QSHL and stronger competition when he joined the Cornwall Royals. Although his offensive statistics tailed off significantly, he continued to play a sound defensive game and was always regarded as one of the strongest players in the league. He spent three years with the Quebec Aces, which included a 1942 appearance in the Allan Cup.

McMahon's first taste of NHL action came during the 1943 playoffs, when he dressed for five games with the Montreal Canadiens. The following season he earned himself a regular spot on the team's roster, suiting up for 42 games, tallying 24 points. He appeared in all eight of Montreal's playoff games en route to the 1944 Stanley Cup championship when the Habs thrashed the Chicago Blackhawks in four-straight games in the finals.

McMahon spent the 1944-45 season back in the QSHL with the Montreal Royals but did play with the Canadiens for 13 games in 1945-46. He was also loaned to the Boston Bruins for two games as part of an earlier deal. McMahon played another three years of hockey in the minors, retiring in 1949 as a member of the Springfield Indians.

McMahon's son Mike Jr. played 224 games in the NHL with six different teams in the 1960's and 1970's.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1935-36 Brockville Magedomas LOVHL 17 11 8 19 27 7 6 3 9 8
1935-36 Brockville Magedomas Al-Cup 6 3 3 6 13
1936-37 Cornwall Flyers LOVHL 17 7 13 20 48 6 2 2 4 6
1937-38 Cornwall Flyers LOVHL 24 17 17 34 34 11 6 4 10 33
1937-38 Cornwall Flyers Al-Cup 11 6 4 10 33
1938-39 Cornwall Flyers LOVHL 38 20 34 54 144 9 3 5 8 22
1939-40 Cornwall Royals QSHL 30 2 7 9 81 5 2 3 5 14
1940-41 Quebec Aces QSHL 33 5 11 16 57 4 1 1 2 4
1941-42 Quebec Aces QSHL 40 16 11 27 76 7 4 2 6 14
1941-42 Quebec Aces Al-Cup 6 1 3 4 18
1942-43 Quebec Aces QSHL 33 6 24 30 73 4 1 2 3 20
1942-43 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 2 0 2 2 0
1942-43 Montreal Royals QSHL 1 0 0 0 2
1942-43 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 14
1943-44 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 7 17 24 98 8 1 2 3 16
1944-45 Montreal Royals QSHL 10 6 16 22 58 7 1 2 3 8
1945-46 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 0 1 1 2
1945-46 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1945-46 Buffalo Bisons AHL 26 2 14 16 50 12 5 1 6 14
1946-47 Dallas Texans USHL 13 1 3 4 43
1946-47 Buffalo Bisons AHL 50 12 28 40 68 4 1 0 1 4
1947-48 Houston Huskies USHL 39 7 11 18 91
1947-48 Buffalo Bisons AHL 17 2 9 11 15 8 0 2 2 16
1948-49 Springfield Indians AHL 16 2 4 6 14
NHL Totals 57 7 18 25 102 13 1 2 3 30


Father of Mike Jr. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (QSHL), September, 1945. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 24, 1945. Loaned to Boston by Montreal as compensation for Montreal's recall of Paul Bibeault, January 8, 1946. Returned to Montreal by Boston, January 17, 1946.
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