Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sammy McManus
Born in Belfast, Ireland Sammy McMannus played his minor hockey in Toronto after moving to Canada at a young age. By 17 he was skating with the Toronto Canoe Club in 1928. He remained on the team's roster for another year before heading to the east coast.

While in eastern Canada he played with several teams including the New Glasgow Tigers, Fredericton Capitals and Moncton Mohawks, a team that advanced to the Allan Cup and went on to win the 1933 championship with McMannus contributing a goal and two assists in eight games. The core players remained for the following season and once again the Mohawks were Allan Cup champs in 1934 with McMannus providing the bulk of the team's offensive, netting eight goals and 17 points in 12 games.

The excellent play by McMannus in the Allan Cup did not go unnoticed. The NHL's Montreal Maroons signed him to a free-agent contract in October, 1934. He played 25 games with Montreal that year, but with the likes of Earl Robinson, Herbert Cain and Russ Blinco providing the bulk of the offense, it left little ice time for McMannus, who managed just one assist while with the club. McMannus was traded several times but only played one more game in the NHL, that with the Boston Bruins in 1936-37.

McMannus played competitive hockey for another ten years with an assortment of teams and played in two more Allan Cup tournaments, one with the Saint John Beavers in 1944 and other with the Moncton Maroons in 1946. He played his final year of hockey with the Moncton Hawks in 1946-47 at the age of 35, and went out in grand style, having produced one of the best offensive seasons of his career, potting 37 goals and 71 points in 32 games.

McMannus was also the grandfather of NHLer Scott Pellerin.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1928-29 Toronto Canoe Club OHA-Jr. 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
1929-30 Toronto Canoe Club OHA-Jr. 9 2 3 5 8
1929-30 Toronto Willys-Overland TMHL 13 5 7 12 10
1930-31 New Glasgow Tigers NSEHL 24 7 10 17 28 2 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Fredericton Capitals MSHL 24 11 10 21 18 2 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Moncton Hawks MSHL 25 3 5 8 43 5 1 2 3 4
1932-33 Moncton Hawks Al-Cup 8 1 2 3 4
1933-34 Moncton Hawks MSHL 38 25 23 48 47 3 0 0 0 0
1933-34 Moncton Hawks Al-Cup 12 8 9 17 12
1934-35 Montreal Maroons NHL 25 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 10 2 4 6 6
1934-35 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 8 6 1 7 7
1935-36 Philadelphia Ramblers Can-Am 43 19 21 40 22 4 0 2 2 2
1936-37 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Providence Reds IAHL 34 12 9 21 6 3 0 0 0 2
1937-38 Providence Reds IAHL 45 8 19 27 18 7 3 1 4 2
1938-39 Hershey Bears IAHL 36 12 19 31 10 5 1 2 3 2
1939-40 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 46 4 20 24 10 9 2 5 7 4
1939-40 New Haven Eagles IAHL 6 1 1 2 2
1940-41 Kansas City Americans AHA 44 15 23 38 19 8 2 3 5 6
1941-42 St. Louis Flyers AHA 50 18 39 57 12 3 0 0 0 0
1942-43 New Haven Eagles AHL 28 13 13 26 4
1942-43 Washington Lions AHL 23 6 22 28 2
1943-44 Saint John Garrison Exhib. 6 7 8 15 0 6 8 6 14 10
1943-44 Saint John Beavers Al-Cup 9 28 15 43 8
1944-45 Moncton RCAF Flyers MNDHL 1 3 0 3 0
1944-45 Saint John Garrison SJDHL 1 3 0 3 0
1944-45 Saint John Beavers Exhib. 1 0 1 1 0
1944-45 Saint John Beavers Al-Cup 9 20 13 33 6
1945-46 Moncton Maroons Exhib. 13 27 15 42 11
1945-46 Moncton Maroons Al-Cup 4 15 3 18 2
1946-47 Moncton Hawks MSHL 32 37 34 71 13 9 8 9 17 2
NHL Totals 26 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0


Can-Am First All-Star Team (1936)
IAHL Second All-Star Team (1938)
AHA Second All-Star Team (1942)
Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons, October 31, 1934. Loaned to New Haven (Can-Am) by Mtl. Maroons (Windsor-IHL) for cash, January 6, 1935. Traded to NY Rangers by Mtl. Maroons for $10,000, October 26, 1935. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by NY Rangers for cash, September, 1936. Traded to Montreal by Mtl. Maroons for the rights to Buddy O'Connor, September 10, 1936. Traded to Boston by Montreal with Leroy Goldsworthy and $10,000 for Babe Siebert and Roger Jenkins, September 10, 1936. Loaned to New Haven (IAHL) by Pittsburgh (IAHL) for cash, February 12, 1940. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October, 1940. Traded to St. Louis (AHA) by Chicago with cash for Fido Purpur, May 3, 1941.
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