Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Yip Radley
"Yip" Radley had his early hockey training in the Ottawa city leagues before attending the New York Americans training camp in 1930. The Americans gathered their recruits together in Galt, Ontario that fall and Radley showed promise in the exhibition games. On November 3rd he assisted on the second New Haven goal as the farm team lost to the parent club 8-4.The Americans, intending to dispatch Radley to New Haven, kept him back for the opening night of their 1930-31 schedule. Yip was listed as a spare player and did not register in the scoring summary.

After his first professional game he was sent down to the Eagles for seasoning. Radley wound up staying three seasons in New Haven before leaving the team. The rugged defenseman, who kept fit in the off-season as a professional wrestler, moved on to the IHL Cleveland Indians for 1933-34 and racked up fine numbers with four goals and six assists. Radley moved from Cleveland to St. Louis early the following season. After a season with Tulsa, Yip attended the Montreal Maroon training camp at the Montreal Forum in 1936. He was a long shot to make the team and it was thought that he would take a post with a Pacific Coast team.

At the end of camp Tommy Gorman, the Maroon boss, chose to keep Radley as a utility defenseman. Radley got his chance when Jerry Carson went down with an injury after the opening game. Radley got into the lineup for the next six matches until Carson returned. Further Maroon injuries kept Radley in the lineup for almost two months. The highlight of Radley's 1936-37 season came on December 26, 1936, when he led a rush against the New York American at the Forum. Yip passed off to Herbie Cain who shot the puck on Roy Worters at a tough angle. Bob Gracie, trailing the play, batted in the rebound. That assist was Radley's only NHL point. When the Maroons defensive corps returned to full strength Radley was shipped out to the Providence Reds on January 26, 1937. Yip Radley played a several more year in the minors before returning to Ontario to play senior hockey in Kingston.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1926-27 Ottawa Rideaus OCHL 14 1 2 3
1927-28 Ottawa Rideaus OCHL 4 0 0 0
1928-29 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 15 2 1 3
1929-30 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 20 3 1 4 57 6 3 1 4 20
1930-31 New York Americans NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1930-31 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 34 1 2 3 77
1931-32 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 39 4 0 4 26 2 0 0 0 0
1932-33 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 27 1 0 1 34
1933-34 Cleveland Falcons IHL 43 4 6 10 92
1934-35 Cleveland Falcons IHL 5 0 0 0 4
1934-35 St. Louis Flyers AHA 40 6 6 12 63 6 1 1 2 26
1935-36 Tulsa Oilers AHA 47 5 6 11 72 2 1 1 2 2
1936-37 Montreal Maroons NHL 17 0 1 1 13
1936-37 Providence Reds IAHL 4 1 0 1 0
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 2 0 0 0 0
1937-38 Tulsa Oilers AHA 47 0 10 10 68 4 0 1 1 5
1938-39 Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 10 0 1 1 12
1938-39 Wichita Skyhawks AHA 19 4 5 9 8
1939-40 Wichita Skyhawks AHA 6 0 1 1 6
1940-41 Kingston Combines OHA-Sr.
1941-42 Kingston Combines OHA-Sr. 16 0 2 2 13
NHL Totals 18 0 1 1 13


AHA Second All-Star Team (1936) Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 22, 1930. Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons, October 16, 1936.
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