Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Reigle
Ed Reigle missed out on a Memorial Cup by a year due to his enlistment in the Canadian Army during World War II. Oshawa took junior hockey's top prize in 1944. He turned professional after the war with the Indianapolis Capitals. Reigle split parts of the next five seasons between the AHL, IHL and USHL, in cities like Omaha, Detroit and Cleveland. It was in the latter city that Boston Bruins scouts developed an interest in the defenseman. The Bruins assumed his contract in 1950.

Edmund Reigle began his 1950-51 season with Hershey by stabilizing their defensive corps. As the season progressed, he took an active role in the offense with his bullet-like shot. His shot was remarkably accurate from 40 feet and helped him earn a promotion to the Bruins. Reigle earned two assists in his 17 games with the Bruins that season , his only one in the National Hockey League. Reigle became a Cleveland Baron in 1 951 and stayed there for four seasons. An injury kept him out of the lineup for the Barons 1953 Calder Cup triumph but he stood tall on the defense in 1954 as the team defended its title. The Barons swept Buffalo and edged Cleveland to claim the championship. Reigle recorded five points in seven games in the 1954 playoffs.

He returned to Canada in 1955 to operate as the player-coach of the North Bay Trappers for two seasons. Hockey was not through with Ed Reigle though. Hockey officials in Sweden were eager to improve their junior system enticed Reigle to move to Europe. Accomplishing that mission, he moved on to Switzerland in 1962 to coach in league play before taking on the challenge of preparing the West German team for the 1968 Winter Olympics. He ended his European stay a year later.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1940-41 East Kildonan North Stars MJHL 1 0 0 0 2
1941-42 East Kildonan North Stars MJHL 18 4 7 11 29 2 1 0 1 4
1942-43 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 22 4 6 10 28 20 5 5 10 31
1942-43 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 10 1 2 3 10
1943-44
1944-45 Toronto Army Shamrocks TIHL 1 0 0 0 2
1944-45 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 28 1 5 6 24 5 1 3 4 2
1945-46 Omaha Knights USHL 46 12 11 23 100 7 0 4 4 7
1945-46 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 7 0 3 3 7
1946-47 Omaha Knights USHL 19 0 0 0 22 11 1 1 2 2
1946-47 Detroit Metal Moldings IHL 4 1 0 1 2
1947-48 Omaha Knights USHL 53 16 17 33 58 3 0 0 0 20
1948-49 Omaha Knights USHL 62 9 25 34 109 4 0 0 0 2
1949-50 Cleveland Barons AHL 62 5 20 25 62 9 0 4 4 16
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 17 0 2 2 25
1950-51 Hershey Bears AHL 50 6 31 37 76 3 0 0 0 6
1951-52 Cleveland Barons AHL 64 10 35 45 119 5 0 3 3 6
1952-53 Cleveland Barons AHL 49 3 35 38 47
1953-54 Cleveland Barons AHL 68 10 26 36 95 7 1 4 5 8
1954-55 Cleveland Barons AHL 62 7 30 37 90 4 0 1 1 2
1955-56 North Bay Trappers NOHA 51 7 18 25 66 10 0 6 6 8
1956-57 North Bay Trappers NOHA 54 8 22 30 62 13 3 5 8 16
NHL Totals 17 0 2 2 25


AHL Second All-Star Team (1952, 1953)
NOHA First All-Star Team (1956)
Traded to Boston by Cleveland (AHL) for cash, April 17, 1950. Traded to Detroit by Boston for cash, May, 1951. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Steve Kraftcheck for $30,000, May 14, 1951. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers with Jackie Gordon, Fred Shero, Fern Perreault and cash for Wally Hergesheimer and Hy Buller, May 14, 1951.
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