Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Norm Shay
Born in Huntsville, Ontario on February 3rd, 1899 Norman Shay played defense and right wing during his hockey career. The Boston Bruins, who were struggling through their first season in the National Hockey League in 1924-35 signed Shay as a free agent on January 9th, 1925 and he made his NHL debut shortly after.

Shay played 18 games with the Bruins and managed a goal and an assist in that time. Just 13 games into his second season the Bruins traded Shay to the Toronto St. Pat's in exchange for cash and Shay enjoyed his greatest NHL success there.

In 22 games with Toronto Shay scored three goals and an assist. It would be his last hurrah in the NHL. The following autumn Shay was claimed on waivers by the New Haven Eagles, a franchises in the Can-Am League.

Shay played four seasons in the league split between the Eagles and the Philadelphia Arrows before retiring in 1930. Shay, however remained in hockey, and the Can-Am League, when he became a referee after his playing days.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1920-21 Port Colborne Sailors OHA-Int.
1921-22 Boston Westminsters USAHA 4 1 0 1
1922-23 New Haven Westminsters USAHA 7 0 7
1923-24 New Haven Bears USAHA 12 6 0 6
1924-25 Boston Bruins NHL 18 1 2 3 14
1925-26 Boston Bruins NHL 13 1 0 1 2
1925-26 Toronto St. Pats NHL 22 3 1 4 18
1926-27 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 22 4 2 6 48 4 0 0 0 2
1927-28 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 7 1 0 1 14
1928-29 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 3 0 0 0 0
1929-30 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 40 6 3 9 59
NHL Totals 53 5 3 8 34


Signed as a free agent by Boston, January 9, 1925. Traded to Toronto by Boston for cash, January 14, 1926. Claimed on waivers by New Haven (Can-Am) from Toronto, October 18, 1926.
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