Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Claude Evans
Born in Longueil, Quebec, on April 28, 1933, goaltender Claude Evans spent three seasons with the Montreal Nationale before turning pro with the International Hockey League's Cincinnati Mohawks. Evans put up All-Star numbers for the Mohawks leading the league in games played with 60, wins with 43 and shutouts with five. A busy 1953-54 saw Evans suit up for four different clubs, but by the following season Evans had reached the NHL.

Though most of his season was spent with the Montreal Royals of the Quebec Hockey League, Evans played four games with the Canadiens. With the Habs, Evans had an even 2-2 record, but was returned to the minors where he stayed for two full seasons.

Late in the 1957-58 season, Evans signed a free agent deal with the Boston Bruins. Evans returned to the NHL with the Bruins in March of that year playing one game for the B's.

Evans was an All-Star the next year in the Quebec Hockey League, but he never made it back to the NHL. He played three more years, the majority with the Vancouver Canucks of the Western Hockey League before retiring following the 1960-61 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1949-50 Montreal Nationale QJHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1950-51 Montreal Nationale QJHL 44 25 19 0 0 4.18 3 1 2 0 0 4.67
1951-52 Montreal Nationale QJHL 50 28 21 1 1 3.96 9 4 5 0 0 3.64
1952-53 Cincinnati Mohawks IHL 60 43 13 4 5 2.53 9 8 1 0 1 2.11
1953-54 Montreal Royals QHL 14 6 5 3 2 2.97 2 1 1 0 0 2.50
1953-54 Valleyfield Braves QHL 8 3 5 0 0 3.88
1953-54 Providence Reds AHL 3 0 3 0 0 4.67
1953-54 Victoria Cougars WHL 14 7 6 1 0 3.28 5 1 4 0 0 5.60
1954-55 Montreal Royals QHL 21 10 8 3 0 3.45
1954-55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 1 2 0 0 3.60
1954-55 Quebec Aces QHL 13 9 3 1 2 3.20 4 2 2 0 1 2.75
1954-55 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 4 2 2 0 0 3.75
1955-56 Quebec Aces QHL 57 21 33 8 2 3.50
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 32 8 23 0 1 4.47
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 53 27 21 5 1 3.19 13 6 7 0 3 3.07
1957-58 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 1 0 4.00
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 21 9 11 0 2 4.13
1958-59 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 38 21 16 1 3 3.05 8 3 5 0 0 3.22
1959-60 Trois-Rivieres Lions EPHL 62 28 25 9 4 3.34 7 3 4 0 0 2.13
1960-61 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 17 6 7 4 0 4.06
1960-61 Vancouver Canucks WHL 53 27 23 3 6 2.77 9 4 5 0 0 2.50
1961-62 Vancouver Canucks WHL 40 11 26 3 2 4.08
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 19 2 17 0 0 6.95
1962-63 Drummondville Eagles QSHL
1963-64 Drummondville Eagles QSHL
1964-65 Drummondville Eagles QSHL
1965-66 Victoriaville Tigers QSHL 3 0 6.67
1965-66 Trois-Rivieres Leafs QIHA 24 10 12 2 0 5.33
NHL Totals 5 1 2 1 0 3.69


QJHL Second All-Star Team (1952)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1953)
QHL Second All-Star Team (1959)
Promoted to Montreal from Mtl. Royals (QHL) to replace injured Jacques Plante in games from November 13 through 18, 1954. Promoted to Boston from Springfield (AHL) to replace injured Harry Lumley, March 6, 1958. (Chicago 4, Boston 4)
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