Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Benny Grant
Goalie Ben Grant was a part-time player for three different NHL clubs between 1928-29 and 1943-44. He was best known as a minor league workhorse, especially in the AHL.

Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Grant was a junior star with the hometown Greys of the OHA.. During the late 20s and early 30s he toiled briefly with the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Americans but saw his most extensive action with the Boston Tigers of the Can-Am League and the IAHL's Syracuse Stars.

Grant found his niche in the newly created American Hockey League in 1936-37 where he starred for the Springfield Indians. In 1940-41 he moved on to the St. Paul Saints of the AHA and was named to the league's first all-star team after posting a 1.94 goals against average the next year. After sitting out the 1942-43 season he returned to play 20 games for the Maple Leafs who were dealing with the loss of Turk Broda to military service. On March 14, 1944 Grant was loaned to the Boston Bruins to replace Maurice Courteau. Unfortunately his real teammates showed no mercy in a 10-2 Toronto win.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1924-25 Owen Sound Jr. Greys Exhib. 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1925-26 Owen Sound Jr. Greys Exhib. 3 2 1 0 1 1.60
1926-27 Owen Sound Jr. Greys Exhib. 16 12 3 1 2 2.19
1927-28 London Panthers Can-Pro 6 1 4 1 0 5.78
1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 1 0 0 1.54
1929-30 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 1 1 0 0 5.08
1929-30 New York Americans NHL 7 3 4 0 0 3.57
1929-30 Minneapolis Millers AHA 21 3 1.71
1930-31 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 1 5 1 2 2.65
1930-31 Boston Tigers Can-Am 26 10 12 4 1 2.57 9 3 4 2 0 1.94
1931-32 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 2 1 1 3.38
1931-32 Syracuse Stars IHL 27 11 12 4 4 2.33
1932-33 Syracuse Stars IHL 44 23 15 6 2 2.70 6 2 3 1 0 1.67
1933-34 Syracuse Windsor IHL 9 0 3.12
1933-34 New York Americans NHL 5 1 4 0 1 3.38
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 10 5 3 1 1 2.03
1934-35 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 32 10 21 1 1 3.54
1935-36 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 28 11 15 2 2 3.21
1935-36 Springfield Indians Can-Am 8 6 1 1 3 1.71 3 0 2 1 0 3.00
1936-37 Springfield Indians IAHL 50 23 18 9 7 2.43 5 2 3 0 1 2.60
1937-38 Springfield Indians IAHL 45 9 28 7 3 3.20
1938-39 Springfield Indians IAHL 52 15 28 9 5 3.22 3 1 2 0 1 2.33
1939-40 Springfield Indians IAHL 54 24 24 6 3 2.68 3 1 2 0 0 3.33
1940-41 St. Paul Saints AHA 48 25 23 0 7 2.33 4 1 3 0 0 2.29
1941-42 St. Paul Saints AHA 50 28 17 5 10 1.94 2 0 2 0 0 3.50
1942-43
1943-44 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 9 9 2 0 4.15
1943-44 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 1 0 0 10.00
NHL Totals 52 17 27 4 4 3.71


AHA First All-Star Team (1942) Traded to Toronto by London (Can-Pro) for cash, January, 1928. Loaned to NY Americans by Toronto for cash, December 18, 1929. Loaned to Minneapolis (AHA) by Toronto for cash, January 24, 1930. Loaned to Boston (Can-Am) by Toronto for cash, December 26, 1930. Loaned to NY Americans by Toronto to replace injured Moe Roberts, December 9, 1933. Signed as a free agent by Toronto as a war-time replacement for Turk Broda, October, 1942. Loaned to Boston by Toronto to replace Maurice Courteau, March 18, 1944. (Toronto 10, Boston 2)
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