Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hal Winkler
Manitoba Senior Hockey League for six years (1913-1918), Winkler spent time with teams Hal Winkler was born March 20, 1892 in Gretna, Manitoba. A goaltender in the from Winnipeg and Brandon before joining Moose Jaw of the Southern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League for one season (1918-1919) and Saskatoon of the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League, also for one season (1920-1921).

After signing as a free agent with Saskatoon, and making two Allan Cup appearances in 1918 and 1920, Winkler spent only one season in Saskatoon before being traded to the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Canada Hockey League in 1922. Winkler spent three seasons with the Eskimos before being dealt to the Calgary Tigers, where, after two seasons, he was traded to the New York Rangers.

The 1926-27 season saw Winkler make his NHL debut with the Rangers, where he recorded a shutout in his first NHL game versus the Montreal Maroons. After playing in only eight games with New York, the Rangers traded Winkler to the Boston Bruins where he led them to the Stanley Cup finals, losing to the Ottawa Senators two games to none.

Winkler played in a career-high 44 regular season games with the Bruins in 1927-28 before joining the Minneapolis Millers of the American Hockey Association for the 1928-29 season. After only one season in Minneapolis with the Millers, Winkler signed as a free agent with the Seattle Eskimos of the PCHL before finishing his career with the Boston Tigers of the Canadian-American Hockey League.

In 80 career NHL games, Hal Winkler recorded 37 wins, 29 losses, and 19 ties.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1913-14 Winnipeg Winnipegs MHL-Sr. 8 2 6 0 0 5.87
1914-15 Winnipegs MHL-Sr. 6 0 8.50
1915-16 Winnipeg 61st Battalion MHL-Sr. 1 1 0 0 0 4.00
1916-17 Winnipeg Monarchs MHL-Sr. 8 3 5 0 0 5.75
1917-18 Winnipeg Ypres MHL-Sr. 8 6 2 0 0 3.63 1 1 0 0 1 0.00
1917-18 Winnipeg Ypres Al-Cup 4 3 1 0 1 2.25
1918-19 Brandon Elks MHL-Sr. 9 5 4 0 0 5.41
1919-20 Moose Jaw Maple Leafs SSHL 12 9 3 0 0 3.29 2 2 0 0 0 2.00
1920-21 Saskatoon Crescents SSHL 16 10 6 0 2 3.06 4 2 2 0 0 3.50
1921-22 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 14 10 4 0 1 2.38 2 0 1 1 0 1.50
1922-23 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 28 17 10 1 1 3.00 2 1 0 1 1 1.19
1922-23 Edmonton Eskimos St-Cup 2 0 2 0 0 1.46
1923-24 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 26 9 13 4 1 2.50
1924-25 Calgary Tigers WCHL 28 17 11 0 2 2.86 2 0 1 1 0 1.50
1925-26 Calgary Tigers WHL 30 10 17 3 6 2.56
1926-27 New York Rangers NHL 8 3 4 1 2 1.87
1926-27 Boston Bruins NHL 23 12 9 2 4 1.66 8 2 2 4 2 1.50
1927-28 Boston Bruins NHL 44 20 13 11 15 1.51 2 0 1 1 0 2.50
1928-29 Minneapolis Millers AHA 34 17 7 10 14 0.98 4 1 3 0 0 1.75
1929-30 Seattle Eskimos PCHL 36 15 13 8 9 1.61
1930-31 Boston Tigers Can-Am 10 3 7 0 0 3.15
NHL Totals 75 35 26 14 21 1.59 10 2 3 5 2 1.68


WCHL All-Star Team (1923) Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (SSHL), November 8, 1920. Traded to Edmonton (WCHL) by Saskatoon (WCHL) for cash, January 13, 1922. Traded to Calgary (WCHL) by Edmonton (WCHL) with Emory Sparrow for cash, August 28, 1924. Traded to NY Rangers by Calgary (WHL) for cash, October 27, 1926.
Recorded shutout (1-0) in NHL debut vs. Mtl. Maroons, November 16, 1926. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for $5,000, January 17, 1927. Signed as a free agent by Seattle (PCHL), October 28, 1929. Traded to Boston (Can-Am) by Seattle (PCHL) for cash, October 10, 1930.
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