Bill Hay

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Bill Hay
1963 Topps Bill Hay.JPG
Born (1935-12-09) December 9, 1935 (age 78)
Lumsden, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1960–1967

William Charles "Red" Hay (born December 8, 1935) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Black Hawks. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame member Charles Hay.

Playing career[edit]

Hay started his junior career with the Regina Pats in the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League in 1952-53. He would then move on to play for the Saskatchewan Huskies in 1953-54 before returning to the Pats in 1954-55. Hay and the Pats would make it all the way to the Memorial Cup that year where they would lose in 5 games to the Toronto Marlboros.[1]

In 1955-56, Hay moved to Colorado to play with the Colorado College Tigers. He received many awards during his stay in Colorado which saw him being named to the WCHA First All-Star Team twice, the NCAA First All-Star Team twice and a berth to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team in 1956-57.[2]

In 1958-59, Hay started his pro career with the Calgary Stampeders. In 53 games he recorded 24 goals and 54 points.[3] In 1959-60, Hay made his first National Hockey League appearance with the Chicago Black Hawks. In his rookie season he put up a total of 55 points and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy and a spot on the 1960 NHL All-Star Game roster.[4] In 1960-61, Hay and the Black Hawks made a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Paired on a line with Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, the trio helped the Black Hawks claim their first Stanley Cup since 1937-38.[5] Hay would play 6 more seasons, all with the Black Hawks, before retiring.

Hay became the President and CEO of the Calgary Flames in 1991.[6] He held the positions until being named the Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.[7]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-WIHL First Team 1956–57
AHCA All-American 1956–57
All-WIHL First Team 1957–58
AHCA West All-American 1957–58

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1952-53 Regina Pats WCJHL 29 14 17 31 22 7 0 2 2 0
1953-54 Saskatchewan Huskies WCIAA 5 4 1 5 4
1954-55 Regina Pats WCJHL 33 16 31 47 68 14 8 2 10 6
1954-55 Regina Pats M-Cup 15 12 11 23 12
1955-56 Colorado College Tigers WCHA
1956-57 Colorado College Tigers WCHA 30 28 45 73
1957-58 Colorado College Tigers WCHA 30 32 48 80 23
1958-59 Calgary Stampeders WHL 53 24 30 54 27 8 3 5 8 6
1959-60 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 18 37 55 31 4 1 2 3 2
1960-61 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 69 11 48 59 45 12 2 5 7 20
1961-62 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 60 11 52 63 34 12 3 7 10 18
1962-63 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 12 33 45 36 6 3 2 5 6
1963-64 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 23 33 56 30 7 3 1 4 4
1964-65 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 69 11 26 37 36 14 3 1 4 4
1965-66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 68 20 31 51 20 6 0 2 2 4
1966-67 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 36 7 13 20 12 6 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 506 113 273 386 244 67 15 21 36 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regina Pats History: 1954-55 Memorial Cup at Regina". Regina Pats History. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Bill Charles Hay". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ "1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks scoring statistics". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Bill Hay – Calder Trophy winner – 1959–60". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  5. ^ "1938 Stanley Cup - Chicago Black Hawks". Joe Pelletier's Greatest Hockey Legends. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  6. ^ "30 years in 30 days". Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  7. ^ "Bill Hay player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
Preceded by
Ralph Backstrom
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1960
Succeeded by
Dave Keon