Billy Taylor (ice hockey b. 1919)

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Billy Taylor
Born (1919-05-03)May 3, 1919
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died June 12, 1990(1990-06-12) (aged 71)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
IAHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
IHL
Chatham Maroons
Grand Rapids Rockets
Playing career 1939–1953

William James Taylor (May 3, 1919 – June 12, 1990) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1939 to 1948.

Playing career[edit]

Billy Taylor Sr. began his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1939–40. He played in Toronto for five seasons, and won the Stanley Cup in 1942 before being traded for the start of the 1946–47 season to the Detroit Red Wings for Harry Watson. While in Detroit, he set an NHL record for most assists in one game (7) against the Chicago Black Hawks. Wayne Gretzky has since matched that record. After only one season in Motown, he was dealt to the Boston Bruins for his last NHL season, 1947–48. That last season saw him play 39 games for the Bruins and two games for the Rangers. His career was cut short when Clarence Campbell expelled him (and Don Gallinger) for gambling violations similar to the Black Sox scandal in baseball. In 323 career regular season games, Taylor scored 87 goals and 267 points. His son Billy Taylor Jr. played 2 NHL games for the Rangers in 1964-65 season.

Billy Taylor Sr. was reinstated in 1970.

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