Billy Taylor (ice hockey b. 1919)
May 3, 1919|
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Died||June 12, 1990(aged 71)|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
Grand Rapids Rockets
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 to the Detroit Red Wings for Harry Watson at the start of the 1946–47 season. 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.