|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1988|
June 21, 1916|
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Died||August 24, 1977(aged 61)|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Herbert William "Buddy" O'Connor (June 21, 1916 in Montreal, Quebec – August 24, 1977) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League.
In 1947, O'Connor was traded to the New York Rangers. He had 60 points that season to finish second in the scoring race. He was also awarded the Hart Trophy and Lady Byng Trophy and was the first player to win both in the same year. These achievements were reflected in his being named Canada's athlete of the year for 1948.
O'Connor played for the Rangers until 1951. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988, becoming the first inductee into the now defunct Veteran category.
In 2009, O'Connor was ranked No. 38 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).
|1947–48||New York Rangers||NHL||60||24||36||60||8||6||1||4||5||0|
|1948–49||New York Rangers||NHL||46||11||24||35||0|
|1949–50||New York Rangers||NHL||66||11||22||33||4||12||4||2||6||4|
|1950–51||New York Rangers||NHL||66||16||20||36||0|
- Duff, Bob and Shea, Kevin (2011). Hockey Hall of Fame MVP Trophies & Winners. Firefly Books Ltd. p. 67.
- Buddy O'Connor's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Buddy O'Connor's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|New York Rangers captain
|Winner of the Hart Trophy
|Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
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