August 18, 1935 |
Dorchester, NB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Forbes Taylor Kennedy (born August 18, 1935 in Dorchester, New Brunswick) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. In 603 career NHL games Kennedy recorded 70 goals and 108 assists for 178 points and 988 penalty minutes.
Kennedy was a splendid example of what can be accomplished with moderate talent but an abundance of courage. Despite his small frame he was often the toughest and usually the grittiest player on the ice. As a result, he was a great fan favorite during the earliest days of the Philadelphia Flyers and was sorely missed after his trade in 1969.
Kennedy's most infamous game was marked by a violent incident, as Pat Quinn delivered a massive hit to Bobby Orr knocking him unconscious. Kennedy responded to the incident by partaking in four fights, before punching a linesman, and being kicked out of the game. He was handed a lengthy suspension and his tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs ended.
Forbes spent the following season with the WHL's San Francisco Seals before the team was relocated and renamed for absorption into the NHL, becoming the California Seals.
On January 16, 2012, Kennedy was honoured by the Summerside Western Capitals of the Maritime Junior Hockey League with a “Forbes Kennedy Night” and he was presented with a plaque in recognition his service to the team that he coached from 2004 to 2007.
- Forbes Kennedy's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Forbes Kennedy's biography at Legends of Hockey
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