Joe Primeau

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Joe Primeau
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1963
NHL Kid Line 1930s.jpg
The Kid Line of Conacher, Primeau and Jackson
Born (1906-01-29)January 29, 1906
Lindsay, ON, CAN
Died May 14, 1989(1989-05-14) (aged 83)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1927–1936

Alfred Joseph Francis "Gentleman Joe" Primeau (January 29, 1906 – May 14, 1989), was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He has no relation to Keith Primeau.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Lindsay, Ontario, and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Primeau moved to Toronto at an early age and began his professional career in 1927 with the Toronto Ravinas, an affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He became a full-time member of the Leafs in the 1929–30 season. Primeau played on the Leafs' Kid Line with Charlie Conacher and Busher Jackson. He won his only Stanley Cup as a player in 1931–32 and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy that same season. He retired in 1936 at age 30. Over his NHL career, Primeau scored 66 goals and 177 assists in 310 games.

Primeau was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963. He died in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 83. In 1998, Primeau was ranked number 92 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

Coaching career[edit]

Primeau won the Stanley Cup in his first year as head coach of the Maple Leafs in 1950–51. He is the only coach to lead teams to Memorial Cup, Allan Cup and Stanley Cup championships.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Player[edit]

  • 1931–32 – Stanley Cup Champion – Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1931–32 – Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  • 1933–34 – Second Team All-Star – Centre
  • 1963 – Honoured member – Hockey Hall of Fame

Coach[edit]

  • 1946–47 – Memorial Cup Champion – Toronto St. Michael's Majors
  • 1949–50 – Allen Cup Champion – Toronto Marlboros
  • 1950–51 – Stanley Cup Champion – Toronto Maple Leafs

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1927–28 Toronto Ravinas CPHL 42 26 13 39 36
1927–28 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1928–29 London Panthers CPHL 12 10 22 16
1928–29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 0 1 1 2
1929–30 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 5 21 26 22
1930–31 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 9 32 41 18 2 0 0 0 0
1931–32 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 13 37 50 25 7 0 6 6 2
1932–33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 11 21 32 4 8 0 1 1 4
1933–34 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 14 32 46 8 5 2 4 6 6
1934–35 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 37 10 20 30 16 7 0 3 3 0
1935–36 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 4 13 17 10 9 3 4 7 0
NHL totals 309 66 177 243 105 38 5 18 23 12

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
TOR 1950–51 70 41 16 13 95 2nd in NHL Won Stanley Cup
TOR 1951–52 70 29 25 16 74 3rd in NHL Lost in first round
TOR 1952–53 70 27 30 13 67 5th in NHL Did not qualify
Total 210 87 71 42

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Preceded by
Frank Boucher
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
1932
Succeeded by
Frank Boucher
Preceded by
Hap Day
Head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
1950–53
Succeeded by
King Clancy