Ken Mosdell

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Ken Mosdell
Ken Mosdell 1950s.JPG
Born (1922-07-13)July 13, 1922
Montreal, QC, CAN
Died January 5, 2006(2006-01-05) (aged 83)
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Brooklyn Americans
Chicago Black Hawks
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1941–1959

Kenneth "Kenny" Mosdell (July 13, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec – January 5, 2006 in Montreal, Quebec) was a Canadian ice hockey forward.

Ken played in the National Hockey League from 1941 to 1942, and 1944 to 1959. He played his career with the Montreal Canadiens, Brooklyn Americans, and Chicago Black Hawks. He was the last active NHL player to ever play for the Brooklyn Americans, and that also made him the last player until 1967 to play for an NHL team that was not part of the Original Six. Ken won four Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1959.

His 1954 "Parkies" hockey card lists him as an all-star centre for the Montreal Canadiens, "starting his 11th season with the Canadiens." In the 1953-1954 season, he was 6'1", 170 lbs. "Shoots left".[1] In that season, he played 67 games and had 22 goals and 24 assists. He was also a "top notch defensive player and has been used many times in penalty killing roles. During the summer he works building boxcars, swinging a sledge hammer all day to keep in top physical shape."

Mosdell died January 5, 2006 at the age of 83. His health had declined steadily after suffering a stroke three years previously.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1939–40 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 12 7 9 16 4 2 0 0 0 0
1939–40 Montreal Royals QSHL 1 0 0 0 2
1940–41 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 12 7 10 17 18 2 0 4 4 0
1940–41 Montreal Royals QSHL 1 0 1 1 0
1940–41 Montreal Jr. Royals M-Cup 10 10 16 26 15
1941–42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 41 7 9 16 16
1941–42 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1942–43 Lachine RCAF QSHL 35 17 18 35 52 12 8 3 11 23
1943–44 Montreal RCAF QSHL 7 3 7 10 13
1943–44 Montreal Fairchild MCHL 6 7 6 13 5
1944–45 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 12 6 18 16
1945–46 Buffalo Bisons AHL 43 21 23 44 46
1945–46 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 2 1 3 8 9 4 1 5 6
1946–47 Montreal Canadiens NHL 54 5 10 15 50 4 2 0 2 4
1947–48 Montreal Canadiens NHL 23 1 0 1 19
1948–49 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 17 9 26 50 7 1 1 2 4
1949–50 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 15 12 27 42 5 0 0 0 12
1950–51 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 13 18 31 24 11 1 1 2 4
1951–52 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 5 11 16 19 2 1 0 1 0
1952–53 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 5 14 19 27 7 3 2 5 4
1953–54 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 22 24 46 64 11 1 0 1 4
1954–55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 22 32 54 82 12 2 7 9 8
1955–56 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 13 17 30 48 9 1 1 2 2
1956–57 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 25 2 4 6 10
1957–58 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1957–58 Montreal Royals QHL 62 27 42 69 51 7 3 6 9 2
1958–59 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1958–59 Montreal Royals QHL 55 20 40 60 77 6 1 4 5 9
1958–59 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1958–59 Montreal Royals EPHL 61 26 36 62 50 14 3 3 6 12
NHL totals 693 141 168 309 475 80 16 13 29 48

References[edit]

  • Habs star Mosdell dead at 83, Belleville Intelligencer (ON). Sports, Friday, January 6, 2006, p. A20. accessed October 6, 2006.