Tommy Anderson (ice hockey)
July 9, 1910|
Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR
|Died||September 15, 1971
Sylvan Lake, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
New York Americans
Detroit Red Wings
Thomas Linton "Tom, Cowboy" Anderson (July 9, 1910 – September 15, 1971) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 8 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York/Brooklyn Americans. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised in Drumheller, Alberta and spent his final years in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. He was one of three children of Alexander Robert Thomas Anderson and Margaret Jane Anderson.
For the 1941-42 season, Anderson switched positions from left wing to defence. The Americans finished last in the NHL, but Anderson had 41 points to set the league record for a defenceman. He also won the 1942 Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, becoming the first player to win the award while on a team that missed the playoffs. That was Anderson's last season in the NHL.
He was the last Hart Trophy winner to play for a non-Original Six team until 1973, when Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers won the award. Anderson is one of the three (alongside Al Rollins and Eric Lindros) to win the Hart memorial trophy and not get selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
|1934–35||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||27||5||2||7||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1935–36||New York Americans||NHL||24||3||2||5||20||5||0||0||0||6|
|1936–37||New York Americans||NHL||45||10||15||25||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1937–38||New York Americans||NHL||45||4||21||25||22||6||1||4||5||2|
|1938–39||New York Americans||NHL||47||13||27||40||14||2||0||0||0||0|
|1939–40||New York Americans||NHL||48||12||19||31||22||3||1||3||4||0|
|1940–41||New York Americans||NHL||35||3||12||15||8||—||—||—||—||—|
- Duff, Bob and Shea, Kevin (2011). Hockey Hall of Fame MVP Trophies & Winners. Firefly Books Ltd. p. 65.
|Brooklyn Americans captain
|Winner of the Hart Trophy
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