February 18, 1936 |
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
McDonald began his National Hockey League career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1958 and retired in 1972. He also played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the St. Louis Blues. During his career, McDonald won four straight Stanley Cups three with Montreal, followed by another with Chicago. He was the first team captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Winnipeg Jets. He scored the first goal ever for the Jets in the World Hockey Association.
|1954–55||St. Catharines Teepees||OHA||49||33||37||70||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1955–56||St. Catharines Teepees||OHA||48||49||34||83||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1960–61||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||61||17||16||33||22||8||2||2||4||0|
|1961–62||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||65||22||18||40||8||12||6||6||12||0|
|1962–63||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||69||20||41||61||12||6||2||3||5||9|
|1963–64||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||70||14||32||46||19||7||2||2||4||0|
|1965–66||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||43||6||16||22||6||10||1||4||5||2|
|1966–67||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||12||2||0||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1968–69||St. Louis Blues||NHL||68||21||21||42||12||12||2||1||3||10|
|1969–70||St. Louis Blues||NHL||64||25||30||55||8||16||5||10||15||13|
|1970–71||St. Louis Blues||NHL||20||0||5||5||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||19||2||3||5||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievements
- MJHL Second All-Star Team (1953)
- Turnbull Cup MJHL Championships (1953 & 1954)
- MJHL Scoring Champion (1954)
- NHL All-Star Game (1958, 1959, 1961, 1969, & 1970)
- Stanley Cup Championships (1958, 1959, 1960 & 1961)
- Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- June 7, 1960 – Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Reggie Fleming, Bob Courcy and Cec Hoekstra for Glen Skov, Terry Gray, Bob Bailey, Lorne Ferguson and the rights to Danny Lewicki.
- June 8, 1964 – Traded to Boston by Chicago with Reggie Fleming for Doug Mohns.
- May 31, 1965 – Traded to Detroit by Boston with Bob McCord and Ken Stephanson for Albert Langlois, Ron Harris, Parker MacDonald and Bob Dillabough.
- June 6, 1967 – Claimed by Pittsburgh from Detroit in Expansion Draft.
- June 11, 1968 – Traded to St. Louis by Pittsburgh for Lou Angotti.
- May 12, 1971 – Traded to Detroit by St. Louis with Bob Wall and Mike Lowe to complete transaction that sent Carl Brewer to St. Louis (February 22, 1971).
- February 12, 1972 – Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft.
- Ab McDonald career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ab McDonald biography at Legends of Hockey
- Ab McDonald’s biography at Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
- Ab McDonald 's biography at Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
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