Andy Branigan

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Andy Branigan
Born (1922-04-11)April 11, 1922
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died April 13, 1995(1995-04-13) (aged 73)
Providence, RI, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Playing career 1939–1960

Andrew John Branigan (April 11, 1922 – April 13, 1995) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the New York Americans in the NHL.

Biography[edit]

Branigan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and began his career as a defenceman playing with the Winnipeg Monarchs of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League from 1939-1940.[1] In October 1940, he was signed by the New York/Brooklyn Americans of the NHL and played for the team from 1940-1942.[2]

While serving in World War II, he played for the Winnipeg RCAF Bombers.[3] He also played several seasons with the AHL, playing for the Indianapolis Capitols, Hershey Bears and the Providence Reds.

He finished his playing career in the Eastern Hockey League in 1960 playing for the Washington Presidents and the New York Rovers.[4] Branigan also coached the Washington Presidents and the New York Rovers from 1958-1960.

He died on April 13, 1995 in Providence, Rhode Island and is interred in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Branigan". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "A History of Swan Point Cemetery". Swan Point Cemetery. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "A History of Swan Point Cemetery". Swan Point Cemetery. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Andy Branigan". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved March 26, 2014.

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