|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2015 (Builder)|
December 9, 1935|
Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Black Hawks|
Hay started his junior career with the Regina Pats in the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League in 1952-53. He would then move on to play for the Saskatchewan Huskies in 1953-54 before returning to the Pats in 1954-55. Hay and the Pats would make it all the way to the Memorial Cup that year where they would lose in 5 games to the Toronto Marlboros.
In 1955-56, Hay moved to Colorado to play with the Colorado College Tigers. He received many awards during his stay in Colorado which saw him being named to the WCHA First All-Star Team twice, the NCAA First All-Star Team twice and a berth to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team in 1956-57.
In 1958-59, Hay started his pro career with the Calgary Stampeders. In 53 games he recorded 24 goals and 54 points. In 1959-60, Hay made his first National Hockey League appearance with the Chicago Black Hawks. In his rookie season he put up a total of 55 points and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy and a spot on the 1960 NHL All-Star Game roster. In 1960-61, Hay and the Black Hawks made a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Paired on a line with Bobby Hull and Murray Balfour, the trio helped the Black Hawks claim their first Stanley Cup since 1937-38. Hay would play 6 more seasons, all with the Black Hawks, before retiring.
In 2015, Hay was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category.
Awards and honours
|All-WIHL First Team||1956–57|
|AHCA First Team All-American||1956–57|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament First Team||1957|||
|All-WIHL First Team||1957–58|
|AHCA West All-American||1957–58|
- Selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team in 1957.
- Calder Memorial Trophy winner in 1960.
- Played in 1960 and 1961 NHL All-Star Games.
- Stanley Cup champion in 1961.
- Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category, 2015.
|1955–56||Colorado College Tigers||WIHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1956–57||Colorado College Tigers||WIHL||30||28||45||73||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1957–58||Colorado College Tigers||WIHL||30||32||48||80||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|1959–60||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||70||18||37||55||31||4||1||2||3||2|
|1960–61||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||69||11||48||59||45||12||2||5||7||20|
|1961–62||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||60||11||52||63||34||12||3||7||10||18|
|1962–63||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||64||12||33||45||36||6||3||2||5||6|
|1963–64||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||70||23||33||56||30||7||3||1||4||4|
|1964–65||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||69||11||26||37||36||14||3||1||4||4|
|1965–66||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||68||20||31||51||20||6||0||2||2||4|
|1966–67||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||36||7||13||20||12||6||0||1||1||4|
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- "Bill Charles Hay". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks scoring statistics". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- "Bill Hay – Calder Trophy winner – 1959–60". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- "1938 Stanley Cup - Chicago Black Hawks". Joe Pelletier's Greatest Hockey Legends. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "30 years in 30 days". Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- "Bill Hay player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
|Awards and achievements|
| NCAA Ice Hockey Scoring Champion
| Winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy