Billy Taylor (ice hockey b. 1919)

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Billy Taylor
Born (1919-05-03)May 3, 1919
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died June 12, 1990(1990-06-12) (aged 71)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
IAHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
IHL
Chatham Maroons
Grand Rapids Rockets
Playing career 1939–1953

William James Taylor (May 3, 1919 – June 12, 1990) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1939 to 1948.

Playing career[edit]

Billy Taylor Sr. began his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1939–40. He played in Toronto for five seasons, and won the Stanley Cup in 1942 before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Harry Watson at the start of the 1946–47 season. While in Detroit, he set an NHL record for most assists in one game (7) against the Chicago Black Hawks. Wayne Gretzky has since matched that record. After only one season in Motown, he was dealt to the Boston Bruins for his last NHL season, 1947–48. That last season saw him play 39 games for the Bruins and two games for the Rangers. His career was cut short when Clarence Campbell expelled him (and Don Gallinger) for gambling violations similar to the Black Sox scandal in baseball. In 323 career regular season games, Taylor scored 87 goals and 267 points. His son Billy Taylor (ice hockey b. 1942)

Billy Taylor Sr. was reinstated in 1970.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1935–36 St. Michael's Buzzers OHA-B 7 9 9 18 2 11 27 7 34 7
1936–37 Toronto British Consols TMHL 12 12 14 26 20 6 7 3 10 0
1937–38 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 12 19 7 26 27 7 8 9 17 10
1937–38 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 13 17 19 36 12
1938–39 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 14 22 31 53 37 7 7 7 14 8
1938–39 Oshawa Sr. Generals OHA-Sr. 1 0 0 0 0
1938–39 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 9 11 17 28 14
1939–40 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 29 4 6 10 9 2 1 0 1 0
1939–40 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 17 14 14 28 11 9 7 5 12 4
1940–41 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 9 26 35 15 7 0 3 3 5
1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 12 26 38 20 13 2 8 10 4
1942–43 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 18 42 60 2 6 2 2 4 0
1943–44 Toronto Army Daggers OHA-Sr. 1 0 0 0 5
1944–45 Newmarket Army TNDHL 8 12 17 29 4 8 17 15 32 4
1944–45 Toronto Army Shamrocks TIHL 14 9 11 20 12 1 1 2 3 0
1945–46 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 23 18 41 14
1946–47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 17 46 63 35 5 1 5 6 4
1947–48 Boston Bruins NHL 39 4 16 20 25
1947–48 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 323 87 180 267 120 33 6 18 24 13

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