Wilfred McDonald

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Bucko McDonald
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Parry Sound
In office
1945–1949
Preceded by Arthur Slaght
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1947
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Parry Sound—Muskoka
In office
1949–1957
Preceded by District was created in 1947
Succeeded by Gordon Aiken
Personal details
Born Wilfred Kennedy McDonald
(1911-10-31)October 31, 1911
Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Died July 19, 1991(1991-07-19) (aged 79)
Political party Liberal
Wilfred McDonald
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1933–1949

Wilfred Kennedy "Bucko" McDonald (October 31, 1911 – July 19, 1991) was a Canadian professional hockey and lacrosse player, coach, and politician.

Born in Fergus, Ontario, he played for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and New York Rangers. He won 3 Stanley Cups in his career, in 1936 and 1937 with Detroit and in 1942 with Toronto.

McDonald was also an accomplished lacrosse player, who won a Mann Cup and was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1971.[1] The Ontario Lacrosse Association honoured McDonald by naming an award after him; the highest-scoring player is awarded the Bucko McDonald Trophy.

In 1945, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the Ontario riding of Parry Sound. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1949 and 1953. After leaving politics, he was the head coach for the Rochester Americans. He coached Bobby Orr when he was 11 and 12.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1933–34 Buffalo Bisons IHL 41 3 1 4 14 6 1 0 1 0
1934–35 Buffalo Bisons IHL 20 3 2 5 20
1934–35 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 1 2 3 8
1934–35 Detroit Olympics IHL 12 3 1 4 8
1935–36 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 4 6 10 32 7 3 0 3 10
1935–36 Detroit Olympics IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1936–37 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 3 5 8 20 10 0 0 0 2
1937–38 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 3 7 10 14
1938–39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 0 0 0 2
1938–39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 3 3 6 20 10 0 0 0 4
1939–40 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 34 2 5 7 13 1 0 0 0 0
1940–41 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 6 11 17 12 7 2 0 2 2
1940–41 Providence Reds AHL 17 3 4 7 26
1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 2 19 21 24 9 0 1 1 2
1942–43 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 2 11 13 39 6 1 0 1 4
1942–43 Providence Reds AHL 9 0 5 5 2
1943–44 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 9 2 4 6 8
1943–44 New York Rangers NHL 41 5 6 11 14
1944–45 New York Rangers NHL 40 2 9 11 0
1945–46 Hull Volants QSHL 39 13 15 28 6
1946–47 Sundridge Beavers NBHL
1947–48 Sundridge Beavers NBHL 16 20 21 41 3 2 2 4 4
1948–49 Sundridge Beavers NBHL 22 21 16 37 4 3 4 1 5 6
NHL totals 446 35 88 123 206 50 6 1 7 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Bucko" McDonald inductee page". Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame website. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  2. ^ Bobby Orr biography

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