Fred Burchell (ice hockey)

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Fred Burchell
Born (1931-01-09)January 9, 1931
Montreal, QC, CAN
Died June 4, 1998(1998-06-04) (aged 67)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
 Montreal Canadiens
 Rochester Americans
 Quebec Aces
Playing career 1949–1966

Frederick Leo Gerald Burchell (January 9, 1931 – June 4, 1998) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player born in Montreal, Quebec.

Playing career[edit]

Fred "Skippy" Burchell began his hockey career when he played 2 games for the QSHL Montreal Royals. He played the next season with the NHL Montreal Canadiens. He moved on to the Eastern Hockey League to play for the Johnstown Jets where he finally found his scoring touch (37-56-93). He played for the next two seasons for the Montreal Royals again (during their league transition into a semi-pro league). He was again called up to the Canadiens and again playing only 2 games and going pointless. He went back to the Montreal Royals before joining the WHL Winnipeg Warriors. He began scoring more consistently as he re-joined the QHL Montreal Royals and stayed into their years when they joined the EPHL where he won that league's MVP award in 1961. He would then spend the next few seasons in the AHL with the Quebec Aces before playing for one final season with the EHL Jersey Devils.

Coaching career[edit]

Burchell coached the IHL Toledo Hornets during the 1973–74 IHL season where he led the team to a record of 33 wins-42 losses-1 tie.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Memorial Cup Championship (1949)
  • QJHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951)
  • EAHL First All-Star Team (1952)
  • QHL First All-Star Team (1954)
  • 1960–61 EPHL Most Valuable Player (shared with Cliff Pennington)

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