George Allen (ice hockey)

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George Allen
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Born (1914-07-27)July 27, 1914
Bayfield, NB, CAN
Died March 27, 2000(2000-03-27) (aged 85)
Red Deer, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 162 lb (73 kg; 11 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1938–1951

George Trenholm Allen (July 27, 1914 – March 27, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played Left Wing in the National Hockey League, mostly for the Chicago Black Hawks.

Playing career[edit]

Allen began his career playing in various locations in the east, until he joined the North Battleford Beavers of the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League, with whom he went to the Allan Cup final in 1937, where they lost to the Sudbury Tigers.[1] After playing four games with the Tigers himself the following year, Allen was then signed by the New York Rangers, and assigned to their New Haven Eagles farm team.[2] Injuries to the Rangers forced them to call up Allen during the 1938–39 NHL season, taking Lynn Patrick's place in the lineup, and he earned 12 points in 19 games.[3] In his debut with the Rangers, he scored 3 points (two goals and an assist[1]), setting a Rangers' mark for most points in his first game (later matched by Dominic Moore in 2003).[4] After the season, his rights were then sold to the Black Hawks, on May 17, 1939.[2]

With the Black Hawks Allen became a regular everyday player, and was fifth in team scoring in his first season.[5] His best season ranking-wise with Chicago was 1940-41, when he ranked second, and third in the playoffs.[6] Allen's best season production-wise was 1943-44, when he scored 41 points, good for fifth on the team, and was third in playoff scoring, as Montreal swept Chicago in the Stanley Cup final.[7] Allen missed the 1944–45 NHL season due to the National War Labour Board restrictions on crossing the Canada–US border.[1] He played one more year in Chicago, and ahead of the 1946-47 NHL season Allen was traded to the Montreal Canadiens, for Paul Bibeault, with both teams holding "right of recall".[1] After the season, the players were returned to their original teams, but after a couple of seasons in the minors, Allen never played in the NHL again.[1][8] Allen went on to spend one season as a playing-coach during the 1950–51 season with the Regina Capitals.

Allen's brother Viv[1] played 6 games for the New York Americans in 1940, but as the Americans did not play Chicago in that span,[9] the two brothers never had the chance to play against each other in the NHL. After their hockey careers, the two brothers went into farming together.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1935-36 North Battleford Beavers N-SSHL 21 10 5 15 10 3 2 1 3 4
1936-37 North Battleford Beavers N-SSHL 26 15 9 24 26 4 4 1 5 4
1936-37 North Battleford Beavers Allan Cup 12 6 4 10 8
1937-38 Sudbury Frood Tigers NOHA 4 2 0 2 8
1937-38 New Haven Eagles IAHL 35 9 13 22 20 2 0 0 0 0
1938-38 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 33 23 11 34 15 3 1 0 1 0
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 19 6 6 12 10 7 0 0 0 4
1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 10 12 22 26 2 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 14 17 31 22 5 2 2 4 10
1941-42 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 7 13 20 31 3 1 1 2 0
1942-43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 10 14 24 26
1943-44 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 45 17 24 41 36 9 5 4 9 8
1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks NHL did not play
1945-46 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 11 15 26 16 4 0 0 0 4
1946-47 Montreal Canadiens NHL 49 7 14 21 12 11 1 3 4 6
1946-47 Buffalo Bisons AHL 3 1 1 2 4
1947-48 Cleveland Barons AHL 68 15 34 49 30 9 2 5 7 6
1948-49 Cleveland Barons AHL 28 2 3 5 26
1948-49 Minneapolis Millers USHL 37 7 6 13 6
1950-51 Regina Capitals WCSHL 50 9 18 27 26
NHL totals 339 82 115 197 179 41 9 10 19 32

Coaching statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GC W L T
1950-51 Regina Capitals WCSHL Player-Head 59 14 44 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "George Trenholm Allen". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "George Allen". All-Time Roster. New York Rangers. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Kreiser, John; Friedman, Lou (1996). The New York Rangers: Broadway's Longest Running Hit. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing, Inc. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-58261-080-1. 
  4. ^ "Rangers 5, Canadiens 1". Yahoo Sports Canada. November 2, 2003. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks Roster and Statistics". Chicago Black Hawks. Hockey Reference,com. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "1940-41 Chicago Black Hawks Roster and Statistics". Chicago Black Hawks. Hockey Reference.com. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "1943-44 Chicago Black Hawks Roster and Statistics". Chicago Black Hawks. Hockey Reference.com. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "George Allen". Hockey Reference.com. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Viv Mariner Allen". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "George Trenholm Allen". Find A Grave. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 

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