Grant Warwick

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Grant Warwick
Born (1921-10-11)October 11, 1921
Regina, SK, CAN
Died September 27, 1999(1999-09-27) (aged 77)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Playing career 1942–1958

Grant David "Knobby" Warwick (October 11, 1921 – September 27, 1999) was a professional ice hockey right winger who played 9 seasons in the National Hockey League. He won the Calder Trophy in 1942.

Playing career[edit]

NHL career[edit]

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Warwick started playing with the hometown team Regina Abbots in the Southern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. He gradually made his way up to the Regina Rangers of the Southern Saskatchewan Hockey League and won an Allan Cup with the team in 1940-41.

Warwick made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers in 1941–42. In his first season of play, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy for top rookie in the league. In 1947–48 after seven seasons with the Rangers and playing in the 1947 NHL All-Star Game, Warwick was traded to the Boston Bruins for Billy Taylor and future considerations. The Bruins kept Warwick until 1948–49, when he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. Early in the season in 1949–50, Warwick broke his nose and spent the rest of the season in the American Hockey League with the Buffalo Bisons.

OSHL career[edit]

Warwick would not return to the NHL again. He spent two more seasons with the Bisons before moving on to the Maritime Major Hockey League for one season. Next season, Warwick moved on to the Okanagan Senior Hockey League and played for the Penticton V's. He had great success with the V's and was selected to the OSHL First All-Star Team four times in his four seasons of play. Warwick also won his second Allan Cup in 1953–54 with the V's.

In 1955, the Penticton V's were chosen to represent Team Canada at the World Ice Hockey Championships. Warwick at the time was a player and also the coach. The V's made it all the way to the gold medal game where they faced off against the Soviet Union. Warwick and his team played well and they beat the Soviet Union 5-0 to win the gold medal.

Grant Warwick
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1955 West Germany Ice Hockey

After the gold medal victory, Warwick spent one more season with the V's before moving on with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the Western International Hockey League. He stayed in Trail for only one season before returning to the OSHL. Warwick would retire after playing 49 games with the Kamloops Chiefs.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1938–39 Regina Abbotts S-SJHL 4 0 0 0 2
1939–40 Regina Abbotts S-SJHL 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 11
1939–40 Regina Abbotts M-Cup 6 2 4 6 12
1940–41 Regina Rangers SSHL 31 14 18 32 16 8 5 1 6 2
1940–41 Regina Rangers Al-Cup 14 6 9 15 8
1941–42 New York Rangers NHL 44 16 17 33 36 6 0 1 1 2
1942–43 New York Rangers NHL 50 17 18 35 31
1943–44 New York Rangers NHL 18 8 9 17 14
1944–45 New York Rangers NHL 42 20 22 42 25
1945–46 New York Rangers NHL 45 19 18 37 19
1946–47 New York Rangers NHL 54 20 20 40 24
1947–48 New York Rangers NHL 40 17 12 29 30
1947–48 Boston Bruins NHL 18 6 5 11 8 5 0 3 3 4
1948–49 Boston Bruins NHL 58 22 15 37 14 5 2 0 2 0
1949–50 Montreal Canadiens NHL 26 2 6 8 19
1949–50 Buffalo Bisons AHL 37 19 28 47 33 3 2 0 2 0
1950–51 Buffalo Bisons AHL 65 34 65 99 43 4 2 1 3 2
1951–52 Buffalo Bisons AHL 55 24 41 65 35 3 0 0 0 2
1951–52 Halifax St. Mary's MMHL 5 1 0 1 2
1952–53 Penticton Vees OSL 31 19 27 46 49 11 7 8 15 15
1952–53 Penticton Vees Al-Cup 18 8 13 21 16
1953–54 Penticton Vees OSL 54 36 43 79 79 10 11 7 18 8
1953–54 Penticton Vees Al-Cup 23 16 30 46 28
1954–55 Penticton Vees OSL 38 22 34 56 62
1955–56 Penticton Vees OSL 54 54 59 113 44 7 5 3 8 16
1956–57 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 43 18 30 48 70 8 5 5 10 8
1957–58 Kamloops Chiefs OSL 49 9 31 40 45 15 1 13 14 14
NHL totals 395 147 142 289 220 16 2 4 6 6
OSL totals 226 140 194 334 279 43 24 31 55 53
Al-Cup totals 55 30 52 82 52

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1955 Canada WC 8 6 11 17 5

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Johnny Quilty
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1942
Succeeded by
Gaye Stewart