Kilby MacDonald

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Kilby MacDonald
Born (1913-09-06)September 6, 1913
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Died May 11, 1986(1986-05-11) (aged 72)
Seminole, FL, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Playing career 1940–1946

James Allan Kilby Macdonald (September 6, 1913 – May 11, 1986) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played four seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

MacDonald started his hockey career with the Ottawa Jr. Montagnards of the OCJHL IN 1930-31. In 1934-35, he moved to the GBHL and played with the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils. The next season, MacDonald played with the Noranda Copper Kings and he helped the team make it to the Allan Cup. MacDonald spent the next three years with the New York Rovers in the Eastern Amateur Hockey League and the Philadelphia Ramblers of the International-American Hockey League. He was chosen to the EAHL First All-Star Team in 1936-37 and in 1938-39 MacDonald was selected to the IAHL First All-Star Team.

In 1939-40, MacDonald finally made it to the National Hockey League as he was signed by the New York Rangers. He helped the Rangers win the Stanley Cup that year and was also awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy for best rookie of the year. In 1941-42, MacDonald was sent down to the American Hockey League with the Hershey Bears. He played in 37 before being traded to the Buffalo Bisons.

In 1942-43, MacDonald joined the army. He played hockey while in the army with the Montreal Army. MacDonald returned to the NHL in 1943-44 with the New York Rangers. He would remain with the Rangers until 1944-45. MacDonald went on to play in the Quebec Senior Hockey League in 1945-46 with the Hull Volants. MacDonald would play in 9 games with the team before retiring.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1930–31 Ottawa Jr. Montagnards OCJHL 15 2 0 2 14
1930–31 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 4 0 0 0 2
1931–32 Ottawa Jr. Montagnards OCJHL 12 10 7 17 21 2 1 0 1 4
1931–32 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 1 0 0 0 0
1932–33 Ottawa Jr. Montagnards OCJHL 12 7 7 14 20 2 1 1 2 12
1932–33 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 1 0 0 0 0
1934–35 Kirkland Lake Blue Devils GBHL 13 7 8 15 20
1935–36 Noranda Copper Kings GBHL 16 14 10 24 48
1935–36 Noranda Copper Kings Al-Cup 2 4 1 5 4
1936–37 New York Rovers EAHL 45 21 22 43 24 3 3 3 6 0
1937–38 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 44 10 21 31 12 5 2 3 5 2
1938–39 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 49 18 37 55 48 9 4 4 8 0
1939–40 New York Rangers NHL 44 15 13 28 19 12 2 0 2 2
1940–41 New York Rangers NHL 47 5 6 11 12 3 1 0 1 0
1941–42 Hershey Bears AHL 37 14 16 30 16
1941–42 Buffalo Bisons AHL 21 14 14 28 12
1942–43 Montreal Army MCHL 32 12 23 35 10 12 9 12 21 24
1943–44 Montreal Army MCHL 4 0 0 0 0
1943–44 New York Rangers NHL 24 7 9 16 4
1944–45 New York Rangers NHL 36 9 6 15 12
1945–46 Hull Volants QSHL 9 2 4 6 0
NHL totals 151 36 34 70 47 15 1 2 3 4

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Preceded by
Frank Brimsek
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1940
Succeeded by
Johnny Quilty