Baldy Northcott

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Baldy Northcott
Baldy Northcott.jpg
Born (1908-09-07)September 7, 1908
Calgary, AB, CAN
Died November 7, 1986(1986-11-07) (aged 78)
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Defence/Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Maroons
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1928–1939

Lawrence McFarlane "Baldy" Northcott[1][2] (September 7, 1908 – November 7, 1986) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. Born in Calgary, Alberta,[3] Northcott played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Maroons and Chicago Black Hawks.

Playing career[edit]

Montreal Maroons[edit]

Northcott achieved all-star status in 1932–33 playing on a line with Jimmy Ward and Hooley Smith. In the 1934–35 Stanley Cup playoffs he scored the winning goal in two games,[4] helping the Maroons win the Stanley Cup.

Chicago Blackhawks[edit]

After the Maroons folded, Northcott was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where he would play his last game in the National Hockey league, retiring at the end of the 1938–39 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Northcott coached the Winnipeg Rangers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for one season in 1940–41, leading them to the Memorial Cup Championship.

Retirement[edit]

In his retirement Northcott operated an eponymously named sporting goods store in Winnipeg.[5]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Player[edit]

  • 1932–33 - NHL First Team All-Star - Left Wing
  • 1934–35 - Stanley Cup Champion - Montreal Maroons
  • 1937–38 - Played in Howie Morenz Memorial Game
  • Honoured Member - Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

Coach[edit]

  • 1940–41 - Memorial Cup Champion - Winnipeg Rangers

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1926–27 Brantford Redmen OHA-Jr.
1927–28 Haileybury YMCA NOHA
1928–29 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1928–29 Montreal Maroons NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1929–30 Montreal Maroons NHL 43 10 1 11 6 4 0 0 0 4
1930–31 Montreal Maroons NHL 22 7 3 10 15 2 0 1 1 0
1930–31 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 21 12 6 18 18
1931–32 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 19 6 25 33 4 1 2 3 4
1932–33 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 22 21 43 30 2 0 0 0 4
1933–34 Montreal Maroons NHL 47 20 13 33 27 4 2 0 2 0
1934–35 Montreal Maroons NHL 47 9 14 23 44 7 4 1 5 0
1935–36 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 15 21 36 41 3 0 0 0 0
1936–37 Montreal Maroons NHL 46 15 14 29 18 5 1 1 2 2
1937–38 Montreal Maroons NHL 46 11 12 23 50
1938–39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 46 5 7 12 9
NHL totals 446 133 112 245 273 31 8 5 13 14

Transactions[edit]

  • Traded by the Montreal Maroons with Earl Robinson and Russ Blinco to the Chicago Blackhawks for $30,000, September 15, 1938.

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