Rudy Migay

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Rudy Migay
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Migay at St. Michael's College, c. 1947
Born (1928-11-18)November 18, 1928
Fort William, Ontario
Died January 16, 2016(2016-01-16) (aged 87)
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1947–1965

Rudolph Joseph Migay (November 18, 1928 – January 16, 2016) was a Canadian ice hockey forward.

Migay turned professional in 1948. He spent three years with Pittsburgh's American Hockey League (AHL) club before joining the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Toronto Maple Leafs for a seven-year tenure. This was followed by a couple of years in Rochester and later two seasons in Denver. With both knees considerably weakened by numerous collisions, Rudy moved into coaching with the Tulsa Oilers in the Central Hockey League (CHL) and later with other teams.

Migay coached the following teams - Rochester Americans AHL 1962-1963, Tulsa Oilers CHL 1964-1965, Amarillo Wranglers CHL 1968-1969, Baltimore Clippers AHL 1969-1970, Amarillo Wranglers CHL 1970-1971. The Wranglers were a farm team for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins.

Personal life[edit]

He was brother-in-law to the first Stanley Cup winner of Slovak descent, Pete Backor who played for Toronto Maple Leafs. Migay himself was also of Slovak descent, having both parents born in what is today Slovakia (Orava region). Migay died January 16, 2016 at the age of 87.[1]

See also[edit]

List of NHL players who spent their entire career with one franchise


  1. ^ "Former NHLer passes away - Chronicle Journal: Local Sports". Chronicle Journal. 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 

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