Vic Lynn

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Vic Lynn
Born (1925-01-26)January 26, 1925
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died December 6, 2010(2010-12-06) (aged 85)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing/Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1942–1962

Victor Ivan Lynn (January 26, 1925 – December 6, 2010) was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL. He played for all of the NHL's Original Six teams.

Professional career[edit]

In 1943 Lynn played one game for the New York Rangers.

In 1944, he fell in with the Detroit Red Wings' organization but failed to impress the team's brass. As such, Lynn was sent to play for the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL.

Several years later, after Lynn had been given the cold shoulder by not only the Wings, but the Montreal Canadiens as well, he landed in Buffalo of the AHL. It was at that time that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Conn Smythe was in search of some fresh talent to spark his sagging club. He got a tip to watch young Lynn as a possible solution to his roster woes. Smythe did just that and ended up bringing the speedster to Toronto.

In Toronto, Lynn joined Howie Meeker and Ted Kennedy to form "The K-L-M Line." The trio clicked for three seasons of successful hockey with Stanley Cup victories in 1947, 1948 and 1949.

On November 16, 1950, Lynn was traded to the Boston Bruins with Bill Ezinicki for Fernie Flaman, Leo Boivin, Ken Smith and Phil Maloney, where he played for a short time before heading to the minors with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL. Then, in 1953, he got one more shot at the top with the Chicago Black Hawks where he played his final NHL games near the end of the year. His career statistics included 49 goals and 76 assists for 125 points in 327 games.[1] He also registered 274 penalty minutes.[2] He is the only player to play for each of the Original Six NHL teams.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Lynn was the head coach of the Prince Albert Mintos of the SJHL in 1958–59 and of the Saskatoon Quakers of the SSHL in 1962–63.


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