|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1981|
March 1, 1926|
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
October 18, 2013 (aged 87)|
Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)|
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Allan Herbert Stanley (March 1, 1926 – October 18, 2013) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League version of the Vancouver Canucks. A four-times Stanley Cup winner and three-times member of the second NHL All-Star Team, Stanley was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.
Stanley spent the 1943 through 1948 seasons with various teams including the Boston Olympics of the EHL, Porcupine Combines of the NOHA and the Providence Reds of AHL. He finally began his storied NHL career in 1948–49 with the New York Rangers.
He played five years in New York before spending the 1953–54 season in the WHL with Vancouver. Stanley started his 1954–55 season in New York with the Rangers and was soon traded to the Chicago Black Hawks where he finished that season and the next.
Stanley spent the 1956–57 and 1957–58 season with the Boston Bruins and went on to spend ten years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he would be named one of the team's alternate captains. He acquired the nicknames "Snowshoes" and "Silent Sam" for his slow, plodding skating style, but he was a strong stay-at-home defender and an important part of the Leafs teams that won four Stanley Cups in six years in the 1960s in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967.
In 1,244 NHL regular-season games, he scored 100 goals, 333 assists for a total of 433 points. He had a total of 792 minutes in the penalty box.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.
Awards and achievements
- Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1960, 1961, and 1966
- Won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967
- In the 2009 book 100 Ranger Greats, was ranked No. 60 all-time of the 901 New York Rangers who had played during the team's first 82 seasons
Regular season and playoffs
|1948–49||New York Rangers||NHL||40||2||8||10||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1949–50||New York Rangers||NHL||55||4||4||8||58||12||1||2||3||30|
|1950–51||New York Rangers||NHL||70||7||14||21||75||—||—||—||—||—|
|1951–52||New York Rangers||NHL||50||5||14||19||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1952–53||New York Rangers||NHL||70||5||12||17||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1953–54||New York Rangers||NHL||10||0||2||2||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|1954–55||New York Rangers||NHL||12||0||1||1||2||���||—||—||—||—|
|1954–55||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||52||10||15||25||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1955–56||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||59||4||14||18||70||—||—||—||—||—|
|1958–59||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||70||1||22||23||47||12||0||3||3||2|
|1959–60||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||64||10||23||33||22||10||2||3||5||2|
|1960–61||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||68||9||25||34||42||5||0||3||3||0|
|1961–62*||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||60||9||26||35||24||12||0||3||3||6|
|1962–63*||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||61||4||15||19||22||10||1||6||7||8|
|1963–64*||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||70||6||21||27||60||14||1||6||7||20|
|1964–65||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||64||2||15||17||30||6||0||1||1||12|
|1965–66||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||59||4||14||18||35||1||0||0||0||0|
|1966–67*||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||53||1||12||13||20||12||0||2||2||10|
|1967–68||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||64||1||13||14||16||—||—||—||—||—|
* Stanley Cup Champion.
- Cohen, Russ; Halligan, John; Raider, Adam (2009). 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470736197. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
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| New York Rangers captain