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Ken Reardon

Ken Reardon
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1966
Born (1921-04-01)April 1, 1921
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died March 15, 2008(2008-03-15) (aged 86)
Saint-Saveur, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1940–1950

Kenneth Joseph "Kenny" Reardon (April 1, 1921 – March 15, 2008) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. Ken is the brother of Terry Reardon.

Reardon was born April 1, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1] He was known as a tough defenceman, a physical player who exhibited great endurance by continuing to play while injured. He played two seasons with Montreal before enlisting in the Canadian Army in 1942.[1] He spent several years playing for army teams in the Ottawa area, winning the Allan Cup with the Commandos in 1943 before he was shipped overseas. During World War II, Reardon returned to the Canadiens and won the Stanley Cup in 1946. He retired prior to turning 30, a probable result of the numerous injuries he sustained.

Reardon continued his hockey career off-ice, scouting for and managing farm teams before becoming a successful executive in hockey with the Canadiens. He was announced as coach of the Kitchener Greenshirts in March of 1954.[1] The position came after working as chief of staff of the Cincinnati Mohawks. He earned the position as the Canadiens vice-president in 1956.[2] During his tenure with Montreal the team won five Stanley Cup titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966.[3] He died on March 15, 2008 at the age of 86.[4][5]

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1937–38 Blue River Rebels BCJHL
1938–39 Edmonton Athletic Club EJrHL 9 0 1 1 15 2 0 2 2
1938–39 Edmonton Athletic Club M-Cup 2 0 1 1 0
1939–40 Edmonton Athletic Club EJrHL 10 42 4 0 2 2 8
1939–40 Edmonton Athletic Club M-Cup 14 18 13 31 46
1940–41 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 2 8 10 41 3 0 0 0 4
1941–42 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 3 12 15 93 3 0 0 0 4
1942–43 Ottawa Commandos OCHL 26 7 16 23 77 23 3 9 12 47
1942–43 Ottawa Army OCHL 10 10 7 17 15
1943–44 Ottawa Commandos OCHL 1 1 0 1 0
1945–46 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 5 4 9 45 9 1 1 2 4
1945–46 Montreal Royals QSHL 2 0 0 0 4
1946–47 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 5 17 22 84 7 1 2 3 20
1947–48 Montreal Canadiens NHL 58 7 15 22 129
1948–49 Montreal Canadiens NHL 46 3 13 16 103 7 0 0 0 18
1949–50 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 1 27 28 109 2 0 2 2 12
NHL totals 341 26 96 122 604 31 2 5 7 62

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Taylor, Len (March 3, 1954). "Ken Reardon New Coach Of Junior Hockey Club". Kitchener-Waterloo Record. p. 18.
  2. ^ "Remembering Ken Reardon". NHL.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  3. ^ [1] Reardon Biography at Legends of Hockey/Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved Feb. 03, 2008.
  4. ^ Obituary at the National Post[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ [www.legacy.com]

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