Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Reg Abbott
An all-round athlete who played second base for the provincial champion Rosedales in Manitoba, Abbott was also a near scratch golfer and fine lacrosse player who decided to concentrate on hockey during his late teens.

He started playing hockey as a kid with Clifton Playground, then advanced to the West End Orioles for two years of midget before joining the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL. A popular young man in Brandon, he played on the team's top line with Gus Juckes and Brian Roche. His big-league chance came when the Habs Elmer Lach was injured and coach Dick Irvin called Abbott up from Victoria to a three-game trial--December 4, 6, 7, 1952. He played on a line with Bernie Georrfion and Paul Meger, as he had at Montreal's training camp when he first impressed Irvin.

Although an excellent forechecker and stickhandler, his three games were to be his only time in the NHL, after which he played more than a dozen years in senior leagues across Canada.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1948-49 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 39 16 16 32 6 7 5 1 6 4
1948-49 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 16 7 6 13 9
1949-50 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 36 27 27 54 24 6 6 7 13 4
1949-50 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 6 6 1 7 2
1950-51 Victoria Cougars PCHL 70 14 24 38 29 12 3 9 12 8
1951-52 Victoria Cougars PCHL 57 16 27 43 30 13 3 6 9 7
1952-53 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Victoria Cougars WHL 65 22 22 44 18
1953-54 Victoria Cougars WHL 69 7 17 24 24 3 0 2 2 2
1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 3 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Windsor Bulldogs OHA-Sr. 48 22 34 56 20 12 7 4 11 2
1955-56 Windsor Bulldogs OHA-Sr. 48 20 24 44 25
1956-57 Windsor Bulldogs OHA-Sr. 52 21 26 47 18 8 3 1 4 2
1957-58 Windsor Bulldogs NOHA 35 6 12 18 10 12 5 1 6 4
1958-59 Windsor Bulldogs NOHA 8 1 1 2 4
1959-60
1960-61 Winnipeg Maroons MAHA 20 14 9 23 5
1961-62 Winnipeg Maroons MAHA
1961-62 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 11 7 10 17 0
1962-63 Winnipeg Maroons MAHA 11 5 21 26 4
1962-63 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 15 6 13 19 9
1963-64 Winnipeg Maroons SSHL 11 9 10 19 2
1963-64 Clinton Comets EHL 10 2 3 5 6
1964-65 Winnipeg Maroons SSHL 6 6 6 12 2
1964-65 Canada WEC-A 7 2 2 4 0
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 0


MJHL First All-Star Team (1950)