After starting his career in the familiar pattern of rising through the junior ranks and making it to the NHL, Albright retired after just one year with the New York Rangers in 1948-49 to concentrate on his schooling. He began his junior career with a flourish, going to the Memorial Cup with the Winnipeg Monarchs in 1945 (losing to St. Mikes) and then winning the tournament the following year.
But rather than join the NHL, Albright enrolled at the University of Manitoba in 1946 where he played on the school team as well as the city's senior team, the Flyers, which made two consecutive appearances in the Allan Cup. Only then did he join the Rangers, but after a fine season of 14 goals, the 25-year old informed GM Frank Boucher that he was going home to Winnipeg.
Albright played one more season of semi-pro with St. Paul in 1950-51 before retiring.