Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Viv Allen
A career minor-leaguer, Allen began playing hockey out west in numerous small towns, from North Battleford to Lethbridge to Creighton during the mid-1930s.

Allen signed with the New York Americans on October 15, 1940. He would appear in six NHL games for the club, but suffered an eye injury in the final game and was returned to the AHL upon his recovery.

The following year Allen was traded to the Pittsburgh Hornets, the AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, with Glenn Brydson in exchange for Phil McAtee and Peanuts O'Flaherty. Allen would score 20 goals for the Hornet in just 51 games during the 1941-42 season.

Allen spent much of the next decade in small American cities playing in far away leagues that would never see him promoted back to the NHL, finishing his tour of duty first with the Dallas Texans and then with the Saskatoon Quakers in 1950.

A speedy right winger, Allen had shown an ability to score, most notably with Pittsburgh in the AHL where he had 20 goals in 1941-42, his first full year after the injury. Later, with the Texans, he led the league with 34 goals in 1946-47 and two years later he suffered a leg injury which eventually led to his retirement, in 1949, at 33 years of age.

In 1995 Vivan "Squee" Allen passed away and was later buried in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1934-35 Kerrobert Tigers SAHA-I
1935-36 Kerrobert Tigers SAHA-I
1936-37 North Battleford Beavers N-SSHL 21 3 4 7 9 4 1 1 2 0
1936-37 North Battleford Beavers Al-Cup 12 4 2 6 2
1937-38 Creighton Eagles NOHA 15 4 6 10 16 4 0 1 1 4
1938-39 Lethbridge Maple Leafs ASHL 16 9 6 15 20 7 4 2 6 11
1938-39 Lethbridge Maple Leafs Al-Cup 3 0 0 0 2
1939-40 Rivervale Skeeters EAHL 60 26 47 73 28
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 6 0 1 1 0
1940-41 Springfield Indians AHL 29 5 7 12 6 3 0 3 3 0
1941-42 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 51 20 30 50 10
1942-43 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 47 6 32 38 22 2 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Washington Lions AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 12 4 0 4 5
1943-44 Philadelphia Falcons EAHL 4 2 1 3 2
1943-44 Saskatoon HMCS Unicorn SNDHL 8 3 6 9 4 4 5 2 7 2
1944-45 Cornwallis Navy NSDHL 7 1 2 3 2
1945-46 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1945-46 Dallas Texans USHL 34 21 17 38 10
1946-47 Dallas Texans USHL 58 34 18 52 14 6 0 0 0 4
1947-48 Dallas Texans USHL 61 16 27 43 19
1948-49 Dallas Texans USHL 24 7 6 13 6 4 0 1 1 0
1949-50 Saskatoon Quakers WCSHL 13 2 6 8 4
1950-51
NHL Totals 6 0 1 1 0


Brother of George Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 15, 1940. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Traded to Toronto (Pittsburgh-AHL) by Brooklyn with Glenn Brydson for Phil McAtee and the return of Peanuts O'Flaherty (previously on loan), October 8, 1941.
Missed majority of 1948-49 due to leg injury suffered in exhibition game vs. Montreal Royals, October 3, 1948. Played for Kerrobert Tigers (SAHA-I) from 1951-52 through 1954-55 (no statistics available).