Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Frank Ashworth
Ashworth played junior hockey with an excellent Moose Jaw Canucks team, one that advanced to the Memorial Cup finals in both 1945 and 1946, only to lose to the two powerhouses of Canadian hockey, St. Mikes and Winnipeg Monarchs.

Nonetheless, the hapless Chicago Black Hawks took a chance on him. And at 19 he was in the NHL. In 18 games, he had a respectable five goals, but he was sent to the USHL and, sadly, at 19, was out of the NHL, never to return to the Stadium.

He kicked around in the senior and western leagues for many years, scoring 36 goals with Tulsa in 1948-1949, a team for whom he refused to report two years later and for which he was suspended the entire season. This rift ended his days in the USHL, so Ashworth came up to Calgary and played another decade in and around Alberta, not retiring until 1966.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 New York Rovers EAHL 17 10 1 11 16
1943-44 Brooklyn Crescents EAHL 30 15 19 34 7 11 3 6 9 10
1944-45 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 16 22 13 35 26 4 6 5 11 8
1944-45 Moose Jaw Canucks M-Cup 17 11 22 33 16
1945-46 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 16 30 20 50 17 4 5 5 10 4
1945-46 Moose Jaw Canucks M-Cup 8 8 8 16 2
1946-47 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 5 4 9 2
1946-47 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 47 17 23 40 47
1947-48 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 66 19 27 46 40 7 3 1 4 4
1948-49 Hershey Bears AHL 8 0 0 0 2
1948-49 Tulsa Oilers USHL 58 36 60 96 27 7 3 5 8 14
1949-50 Tulsa Oilers USHL 70 28 50 78 44
1950-51 Tulsa Oilers USHL
1951-52 Calgary Stampeders PCHL 55 22 26 48 60
1952-53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 70 15 26 41 66 5 3 3 6 0
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders WHL 67 24 42 66 28 18 5 11 16 21
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders Ed-Cup 7 1 1 2 7
1954-55 Calgary<196>Vancouver WHL 51 5 7 12 20 5 0 1 1 2
1955-56 Olds Elks CAHL
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 48 11 20 31 33 3 0 1 1 0
1957-58 Olds Elks CAHL
1958-59 Olds Elks CAHL
1959-60 Olds Elks CAHL
1959-60 Calgary Spurs Al-Cup 3 1 1 2 0
1960-61 Olds Elks AIHA
1961-62 Olds Elks AIHA
1962-63 Olds Elks AIHA
1963-64 Olds Elks AIHA
1964-65 Olds Elks AIHA
1965-66 Calgary Spurs WCSHL 27 8 13 21 6 3 2 1 3 2
NHL Totals 18 5 4 9 2


USHL Second All-Star Team (1949) Suspended for entire 1950-51 season by Tulsa (USHL) for refusing to report to team, September, 1950.