Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Aurie
One of the first moves Jack Adams made when he took over the team in 1927 was to sign Aurie. He became team captain in 1932-33, helped the Wings win their first two Stanley Cups in 1936 and '37, and played his whole career--12 years--in Detroit. His only disappointment came toward the end of that 1936-37 season. Destined to win the scoring title, he broke his leg, finished three points behind Sweeney Schriner, and missed the playoffs entirely.

Aurie was a scorer who (ragged) the puck to kill penalties (thus the nickname), a team leader and memebr of the Wings top line with Marty Barrie and Herbie Lewis. Although he retired in 1938, he played and coached in Pittsburgh the following season and returned to the Wings for one game in an emergency. He scored the winning goal that last night of his NHL career.

Although one of the smallest men ever to play, he was one of the toughest of the era as well. He continued coaching for a number of years, but in 1952 he suffered a stroke while driving and died shortly thereafter.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1921-22 Sudbury Cub Wolves NOJHA 4 5 2 7 2 2 2 1 3 0
1922-23 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 7 16 4 20 3 2 0 2
1923-24 Sudbury Wolves NOHA
1924-25 Sudbury Wolves NOHA
1925-26 Galt Terriers OHA-Sr. 20 11 4 15 35 2 0 0 0 0
1926-27 London Panthers Can-Pro 32 14 7 21 38 4 4 0 4 4
1927-28 Detroit Cougars NHL 44 13 3 16 43
1928-29 Detroit Cougars NHL 35 1 1 2 26 2 1 0 1 2
1929-30 Detroit Cougars NHL 43 14 5 19 28
1930-31 Detroit Falcons NHL 41 12 6 18 23
1931-32 Detroit Falcons NHL 48 12 8 20 18 2 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 12 11 23 25 4 1 0 1 4
1933-34 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 16 19 35 36 9 3 7 10 2
1934-35 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 17 29 46 24
1935-36 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 16 18 34 17 7 1 2 3 2
1936-37 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 23 20 43 20
1937-38 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 10 9 19 19
1938-39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 1 0 1 0
1938-39 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 39 8 19 27 16
1939-40 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 39 12 12 24 12 9 3 8 11 4
1940-41 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 6 0 3 3 2
1941-42
1942-43
1943-44 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 489 147 129 276 279 24 6 9 15 10


NHL First All-Star Team (1937)
IAHL Second All-Star Team (1939) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1934)
Signed as a free agent by London (Can-Pro), November 14, 1926. Claimed by Detroit from London (Can-Pro) in Inter-League Draft, September 26, 1927.
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