Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andy Barbe
Andy Barbe, his longtime coach King Clancy once said, had the hardest shot in hockey.

Barbe, who came from the same hometown as the legendary Toe Blake, played three seasons with the Los Angeles Monarchs in the PCHL and fell in love with West Coast life. He reluctantly returned to the east and higher caliber hockey, playing for years for Clancy's Pittsburgh Hornets in the hopes of making the Maple Leafs.

However, Barbe's lone NHL appearance was on January 18, 1951, with Toronto. Other than that, he never made it back to the Gardens, was never traded, and retired in 1955 with exactly one NHL game to his credit.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1941-42 Falconbridge Falcons NOJHA 8 3 3 6 6 2 0 0 0 10
1942-43
1943-44
1944-45 Sudbury Open Pit Miners NOHA 8 4 4 8 9 3 1 2 3 0
1945-46 Oakland Oaks PCHL 40 11 11 22 76 2 1 0 1 0
1946-47 Los Angeles Monarchs PCHL 54 55 39 94 55 11 12 4 16 2
1947-48 Los Angeles Monarchs PCHL 57 42 38 80 95 4 1 0 1 0
1948-49 Los Angeles Monarchs PCHL 70 42 35 77 32 7 5 2 7 0
1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 64 25 8 33 12
1950-51 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1950-51 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 67 23 28 51 20 13 9 5 14 0
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 22 40 62 16 11 3 6 9 2
1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 29 14 21 35 4 6 2 3 5 14
1953-54 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 67 25 36 61 8 5 0 1 1 2
1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 57 19 20 39 10 7 0 2 2 2
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 2


PCHL Southern First All-Star Team (1949)