Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hank Blade
Prior to playing in the NHL, Hank Blade spent the majority of his time playing hockey in the Ottawa area. In 1939-40 he joined the Ottawa Montagnards of the OCHL at the age of 19. In his second year with the club he became one of the top goal scorers, popping in 12 goals in 20 games.

In 1941 he began a two-year association with the Ottawa RCAF during World War Two. Midway through the 1942-43 hockey season he was transferred to Vancouver where he picked up his game with the unit on the west coast. While in Vancouver he was seen by a member of the NNDHL's Vancouver Seahawks, who asked him to join their team. The following year he headed back east to Ottawa but wanted a chance to play in the NHL, so he spent time showcasing his talent with the Kansas City Pla-Mors of the USHL. The move paid off. In 1946-47 the Chicago Blackhawks used Blade in 18 games, where he had a goal and four points.

Blade played another six games with the Blackhawks in 1947-48, and that was the last time he played in the league. He continued to play hockey for another six years and in 1951 was named the MVP of the USHL while playing with the Milwaukee Seagulls.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 20 5 0 5 8 7 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 20 12 5 17 2
1940-41 Ottawa Car Bombers UOVHL 2 4 3 7 4
1941-42 Ottawa RCAF Flyers OCHL 16 7 10 17 6 3 0 1 1 0
1941-42 Ottawa RCAF Flyers Al-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Ottawa RCAF Flyers OCHL 19 10 13 23 6 8 5 1 6 6
1942-43 Vancouver RCAF NNDHL 14 14 6 20 6
1942-43 Ottawa RCAF Flyers Al-Cup 9 2 8 10 4
1943-44 Vancouver RCAF Seahawks NNDHL 3 4 2 6 4
1944-45 Ottawa Depot #17 OCHL 12 22 21 43 8
1944-45 Ottawa Senators QSHL 2 1 3 4 0
1945-46 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 46 29 36 65 16 12 7 8 15 4
1945-46 Ottawa Senators QSHL 5 0 2 2 6
1946-47 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 1 3 4 2
1946-47 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 38 23 24 47 17 12 4 7 11 4
1947-48 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 6 1 0 1 0
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 7 1 2 3 6
1947-48 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 51 29 41 70 32 7 0 3 3 0
1948-49 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 54 27 36 63 19 2 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 66 27 48 75 27 3 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Milwaukee Seagulls USHL 63 26 48 74 34
1951-52 Calgary Stampeders PCHL 62 14 27 41 24
1952-53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 22 3 6 9 32
1953-54 Simcoe Gunners OHA-Sr.
NHL Totals 24 2 3 5 2


Herman W. Paterson Cup (USHL - MVP) (1951)