Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andy Blair
Centre Andy Blair was an excellent scorer and playmaker during nine NHL seasons in the 1920s and '30s. He was a member of a Stanley Cup team in Toronto and gained trivia fame as one of the first players to sport a moustache.

The Winnipeg native spent five years at the University of Manitoba and also played senior with the local CPR and Rangers teams. He joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1928-29 and impressed with 27 points in 44 games. He often centred Ace Bailey and Baldy Cotton and was a valuable member of the first Maple Leafs' Stanley Cup team in 1932.

Following the tragic career-ending injury to Ace Bailey in December 1933, Blair assumed more responsibility and responded with a personal- best 14 goals. The veteran was also on hand when Toronto played the NHL All-Stars in the Bailey Benefit game on February 14, 1934. He played two more years in Toronto before joining the Chicago Black Hawks in 1936-37. By this time, Blair was o the down side of his career and he retired after registering only three assists in 44 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1923-24 University of Manitoba MHL-Sr. 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
1924-25 University of Manitoba WJrHL 9 14 4 18 4 8 10 1 11 6
1924-25 University of Manitoba M-Cup 5 8 0 8 8
1925-26 University of Manitoba MHL-Sr. 4 5 1 6
1926-27 University of Manitoba Exhib. 1 1 1 2
1926-27 Winnipeg Winnipegs Al-Cup 2 0 0 0 8
1927-28 University of Manitoba MHL-Sr. 10 11 8 19 16 2 0 0 0 10
1927-28 Winnipeg CPR WSrHL 4 3 2 5 2
1927-28 University of Manitoba Al-Cup 5 3 2 5 10
1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 12 15 27 41 4 3 0 3 2
1929-30 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 11 10 21 27
1930-31 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 11 8 19 32 2 1 0 1 0
1931-32 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 9 14 23 35 7 2 2 4 6
1932-33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 6 9 15 38 9 0 2 2 4
1933-34 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 14 9 23 35 5 0 2 2 16
1934-35 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 6 14 20 22 2 0 0 0 2
1935-36 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 5 4 9 60 9 0 0 0 2
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 0 3 3 33
NHL Totals 402 74 86 160 323 38 6 6 12 32


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1934) Traded to Chicago by Toronto for cash, May 7, 1936.