Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chuck Blair
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland Chuck Blair and his family immigrated to Canada when he was just an infant. Like most Canadian boys he quickly picked up the game of hockey. By the age of 18 Blair was playing major junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the OHA. In 29 games he potted 18 goals and 41 points in 1946-47. He played another year in Oshawa before turning pro.

In 1948-49 Blair spent most of the year with the Toronto Marlboros of the OHA Senior a league but also played in one NHL game with the Maple Leafs that year, which was his one and only time in the big-league spotlight. He was back with the Marlboros for the playoff run, which included playing in the Allan Cup. He played a second season with the Marlboros and a repeat performance in the Allan Cup.

Blair believed he had the ability to return to the NHL, but with no teams willing to sign him, he opted to try his hand in the AHL, regarded as one of the best leagues after the NHL. In the fall of 1950 he began a long association with the league, playing the first three seasons with the Pittsburgh Hornets before moving on to the Cleveland Barons and finally the Buffalo Bisons.

As he was approaching 30, Blair felt it was time for a change and he moved to western Canada and suited up with the WHL's Calgary Stampeders for two years. In 1959-60 he was back in the AHL playing with the Quebec Aces and wound up his playing days the following year with the Clinton Comets of the EHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1946-47 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 28 19 22 41 6
1947-48 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 33 18 20 38 24 6 0 1 1 13
1948-49 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 36 21 14 35 47 10 6 5 11 6
1948-49 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 13 4 5 9 10
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 39 21 23 44 36 14 5 4 9 4
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 17 8 9 17 17
1950-51 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 71 27 16 43 41 13 6 1 7 8
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 57 13 25 38 22 11 1 2 3 6
1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 48 17 18 35 16 10 2 3 5 10
1953-54 Cleveland Barons AHL 59 23 15 38 2 9 4 3 7 2
1954-55 Cleveland Barons AHL 21 3 4 7 0
1954-55 Buffalo Bisons AHL 38 9 13 22 8 10 5 0 5 0
1955-56 Buffalo Bisons AHL 56 17 16 33 20 5 3 1 4 4
1956-57 Buffalo Bisons AHL 64 19 18 37 22
1957-58 Calgary Stampeders WHL 65 25 23 48 31 14 2 9 11 0
1958-59 Calgary Stampeders WHL 35 19 15 34 6 8 4 0 4 4
1959-60 Quebec Aces AHL 48 8 12 20 8
1960-61 Clinton Comets EHL 61 21 41 62 12 4 0 1 1 0
1961-62 Fort Erie Meteors OHA-Sr.
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Brother of Dusty Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Toronto with $30,000 for Bob Bailey and Gerry Foley, May 30, 1953. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for Joe Lund, December 5, 1954.