Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Buddy Boone
Carl Boone was nicknamed Buddy and the name stuck so strongly that it effectively became his first name. Boone played three years with the St. Catharines Teepees of the OHA for three years. In his final year of junior he scored 43 goals in 45 games. He and Brian Cullen supplied the majority of the offense for the Teepees.

Upon turning pro in the fall of 1952, Boone had hoped to land a roster spot in the NHL but it was not to be. He accepted a deal with the AHL's St. Louis Flyers. He moved around with several other minor-league teams before getting the chance to play in the NHL when the Boston Bruins came calling in the 1957 playoffs. Boston called upon Boone as an injury replacement and he suited up for ten games that spring, notching his first goal.

Thanks to his grit and determination in the playoffs, Boone earned himself a longer look in 1957-58 and he was used for 34 games where he collected five goals and eight points. He was asked to play a defensive role with the Bruins, who had plenty of offensive talent with the likes of Bronco Horvath, Don McKenny and a young Johnny Bucyk. Although he played his role effectively, it was not good enough to earn him a full-time roster spot, and in fact it was the last time Boone was seen in the NHL despite being claimed by the New York Rangers in 1965.

Boone continued to play hockey for another eleven years in the minors, retiring after playing eight games with Des Moines of the IHL in 1969-70. He returned to country living back in Kirkland Lake soon thereafter. Boone died on September 1, 1986 at the age of 53.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1949-50 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 45 13 17 30 75 5 4 1 5 10
1950-51 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 53 28 27 55 94 9 7 4 11 8
1951-52 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 45 43 23 66 38 14 8 4 12 4
1952-53 St. Louis Flyers AHL 64 13 26 39 20
1953-54 Edmonton Flyers WHL 28 3 5 8 22
1953-54 Quebec Aces QHL 35 6 14 20 57 16 8 8 16 18
1953-54 Quebec Aces Ed-Cup 7 2 1 3 2
1954-55 Springfield Indians AHL 63 30 31 61 38 4 2 0 2 0
1955-56 Springfield Indians AHL 31 11 12 23 24
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 57 24 22 46 45
1956-57 Boston Bruins NHL 10 1 0 1 12
1957-58 Boston Bruins NHL 34 5 3 8 28 12 1 1 2 13
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 33 13 16 29 34
1958-59 Quebec Aces QHL 20 5 6 11 14
1958-59 Providence Reds AHL 28 7 10 17 16
1959-60 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 69 25 29 54 33
1960-61 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 51 24 23 47 26
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 13 7 7 14 10
1961-62 San Francisco Seals WHL 62 30 27 57 22 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Vancouver Canucks WHL 69 44 36 80 24 7 3 0 3 4
1963-64 Vancouver Canucks WHL 66 38 25 63 18
1964-65 Vancouver Canucks WHL 54 22 24 46 29 5 2 0 2 2
1965-66 Los Angeles Blades WHL 58 17 19 36 6
1966-67 Los Angeles Blades WHL 45 14 13 27 16
1967-68
1968-69 Des Moines Oak Leafs IHL 59 20 22 42 20
1969-70 Des Moines Oak Leafs IHL 8 1 1 2 2
NHL Totals 34 5 3 8 28 22 2 1 3 25


WHL First All-Star Team (1963)
WHL Second All-Star Team (1964)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHL) following release by Kingston (EPHL), February 27, 1961. Claimed by NY Rangers from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Traded to Los Angeles (WHL) by NY Rangers for Gord Vejprava, November, 1965. Signed as a free agent by Des Moines (IHL), January 27, 1970.
Suffered career-ending knee injury in game vs. Columbus (IHL), February 25, 1970.