Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Russ Brayshaw
Russ Brayshaw grew up playing on frozen ponds during the frigid winters in Rosthern, Saskatchewan with many of his friends. By the age of 15, it was apparent he had distinguished himself as the best player in local competition. In 1938-39, at the age of 20, he joined the Moose Jaw Millers of the Saskatchewan Senior League. He turned out to provide an offensive spark for the club, potting ten goals and 12 points.

The advent of World War Two meant no hockey for most Canadians, including Brayshaw, who did not play competitively again until 1944-45, when he had an opportunity to play for the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL. In 43 games, he popped in five goals and 14 points. With the return of many of the NHL's regular players the following year, Brayshaw and others like him who served as fill-ins, found themselves without a job in the NHL.

In 1945-46, Brayshaw joined the Cleveland Barons of the NHL, playing in 57 games, scoring 24 goals and 48 points. In a seven-year professional career, Brayshaw toured through six leagues. His last pro season was in 1949-50 when he was a member of the Regina Capitals.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1936-37 Noranda Cooper Kings NOHA 11 8 19
1937-38 Saskatoon Quakers N-SSHL 16 2 1 3 4 5 0 0 0 0
1938-39 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 22 10 2 12 8 10 1 2 3 6
1939-40 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 32 9 8 17 40 7 1 1 2 4
1939-40 Moose Jaw Millers Al-Cup 3 0 1 1 0
1940-41 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 30 11 11 22 14
1941-42 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 28 9 15 24 26 9 5 3 8 4
1942-43 Victoria VMD NNDHL 18 16 15 31 16
1942-43 New Westminster Spitfires PCHL 1 0 0 0 2 6 4 5 9 8
1943-44 Seattle Ironmen NNDHL 2 1 1 2 0
1943-44 New Westminster Spitfires PCHL 19 17 15 32 25 3 3 1 4 4
1943-44 New Westminster Royals Al-Cup 15 21 8 29 10
1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 5 9 14 24
1945-46 Cleveland Barons AHL 57 24 24 48 37 5 1 1 2 0
1946-47 Providence Reds AHL 38 10 16 26 27
1946-47 St. Louis Flyers AHL 21 8 4 12 2
1947-48 St. Louis Flyers AHL 7 2 2 4 6
1947-48 Tulsa Oilers USHL 52 22 21 43 12 2 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Vancouver<196>Seattle PCHL 20 5 11 16 20
1948-49 Saskatoon Quakers WCSHL 12 2 7 9 16
NHL Totals 43 5 9 14 24


Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Providence (AHL) with Bill McComb for Eddie Bush, Carl Liscombe, Roly Rossignol and cash, January 9, 1947. Traded to Seattle (PCHL) by Vancouver (PCHL) with Paul Waldner and cash for Bill Shill and Ab Collings, November 8, 1948.