Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hy Buller
Defenceman Hy Buller played five NHL seasons in the 1940s and '50s. He was a fine passer who could also deliver jolting bodychecks and play with a chip on his shoulder in his own zone.

The Montreal native played junior with the Saskatoon Quakers then turned pro with the EHL's New York Rovers in 1942-43. Buller was outstanding and named to the league's second all-star team. He played a handful of games for the Detroit Red Wings during World War II but spent the better part of eight years in the AHL.

"The Blueline Blaster" helped the Hershey Bears win the Calder Cup in 1947 and was a member of the Cleveland Barons' championship squads in 1948 and 1951. Buller returned to the NHL with the New York Rangers in 1951-52. He was outstanding in his first big league season, scoring 35 points, delivering a host of thunderous hits and earning a place on the NHL second all-star team. Buller was also picked to play in the NHL All-star game. He played two more years with the Blueshirts then suited up with the WHL's Saskatoon Quakers before retiring in 1954.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1941-42 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers N-SJHL 8 3 5 8 27 6 6 2 8 28
1941-42 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers M-Cup 3 1 1 2 14
1942-43 New York Rovers EAHL 41 11 14 25 61 9 1 2 3 14
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 3 3 4
1943-44 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 46 6 12 18 51 5 2 1 3 2
1944-45 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1944-45 Hershey Bears AHL 41 5 17 22 44 11 1 2 3 6
1945-46 Hershey Bears AHL 59 8 19 27 61 3 0 0 0 2
1946-47 Hershey Bears AHL 63 12 32 44 56 11 3 3 6 8
1947-48 Hershey Bears AHL 31 5 12 17 31
1947-48 Cleveland Barons AHL 36 10 21 31 55 8 1 2 3 2
1948-49 Cleveland Barons AHL 62 7 30 37 44 5 0 7 7 6
1949-50 Cleveland Barons AHL 43 10 19 29 32 9 0 3 3 10
1950-51 Cleveland Barons AHL 66 16 41 57 31 11 1 4 5 11
1951-52 New York Rangers NHL 68 12 23 35 96
1952-53 New York Rangers NHL 70 7 18 25 73
1953-54 New York Rangers NHL 41 3 14 17 40
1953-54 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 27 4 10 14 36 6 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 188 22 58 80 215


EAHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
AHL First All-Star Team (1949, 1951)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1952) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1952)
Claimed on waivers by Hershey (AHL) from Detroit, October 22, 1944. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Hershey (AHL) for Babe Pratt and Joe Cooper, December 24, 1947. Traded to NY Rangers by Cleveland (AHL) with Wally Hergesheimer for Ed Reigle, Jackie Gordon, Fred Shero, Fern Perreault and cash, May 14, 1951. Traded to Montreal (Victoria-WHL) by NY Rangers for Dick Gamble and the rights to Eddie Dorohoy with Montreal holding right of recall if Dorohoy failed to make NY Rangers roster, June 8, 1954. Transaction cancelled after Buller retired, September, 1954.