Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fred Burchell
Fred "Skippy" Burchell joined the Montreal Junior Royals at the age of 16 in 1947 -- 48, playing in two games, scoring three times. The following year he played in 47 games, scoring ten goals and 35 points. The culmination of a great season took place in the post-season when the Royals went on to win the Memorial Cup championship. Burchell was a major contributor to the championship, scoring 12 points in 15 games. In 1949-50, he played with three teams, the Junior and Senior Royals and the Laval Nationals.

In 1950-51, Burchell played two games with the Montreal Canadiens. He was back with the Habs again for another two games in 1953-54, and although he was held pointless during his four games in the NHL, Burchell had the pleasure of playing on the legendary Montreal club that included the likes of; Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey and Jean Beliveau.

Burchell was traded to Chicago by Montreal for Max Quakenbush on July 3, 1955, but the transaction was voided when Quackenbush announced his retirement just 12 days later. Burchell continued to play professional hockey for another 12 years with the Montreal Royals, Winnipeg Warriors, Rochester Americans, Quebec Aces, Verdun Pirates, Sherbrooke Castors, Jersey Devils and finally the St. Hyacinthe Saints of the QSHL in 1965-66.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1947-48 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 2 3 0 3 0 10 1 5 6 0
1948-49 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 47 10 25 35 15 10 4 6 10 7
1948-49 Montreal Jr. Royals M-Cup 15 4 8 12 12
1949-50 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 1 0 1 1 0
1949-50 Montreal Royals QSHL 2 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Laval Nationale QJHL 34 22 54 76 47 7 4 5 9 4
1950-51 Montreal Nationale QJHL 45 48 76 124 46 3 0 1 1 6
1950-51 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Johnstown Jets EAHL 56 37 56 93 71 8 2 12 14 12
1952-53 Montreal Royals QMHL 52 18 38 56 41 11 0 0 0 9
1953-54 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1953-54 Montreal Royals QHL 66 31 59 90 34 11 2 8 10 6
1954-55 Montreal Royals QHL 61 19 41 60 50 13 2 2 4 6
1955-56 Montreal Royals QHL 5 1 3 4 4
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 61 11 47 58 48 14 7 12 19 8
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors Ed-Cup 6 1 10 11 6
1956-57 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 66 17 40 57 22
1957-58 Rochester Americans AHL 70 20 40 60 65
1958-59 Montreal Royals QHL 59 11 41 52 31 8 7 2 9 4
1959-60 Montreal Royals EPHL 67 12 58 70 44 13 7 8 15 2
1960-61 Montreal Royals EPHL 68 13 61 74 12
1961-62 Quebec Aces AHL 67 21 57 78 14
1962-63 Quebec Aces AHL 69 17 55 72 12
1963-64 Quebec Aces AHL 58 4 30 34 10 8 1 2 3 0
1964-65 Verdun Pirates Que-Sr.
1964-65 Sherbrooke Castors Al-Cup 15 6 17 23 2
1965-66 Jersey Devils EHL 2 1 0 1 2
1965-66 St-Hyacinthe Saints Que-Sr. 32 10 31 41 6 12 6 11 17 2
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 2


QJHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951)
EAHL First All-Star Team (1952)
QHL First All-Star Team (1954)
Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Max Quackenbush, July 3, 1955. Transaction voided when Quackenbush officially announced his retirement, July 15, 1955.
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