Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Buttrey
At the age of 15, Gord Buttrey joined the Regina Abbotts of the SJHL in 1941-42, where he appeared in three games. He was picked up by the Regina Pats for the playoff run to the Memorial Cup, and picked up an assist in his seven games. The Portage La Prairie Terriers were the eventual Cup champions of that year.

Buttrey returned to play 13 games with the Abbotts for 13 games in 1942-43, scoring seven goals and 12 points. Then, at the age of 17, Buttrey played in the only ten games of his NHL career when he suited up for the Chicago Blackhawks. Although he was held pointless, the experience was certainly the highlight of his career, having had the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Bill Mosienko and Doug Bentley. Buttrey was then part of a trade which saw he and Hac Highton go to Providence of the AHL, along with $10,000 for goalie Mike Karakas on January 7, 1944.

In 1944-45, Buttrey played nine games in the SSHL with the Saskatoon Navy, scoring nine goals and 19 points. He continued to play professional hockey for another eleven years with seven different teams in five leagues, including two years each with the Milwaukee Clarks and Atlantic City Sea Gulls before moving on to spend just over three years with the Troy Bruins of the IHL. Buttrey played his final season in 1955-56, as a member of the IHL's Indianapolis Chiefs, scoring 16 goals and 33 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1941-42 Regina Abbotts S-SJHL 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
1941-42 Regina Pats M-Cup 7 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Regina Abbotts S-SJHL 13 7 5 12 4 4 0 0 0 4
1943-44 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 10 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Providence Reds AHL 26 2 4 6 18
1943-44 Philadelphia Falcons EAHL 9 1 1 2 0
1944-45 Saskatoon Navy S-SSHL 9 9 10 19 8 5 9 2 11 9
1945-46 Saskatoon Quakers S-SSHL 23 3 3 6 2 3 1 0 1 0
1945-46 Portland Eagles PCHL 5 1 1 2 0
1946-47 Saskatoon Quakers WCSHL 37 7 14 21 27 3 0 0 0 0
1947-48 Edmonton Flyers WCSHL 14 0 3 3 10
1948-49 Milwaukee Clarks IHL 21 9 8 17 48 8 5 5 10 19
1949-50 Milwaukee Clarks EAHL 51 20 22 42 62 14 3 1 4 15
1950-51 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 54 26 40 66 25 13 1 4 5 2
1951-52 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 65 33 38 71 33
1952-53 Troy Bruins IHL 59 28 33 61 42 6 2 1 3 2
1953-54 Troy Bruins IHL 64 29 34 63 23 3 4 1 5 0
1954-55 Troy Bruins IHL 60 19 28 47 69 11 3 4 7 14
1955-56 Troy<196>Indianapolis IHL 53 16 17 33 34
NHL Totals 10 0 0 0 0


EAHL Second All-Star Team (1951) Traded to Providence (AHL) by Chicago with Hec Highton and $10,000 for Mike Karakas, January 7, 1944.