Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gene Carrigan
Gene Carrigan had stops in Edmonton, Hollywood, Springfield, Victoria and Portland to his credit before he made the leap to the National Hockey League in 1930.

Carrigan, a center, had led the Canadian-American league the year before with 28 goals when the New York Rangers decided he warranted a look. Carrigan played 33 games on Broadway and scored two goals in that time. The next two years Carrigan spent back in the minor leagues but October 20, 1933 trade sent him to the Detroit Red Wings, and though he spent all of that season with their farm club, he was summoned for the playoffs.

In four post-season contests Carrigan was held off the score sheet. In the off-season the Wings traded Carrigan to the Boston Cubs of the Can-Am League where he excelled, leading the league in assists. While with the Cubs in 1934-35 he was loaned to the National Hockey League's St. Louis Eagles for two weeks and Carrigan suited up for his final four big league games in that time. The next six years were spent in the minor leagues where Carrigan was a consistent scorer. In 1941 Sam Buron was awarded an American Hockey Association franchise for the city of Fort Worth and Carrigan was acquired to serve as the team's head coach as well as member of the team. Carrigan, who played center throughout his career, played defense for the under-staffed Fort Worth franchise.

At season's end Carrigan elected to hang up his skates for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1923-24 Edmonton Eskimos EJrHL
1924-25 Edmonton Eskimos EJrHL
1925-26 Camrose Canadians ASHL
1926-27 Edmonton Eskimos PrHL 19 0 0 0 4
1927-28 Hollywood Millionaires Cal-Pro
1928-29 Springfield Indians Can-Am 39 10 1 11 23
1928-29 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 10 0 0 0 0
1928-29 Victoria Cubs PCHL 2 0 0 0 0
1929-30 Springfield Indians Can-Am 38 28 24 52 22
1930-31 New York Rangers NHL 33 2 0 2 13
1930-31 Springfield Indians Can-Am 13 5 10 15 10 7 4 4 8 2
1931-32 London Tecumsehs IHL 48 19 9 28 27 6 0 0 0 5
1932-33 London Tecumsehs IHL 41 19 14 33 23 6 2 3 5 2
1933-34 Detroit Olympics IHL 43 17 18 35 19 4 2 3 5 0
1933-34 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 42 19 37 56 18 3 1 1 2 2
1934-35 St. Louis Eagles NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1935-36 Boston Cubs Can-Am 18 3 7 10 4
1935-36 Detroit Olympics IHL 28 5 13 18 11 6 0 4 4 2
1936-37 Springfield Indians IAHL 47 6 11 17 22 5 0 0 0 0
1937-38 Springfield Indians IAHL 14 1 7 8 0
1937-38 New Haven Eagles IAHL 24 1 2 3 17 2 0 0 0 0
1938-39 St. Paul Saints AHA 47 28 26 54 13 3 1 0 1 0
1939-40 St. Paul Saints AHA 47 16 36 52 19 7 2 3 5 2
1940-41 St. Paul Saints AHA 48 5 15 20 18 4 0 0 0 0
1941-42 Fort Worth Rangers AHA 43 11 11 22 19 5 0 3 3 4
NHL Totals 37 2 1 3 13 4 0 0 0 0


Can-Am Second All-Star Team (1930)
AHA Second All-Star Team (1939)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (PrHL), November 7, 1926. Claimed by NY Rangers from Hollywood (Cal-Pro) in Inter-League Draft, May 14, 1928. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (PCHL) after release by Portland (PCHL), November 29, 1927. Traded to Chicago (London-IHL) by NY Rangers for cash, October 27, 1931. Traded to Detroit by Chicago (London-IHL) for Frank Waite and Leroy Goldsworthy, October 19, 1933. Traded to Boston by Detroit for George Patterson, May 12, 1934. Loaned to St. Louis by Boston to replace injured Frank Jerwa, January 18, 1935 and returned January 30, 1935. Traded to Detroit by Boston for Lorne Duguid, December 29, 1935. Signed as a free agent by St. Paul (AHA), October 23, 1939.
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