Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Carveth
Carveth came up through the junior ranks but no sooner had he made the team in 1940-41 than he broke his leg, and missed the rest of the season. The next year was one of recovery, and the year after his career was back on track as he scored 18 goals and was a key element in Detroit's winning the 1943 Stanley Cup.

He registered consecutive 20-goal seasons after that win, but this made him a popular commodity in the league and Jack Adams trraded him to Boston for Roy Conacher in August 1946. Strangely, another 20-goal year only resulted in another trade, this time to the Canadiens for Jimmy Peters and John Quilty.

Midway through 1949-50, he was sent back to the Red Wings, and his value increased early in the playoffs when Gordie Howe was lost with a serious injury. Carveth helped fill the breach and the Wings won their first Cup since he was last victorious in 1943, perhaps merely a coincidence, but he might disagree.

Carveth was demoted the following year, and although crushed he soldiered on in the minors before retiring in 1954.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1935-36 Regina Green Seals RJrHL 6 7 0 7 0
1936-37 Regina Jr. Aces S-SJHL 6 6 7 13 2 2 2 1 3 0
1936-37 Regina Aces S-SSHL 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1937-38 Detroit Pontiacs MOHL 27 9 16 25 57 3 0 0 0 0
1938-39 Detroit Pontiacs MOHL 27 19 25 44 25 7 3 5 8 4
1939-40 Indianapolis Capitols IAHL 11 2 2 4 0
1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 2 1 3 2
1941-42 Detroit Red Wings NHL 29 6 11 17 2 9 4 0 4 0
1941-42 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 29 8 17 25 9
1942-43 Detroit Red Wings NHL 43 18 18 36 6 10 6 2 8 4
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 21 35 56 6 5 2 1 3 8
1943-44 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 1 1 1 2 2
1944-45 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 26 28 54 6 14 5 6 11 2
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 17 18 35 10 5 0 1 1 0
1946-47 Boston Bruins NHL 51 21 15 36 18 5 2 1 3 0
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 22 8 9 17 2
1947-48 Montreal Canadiens NHL 35 1 10 11 6
1948-49 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 15 22 37 8 7 0 1 1 8
1949-50 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 1 1 2 2
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 13 17 30 13 14 2 4 6 6
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30 1 4 5 0
1950-51 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 37 18 30 48 9 3 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Cleveland Barons AHL 40 9 15 24 18
1951-52 Vancouver Canucks PCHL 19 4 12 16 4
1952-53 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 47 45 39 84 38
1952-53 Toledo Mercurys IHL 8 2 3 5 0 5 0 4 4 6
1953-54 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 55 16 26 42 105 6 3 1 4 4
NHL Totals 504 150 189 339 81 69 21 16 37 28


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 5, 1939. Traded to Boston by Detroit for Roy Conacher, August, 1946. Traded to Montreal by Boston for Jimmy Peters and John Quilty, December 16, 1947. Traded to Detroit by Montreal for Calum MacKay, November 11, 1949. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Detroit for cash, June 6, 1951.
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