Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mac Colville
Mac Colville began his NHL career at the age of 19, signing a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers in 1935-36. He appeared in 18 games that season, scoring a goal and five points. Upon returning to the Rangers the following season, he was one of the best performers during the team's try-out sessions and was inserted into the lineup for 46 games. He responded by scoring seven goals and 19 points. The Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup finals where they were beaten in a best-of-five final, three-games-to-two by the Detroit Red Wings.

In 1937-38 and 1938-39, Colville played in 48 games each season, both times scoring 28 points. In 1939-40, Colville scored 21 points in 47 games as the Rangers again made it to the Stanley Cup finals. This time, New York prevailed, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-seven series, four-games-to-two. It was the Rangers' last Stanley Cup victory for a span of 54 years, the next one coming in 1994. The following season, Colville recorded a career-high 31-point season on 14 goals and 17 assists.

Colville, like so many other professional athletes, did not play professional hockey for three years, contributing to the effort in World War II. Upon his return in 1945-46, he played 39 games with the Rangers, scoring seven goals and 13 points. In 1946-47, Colville spent 45 games with the New Haven Ramblers of the AHL while being limited to just 14 games with the Rangers. In 1947-48, he joined the Vancouver Canucks of the PCHL for 21 games, scoring ten points. He retired in 1950-51 at the age of 34 as a member of the Edmonton Flyers of the WCSHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1930-31 Edmonton Poolers EJrHL 3 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Edmonton Y's Men AAHA
1932-33 Edmonton Poolers EJrHL 11 14 3 0 0 0 0
1933-34 Edmonton Athletic Club EJrHL 9 8 1 9 12 2 1 2 3 0
1933-34 Edmonton Athletic Club M-Cup 13 8 7 15 10
1934-35 New York Crescents EAHL 21 5 10 15 26 8 4 5 9 8
1935-36 New York Rangers NHL 18 1 4 5 6
1935-36 Philadelphia Ramblers Can-Am 16 3 15 18 26 4 2 2 4 0
1936-37 New York Rangers NHL 46 7 12 19 10 9 1 2 3 2
1937-38 New York Rangers NHL 48 14 14 28 18 3 0 2 2 0
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 48 7 21 28 24 7 1 2 3 4
1939-40 New York Rangers NHL 47 7 14 21 12 12 3 2 5 6
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 47 14 17 31 18 3 1 1 2 2
1941-42 New York Rangers NHL 46 14 16 30 26 6 3 1 4 0
1942-43 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 19 7 7 14 19 11 2 5 7 10
1942-43 Ottawa Army OCHL 9 6 3 9 4
1942-43 Ottawa Commandos Al-Cup 12 11 9 20 15
1943-44 Red Deer Wheelers ASHL 16 4 9 13 17 5 0 3 3 14
1944-45
1945-46 New York Rangers NHL 39 7 6 13 8
1946-47 New York Rangers NHL 14 0 0 0 8
1946-47 New Haven Ramblers AHL 45 1 9 10 28 2 0 0 0 2
1947-48 Vancouver Canucks PCHL
1948-49
1949-50 New Haven Ramblers AHL
1950-51 Edmonton Flyers WCMHL 48 7 18 25 71 8 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 353 71 104 175 130 40 9 10 19 14


Brother of Neil
EAHL First All-Star Team (1935)
Only regular season games played and penalty minute totals available for Edmonton (EJrHL) in 1932-33. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 18, 1935.
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