Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Norm Corcoran
Born in Toronto, Ontario on August 15th, 1931 Norm Corcoran played parts of five seasons in the National Hockey League. Corcoran, a forward who played both right wing and center played just four regular season and four playoff games with the Boston Bruins between the 1949-50 season and the 1954-55 campaign before he was involved in a blockbuster trade consummated between the Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings that involved Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk. Corcoran was headed to Detroit in the nine-player trade but he suited up for just two games for the Red Wings spending 35 games in the minors. Though the Red Wings Stanley Cup victory in 1955 meant that Corcoran was involved in the 1955 NHL All-Star Game.

He finally got an opportunity to play more then a handful of games when he was claimed on waivers by the Chicago Black Hawks in January of 1956.

With Chicago Corcoran played 23 games and scored 1 goal and added 2 assists. It was his last season in the NHL, though he played several more years in the minors. Corcoran's career extended for ten more years spent mostly in the American Hockey League.

Norm Corcoran retired following the 1965-66 season, a year he spent with the Buffalo Bisons.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1946-47 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 12 1 8 9 10
1947-48
1948-49 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 28 2 2 4 32
1949-50 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 46 33 36 69 102 5 6 0 6 4
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Boston Olympics EAHL 2 3 2 5 4 5 1 1 2 12
1950-51 Hershey Bears AHL 68 17 24 41 96 2 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Hershey Bears AHL 54 22 21 43 71 5 1 0 1 6
1952-53 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Hershey Bears AHL 60 15 22 37 92 3 1 0 1 0
1953-54 Hershey Bears AHL 69 22 36 58 70 11 5 7 12 18
1954-55 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 6
1954-55 Hershey Bears AHL 61 16 30 46 90
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1955-56 Edmonton Flyers WHL 35 12 15 27 48
1955-56 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 23 1 3 4 19
1956-57 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 49 16 25 41 72 4 2 1 3 4
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 12 0 1 1 2
1957-58 Buffalo Bisons AHL 67 14 37 51 26
1958-59 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 58 13 32 45 51 6 0 0 0 2
1959-60 Quebec Aces AHL 56 18 27 45 52
1960-61 Quebec Aces AHL 61 22 35 57 57
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 67 17 34 51 41
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 25 1 1 2 4
1962-63 Edmonton Flyers WHL 30 9 10 19 4 3 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Providence Reds AHL 52 11 14 25 19 2 3 0 3 0
1964-65 Providence Reds AHL 36 7 11 18 12
1965-66 Buffalo Bisons AHL 31 2 4 6 14
NHL Totals 29 1 3 4 21 4 0 0 0 6


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955) Signed as a free agent by Boston, March 23, 1950. Traded to Detroit by Boston with Ed Sandford, Real Chevrefils, Gilles Boisvert and Warren Godfrey for Terry Sawchuk, Vic Stasiuk, Marcel Bonin and Lorne Davis, June 3, 1955. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for Wally Blaisdell, October 4, 1955.
Deal was voided when Blaisdell was unable to report. Traded to Chicago by Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) for cash and the loan of Gord Pennell, January 17, 1956. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Springfield (AHL) for Tony Schneider, August 17, 1957. Traded to Toronto (Rochester-AHL) by Montreal (Quebec-AHL) for Guy Rousseau, June 1, 1961. Traded to Pittsburgh (AHL) by Toronto for cash, June 2, 1961. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Detroit (Pittsburgh-AHL) for cash, August 8, 1963.