Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don Deacon
After playing three years of Junior hockey in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, Don Deacon went on to play three more years of Senior hockey before taking his skills to Detroit to continue his career. Deacon, who was born on June 2nd 1913, was signed by the Detroit Red Wings in 1934 but didn't join them until the 1935-37 season.

Deacon, a left-winger, played four games for the Red Wings but was unable to score a point. He spent the rest of that season and all of the next one in the American Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Hornets. He returned in 1938 and played eight more games with the Red Wings and this time enjoyed more success. Deacon scored his first NHL goal and assisted on three other goals during his brief stay with the Wings.

The rest of that season Deacon was back with the Hornets and he led the league in assists and points with 65 in 46 games. Deacon's longest run with the Wings came the next year, his last in the NHL.

Deacon played 18 games and scored five goals and six points, his most productive stint as an NHL player. Despite his offensive improvement, Deacon spent most of that season in the minors.

He played the next two years in the AHL then retired as a professional and played his last season of hockey as an amateur in Calgary playing Senior hockey. Don Deacon retired from hockey following the 1942-43 campaign.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1929-30 Regina Olympics RCJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1930-31 Regina Pats S-SJHL 3 1 0 1 4
1930-31 Regina Pats M-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Regina Pats S-SJHL 4 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 3 0
1931-32 Regina Pats M-Cup 4 1 0 1 9
1932-33 Prince Albert Mintos N-SSHL 18 6 1 7 31
1932-33 Prince Albert Mintos Al-Cup 3 1 0 1 6
1933-34 Prince Albert Mintos N-SSHL 15 13 7 20 28 4 3 0 3 2
1933-34 Prince Albert Mintos Al-Cup 2 1 0 1 0
1934-35 Prince Albert Mintos N-SSHL 22 26 10 36 44 4 5 2 7 2
1935-36 Detroit Olympics IHL 44 14 17 31 70 6 1 4 5 7
1936-37 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 2
1936-37 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 43 14 15 29 18 5 2 2 4 14
1937-38 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 42 18 19 37 28 2 0 3 3 0
1938-39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 1 3 4 2 2 2 1 3 0
1938-39 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 46 25 41 66 41
1939-40 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 5 1 6 2
1939-40 Indianapolis Capitols IAHL 21 7 18 25 18
1939-40 Cleveland Barons IAHL 18 6 7 13 8
1940-41 Cleveland Barons AHL 53 15 15 30 46 9 1 5 6 10
1941-42 Cleveland Barons AHL 49 13 14 27 15 1 1 0 1 0
1942-43 Calgary Currie Army CNDHL 23 21 31 52 39 3 4 2 6 2
1942-43 Calgary Currie Army Al-Cup 5 4 5 9 2
NHL Totals 30 6 4 10 6 2 2 1 3 0


IAHL First All-Star Team (1939, 1940)
CNDHL First All-Star Team (1943)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 11, 1934. Traded to Cleveland (IAHL) by Detroit (Indianapolis-IAHL) for Bob Gracie and $30,000, February 5, 1940.