Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tony Demers
Tony Demers had a six-year NHL career, but playing back in the late 1930s and early 1940s, he appeared in just 83 games, one more than a single NHL regular season schedule nowadays.

Demers joined the New Haven Eagles for five games in 1937-38 before heading to the NHL to play for the Montreal Canadiens. In six games he was held pointless. Demers did not play hockey in 1938-39 but returned to the Canadiens for the 1939-40 season, playing in 14 games. He scored twice and assisted on three others

In 1940-41, Demers played 46 games, which represented more than half of the total games in his entire career. The result was a 13-goal season with ten assists. Despite playing five years in Montreal, Demers was never on a Stanley Cup winning team. In 1943-44, the year after he had left the team, the Canadiens went on to take Lord Stanley's Cup.

Demers final NHL season was in 1942-43 when he played in one game with the New York Rangers. His final NHL statistics were 83 games played, 20 goals and 22 assists for 42 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1935-36 Montreal LaFontaine MCJHL 1 1 0 1 2
1936-37 Southampton Vikings Britain 21 7 28 16
1937-38 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 0
1937-38 New Haven Eagles IAHL 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1937-38 Lachine Rapides QPHL
1938-39 Lachine Rapides QPHL 29 24 12 36 39 6 2 2 4 7
1939-40 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 2 3 5 2
1939-40 Valleyfield Braves QPHL 35 30 23 53 37
1940-41 Montreal Canadiens NHL 46 13 10 23 17 2 0 0 0 0
1941-42 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 3 4 7 4
1941-42 Valleyfield V's MDHL 14 2 3 5 16 9 1 2 3 21
1942-43 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 2 5 7 0
1942-43 Montreal Army MCHL 13 3 1 4 0 4 0 2 2 0
1943-44 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Providence Reds AHL 25 11 10 21 10
1944-45 Lachine Rapides QPHL 11 2 3 5 12
1945-46 St-Hyacinthe Saints QPHL 34 50 29 79 26
1946-47 Sherbrooke Saints QPHL 43 32 36 68 8 10 8 15 23 2
1946-47 Sherbrooke Saints Al-Cup 4 2 2 4 2
1947-48 Sherbrooke Saints QPHL 52 62 46 108 24 10 6 6 12 9
1948-49 Sherbrooke Red Raiders QSHL 60 53 58 111 29 10 10 2 12 8
NHL Totals 83 20 22 42 23 2 0 0 0 0


QSHL Second All-Star Team (1949)
Byng of Vimy Trophy (QSHL - Sportsmanship) (1949)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 30, 1937. Loaned to NY Rangers by Montreal for the remainder of the 1943-44 season to complete transaction that sent Phil Watson to Montreal (October 27, 1943), December, 1943.
Charged with manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison, September 19, 1949.
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