Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Herb Dickenson
Forward Herb Dickenson spent parts of two seasons with the New York Rangers in the early 50s. He was a fine scorer in junior and was off to a good start as an NHL regular before he was forced to retired due to an eye injury. In addition to his scoring touch he was a versatile player who could contribute playing either wing.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Dickenson scored 51 goals in two seasons with the OHA's Guelph Biltmores. During the 1949-50 season he led the league with 18 goals in 24 playoff games as the club fell just short of reaching the Memorial Cup tournament.

After a strong start to his pro career with the AHL's Cincinnati Mohawks, the gifted
winger was recalled to New York. He adjusted quickly to the NHL and notched 14 goals in 37 games. The next year he had eight points in the first 11 games of the season before he was struck in the eye by an errant puck during the warm up prior to a game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs on November, 1952. The resulting injury brought an abrupt end to a promising big league career.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1949-50 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 48 24 22 46 43 15 15 3 18 6
1949-50 Guelph Biltmores M-Cup 9 3 5 8 6
1950-51 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 49 27 36 63 44 4 1 3 4 4
1951-52 New York Rangers NHL 37 14 13 27 8
1951-52 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 36 15 8 23 30
1952-53 New York Rangers NHL 11 4 4 8 2
NHL Totals 48 18 17 35 10


Suffered career-ending eye injury during warm-up prior to game vs.Toronto, November 5, 1952.
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