Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Garry Edmundson
Gary "Duke" Edmundson was born in Sexsmith, Alberta on May 6, 1932, and after two seasons with the Edmonton Athletic Club he graduated to the Regina Pats in 1950. The next season, "Duke" played junior hockey with the Kitchener Greenshirts, and by seasons end had made his National Hockey League debut with the Montreal Canadiens.

Seven full seasons would pass before Edmunson would again suit up for an NHL game. In between, his best years came in 1955-56 and 1956-57 when he was named to the International Hockey League's First, then Second All Star Teams.

In 1958-59, Edmundson joined the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League. With the Indians, Edmundson scored 17 goals from his left wing position and totalled 44 points. That summer, the Indians, in an inter-league deal, traded Edmundson to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

With the Maple Leafs, Edmundson made his return to the NHL, playing 39 games in 1959-60, and registering his only NHL points with four goals and ten points. The following year, he played three more NHL games, but as a result of reporting to camp that fall forty pounds over his previous playing weight, he spent most of his time with the Rochester Americans.

The last three seasons of Edmundson's career were spent in the Western Hockey League with the San Francisco Seals. When the Seals tried to reassign Edmundson to the AHL during his third year, he refused, which signalled the end of his playing days.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1948-49 Edmonton Athletic Club EJrHL 5 10 15 14 6 2 2 4 16
1948-49 Edmonton Athletic Club M-Cup 7 1 1 2 4
1949-50 Edmonton Athletic Club AAHA 19 13 32 11
1950-51 Regina Pats WCJHL 23 12 6 18 38 12 11 8 19 13
1950-51 Regina Pats M-Cup 15 7 6 13 18
1951-52 Kitchener Greenshirts OHA-Jr. 51 35 53 88 80 4 1 1 2 6
1951-52 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4
1952-53 Montreal Royals QMHL 12 4 3 7 8 12 3 4 7 16
1953-54 Cincinnati Mohawks IHL 64 25 53 78 105 11 2 4 6 9
1954-55 Cincinnati Mohawks IHL 60 24 32 56 86 9 3 6 9 20
1955-56 Cincinnati Mohawks IHL 56 35 52 87 95 8 3 3 6 10
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 2 0 0 0 2
1956-57 Shawinigan Cataracts QHL 3 0 1 1 16
1956-57 Cincinnati Mohawks IHL 52 23 25 48 74 7 3 5 8 28
1957-58 New Westminster Royals WHL 69 21 43 64 188 4 1 3 4 2
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 62 17 27 44 113
1959-60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 4 6 10 47 9 0 1 1 4
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 68 25 44 69 62
1961-62 San Francisco Seals WHL 51 15 21 36 53 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 San Francisco Seals WHL 70 34 42 76 96 17 5 3 8 12
1963-64 San Francisco Seals WHL 46 13 21 34 55
NHL Totals 43 4 6 10 49 11 0 1 1 8


IHL First All-Star Team (1956)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1957)
Claimed by Springfield (AHL) from New Westminster (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Traded to Toronto by Springfield (AHL) for Frank Roggeveen, June 9, 1959.
Officially announced his retirement, February 4, 1964.