Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Faulkner
Alex Faulkner, born in Bishop Falls, Newfoundland on May 21s, 1936, spent two highly-productive seasons of Senior hockey, where he led the league both years in goals and points before joining the Conception Bay Cee Bees for parts of three years. Faulkner jumped to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League during the 1960-61 season.

Halfway through that year, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Faulkner as a free agent and by the next season he was wearing the blue and white, though for just one game. On June 4, 1962, the Detroit Red Wings claimed Faulkner from the Leafs in the Intra-League Draft and he became an NHL regular.

Faulkner played 70 games with the Red Wings, scoring ten goals and 20 points in 1962-63. The following year, he played 30 games and scored 12 points, but he also spent time in the minors that season with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

Faulkner would not return to the NHL after his second year with the Red Wings, but his career carried on for eight more years. He returned to the Cee Bees for two seasons, followed by a year with the Memphis Wings, then a three year run with the San Diego Gulls. Four games into his fourth season with the Gulls, Faulkner returned to Newfoundland to finish his career with the St. John's Capitals.

Alex Faulkner retired after the 1971-72.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1951-52 Bishop's Falls Woodsmen GFSHL 8 2 4 6 0 5 11 11 22 2
1951-52 Bishop's Falls Woodsmen High-NF 6 9 6 15 0 5 11 12 23 4
1952-53 Bishop's Falls Woodsmen GFSHL 12 13 11 24 2
1952-53 Grand Falls All-Stars Nfld-Sr. 1 3 1 4 0
1952-53 Bishop's Falls Woodsmen Nfld-Sr. 3 3 4 7 0 2 0 4 4 0
1953-54 Bishop's Falls Woodsmen GFSHL 14 13 17 30 5 2 1 2 3 0
1953-54 Grand Falls Bees Nfld-Sr. 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 2
1954-55 Bishop's Falls Woodsmen GFSHL 11 18 11 29 0 5 5 5 10 4
1954-55 Grand Falls All-Stars Nfld-Sr. 9 10 12 22 0 4 4 2 6 4
1955-56 Bishop's Falls Kinsmen GFSHL 12 20 17 37 8
1955-56 Grand Falls Andcos Nfld-Sr. 5 6 3 9 0 3 4 6 10 4
1956-57 Bishop's Falls Kinsmen GFSHL 12 20 17 37 8
1956-57 Grand Falls Bees Nfld-Sr. 4 8 8 16 4
1957-58 Bishop's Falls Kinsmen GFSHL 12 38 22 60 9 5 9 9 18 0
1957-58 Grand Falls Bees Nfld-Sr. 12 14 11 25 4
1958-59 Conception Bay Cee Bees Nfld-Sr. 25 103 49 152 32 8 23 13 36 6
1959-60 Conception Bay Cee Bees Nfld-Sr. 19 47 36 83 33 11 41 45 86 18
1960-61 Conception Bay Cee Bees Nfld-Sr.
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 41 5 13 18 6
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Rochester Americans AHL 65 19 54 73 26 2 1 1 2 0
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 10 10 20 6 8 5 0 5 2
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30 5 7 12 9 4 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Cincinnati Wings CPHL 11 4 8 12 6
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 8 1 4 5 2
1964-65 Conception Bay Cee Bees Nfld-Sr. 19 22 57 79 52 11 23 22 45 12
1965-66 Conception Bay Cee Bees Nfld-Sr. 5 5 16 21 4 6 4 13 17 10
1966-67 Memphis Wings CPHL 70 28 60 88 32 7 2 5 7 14
1967-68 San Diego Gulls WHL 71 26 41 67 32 7 2 2 4 2
1968-69 San Diego Gulls WHL 73 17 51 68 16 7 2 4 6 4
1969-70 San Diego Gulls WHL 60 17 48 65 14 6 0 6 6 4
1970-71 San Diego Gulls WHL 4 1 1 2 0
1970-71 St. John's Capitals Nfld-Sr. 36 26 47 73 18 11 9 21 30
1970-71 Grand Falls Cataracts Al-Cup 5 3 4 7 2
1971-72 St. John's Capitals Nfld-Sr. 24 18 42 60 52 4 2 3 5 2
1971-72 Grand Falls Cataracts Al-Cup 4 0 3 3 0
1972-73
1973-74 Gander Flyers Nfld-Sr. 9 5 8 13 4
1974-75
1975-76 Grand Falls Cataracts Nfld-Sr. 8 6 10 16 4 7 10 8 18 14
NHL Totals 101 15 17 32 15 12 5 0 5 2


CPHL Second All-Star Team (1967) Led Nfld-Sr. league in regular season and playoff goals, assists and points in 1958-59. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December, 1960. Claimed by Detroit from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 4, 1962.
Missed majority of 1965-66 due to arm injury vs. Gander (Nfld-Sr.), December 17, 1965 and knee injury vs. Gander (Nfld-Sr.), March 21, 1965.
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