Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sid Finney
Centre Sid Finney played 59 games for the Chicago Black Hawks in the early 1950s. He spent most of his pro career as an explosive scorer in the WHL with the Calgary Stampeders.

Born in Banbridge, Ireland, played junior with the Calgary Buffalos and senior with the Calgary Satmpeders before reaching the NHL. He played 35 games in 1951-52 centring....but spent more time in the minors over the next two seasons. Finney played a decade with the Calgary Stampeders and became one of the top scorers in the history of the Western League. He helped the Stamps win the league championship in 1954 and led the WHL with 45 goals in 1957-58. Finney was named to the WHL Prairie Division first all-star team in 1957. The next year he repeated his all-star selection and was presented the Leader Cup as the MVP of the Prairie division.

Finney played one year each with the Edmonton Flyers and Portland Buckaroos of the WHL then skated briefly with the CHL's Cincinnati Wings.He didn't play in 1964-65 but returned to suit up for the Drumheller Miners of the Alberta Senior circuit before retiring in 1966.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1947-48 Calgary Buffaloes AJHL 15 6 8 14 9 8 2 2 4 0
1948-49 Calgary Buffaloes WCJHL 32 27 16 43 14 8 9 3 12 2
1948-49 Calgary Buffaloes M-Cup 16 12 7 19 4
1949-50 Calgary Stampeders WCSHL 17 7 5 12 4
1950-51 Calgary Stampeders WCMHL 57 44 37 81 12 8 4 1 5 0
1951-52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 35 6 5 11 0
1951-52 St. Louis Flyers AHL 23 8 5 13 2
1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 4 2 6 4 7 0 2 2 0
1952-53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 39 25 19 44 12
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 6 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders WHL 47 29 33 62 9 18 15 5 20 4
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders Ed-Cup 7 5 4 9 0
1954-55 Calgary Stampeders WHL 70 35 42 77 20 9 4 5 9 0
1955-56 Calgary Stampeders WHL 69 43 36 79 24 8 7 4 11 0
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 68 41 38 79 47 3 0 0 0 8
1957-58 Calgary Stampeders WHL 58 45 43 88 8 12 5 9 14 12
1958-59 Calgary Stampeders WHL 60 29 30 59 24 8 1 5 6 2
1959-60 Calgary Stampeders WHL 59 28 32 60 6
1960-61 Calgary Stampeders WHL 59 26 42 68 12 5 2 4 6 0
1961-62 Calgary Stampeders WHL 61 35 32 67 4 7 2 2 4 0
1962-63 Edmonton Flyers WHL 65 23 42 65 16 3 1 3 4 0
1963-64 Cincinnati Wings CPHL 13 3 3 6 4
1963-64 Portland Buckaroos WHL 39 9 10 19 2
1964-65
1965-66 Drumheller Miners ASHL 24 13 21 34 4 12 6 9 15 0
1965-66 Drumheller Rockets Al-Cup 16 13 15 28 4
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69 Calgary Stampeders ASHL 7 12 19 12 4 2 1 3 0
NHL Totals 59 10 7 17 4 7 0 2 2 0


WHL Prairie Division First All-Star Team (1957, 1958)
Leader Cup (MVP - WHL Prairie Division) (1958)
Traded to Chicago by Calgary ((PCHL) for Ernie Dickens, October 1, 1951. Claimed by Chicago from Buffalo (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1957. Claimed by Hershey (AHL) from Chicago (Calgary-WHL), June 3, 1958. Traded to Edmonton (WHL) by Calgary (WHL) for Gord Strate and future considerations (Jack Turner, October, 1962), September, 1962. Traded to Portland (WHL) by Edmonton (WHL) for Ken Laufman and Roger Leopold, November, 1963.
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