Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Percy Galbraith
Percy Galbraith began to show immense natural hockey talent at a very young age. In fact he was playing in the Manitoba Senior Hockey League by the time he was just 16. Beginning in the fall of 1917 he missed two years of playing time while serving Canada in World War One. When he returned for the 1919-20 season at the age of 21, he played for a year with the Winnipeg Monarchs.

In 1920-21 Galbraith began a five-year playing career with Eveleth of the USAHA before joining the Boston Bruins of the NHL in 1926-27. In his rookie year Galbraith was a pleasant surprise, contributing nine goals and 17 points while playing in all 42 games. He played in a Bruins' uniform for seven years, managing to avoid any lengthy injuries throughout his tenure.

In 1933 Galbraith was traded to Ottawa, but after just two games with the Senators he was released. There had been rumors that Galbraith purposely got himself released from the team. Whether true or not, he got his wish and was quickly re-signed by the Bruins where he played his final NHL season in 1933-34. In 347 NHL games, Galbraith notched 29 goals and 60 points. He continued to play competitive hockey for another five years before coaching the St. Paul Saints of the AHA in 1939-40.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1914-15 Winnipegs MHL-Sr. 8 2 2 4 6
1915-16 Winnipeg Victorias MHL-Sr. 2 3 1 4 2
1916-17 Winnipeg Victorias WSrHL
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20 Winnipeg Monarchs WSrHL 7 6 1 7 6
1920-21 Eveleth Rangers USAHA
1921-22 Eveleth Rangers USAHA
1922-23 Eveleth Rangers USAHA 20 4 0 4
1923-24 Eveleth Rangers USAHA 21 9 2 11
1924-25 Eveleth Arrowheads USAHA 38 10 0 10 4 0 0 0 0
1925-26 Eveleth-Hibbing Rangers CHL 37 6 5 11 40
1926-27 Boston Bruins NHL 42 9 8 17 26 8 3 3 6 2
1927-28 Boston Bruins NHL 42 6 5 11 26 2 0 1 1 6
1928-29 Boston Bruins NHL 38 2 1 3 44 5 0 0 0 2
1929-30 Boston Bruins NHL 44 7 9 16 38 6 1 3 4 8
1930-31 Boston Bruins NHL 43 2 3 5 28 5 0 0 0 6
1931-32 Boston Bruins NHL 47 2 1 3 28
1932-33 Boston Bruins NHL 47 1 2 3 28 5 0 0 0 0
1933-34 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1933-34 Boston Bruins NHL 42 0 2 2 6
1934-35 Eveleth Rangers CHL 45 4 5 9 6
1935-36 Wichita Skyhawks AHA 47 4 5 9 34
1936-37 Wichita Skyhawks AHA 48 4 4 8 38
1937-38 St. Paul Saints AHA 34 3 0 3 10
1938-39 St. Paul Saints AHA 3 0 0 0 0
1939-40 St. Paul Saints AHA
NHL Totals 347 29 31 60 224 31 4 7 11 24


CHL First All-Star Team (1926) Rights traded to Boston by St. Paul (AHA) with the rights to Bill Hill for cash, January 3, 1926. Traded to Ottawa by Boston with Ted Saunders and Bud Cook for Bob Gracie, October 4, 1933.
Released by Ottawa, November 17, 1933. Signed as a free agent by Boston, November 21, 1933.