Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Art Giroux
Right-winger Art Giroux played briefly for three different NHL clubs in the 30s. Although he was a utility player in the big leagues, his offensive totals in the minors were impressive.

The Winnipeg native first made a name for himself in the Prairie League with the Saskatoon Shieks. He then moved on to the California League with the San Francisco Tigers and Los Angeles Richfields and led the circuit with 34 goals in 1929-30. The next season he began a five year stretch in the Can-Am League with the Providence Reds and the Boston Cubs. In 1932 and 1934 he was an integral part of the Reds' Can-Am championships.

Giroux played 40 games for the Montreal Canadiens in 1932-33 and scored five goals while playing on a line with Hago Harrington and Leo Gaudreault. He was returned to Providence and eventually played a handful of games for the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings.

The clever winger was on hand in 1936-37 when the American Hockey League was born. He scored 21 goals for the Pittsburgh Hornets that years and remained in the league until he retired in 1945. Along the way Giroux was a key player when the Providence Reds won the Calder Cup in 1938 and 1940. He was also named to the league's second all-star team in 1940 after a strong two-way season for Providence.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1926-27 Saskatoon Sheiks PrHL 27 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Saskatoon Sheiks PrHL 19 6 1 7 2
1928-29 Los Angeles Richfields Cal-Pro 7 1 8
1929-30 San Francisco Tigers Cal-Pro 34 10 44 59
1930-31 Providence Reds Can-Am 39 16 7 23 41 2 0 0 0 4
1931-32 Providence Reds Can-Am 36 11 10 21 25 5 3 1 4 2
1932-33 Montreal Canadiens NHL 40 5 2 7 14 2 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Providence Reds Can-Am 6 5 1 6 4
1933-34 Providence Reds Can-Am 40 20 15 35 28 3 7 1 8 6
1934-35 Boston Bruins NHL 10 1 0 1 0
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 32 20 16 36 19 3 1 0 1 0
1935-36 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 2 2 0
1935-36 Detroit Olympics IHL 35 17 12 29 28 6 4 4 8 4
1936-37 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 47 21 7 28 30 5 3 0 3 2
1937-38 Providence Reds IAHL 43 12 10 22 13 7 3 5 8 2
1938-39 Providence Reds IAHL 51 23 24 47 4 5 1 1 2 0
1939-40 Providence Reds IAHL 54 17 23 40 21 8 2 2 4 0
1940-41 Providence Reds AHL 48 20 19 39 12 4 1 1 2 0
1941-42 Cleveland Barons AHL 54 18 22 40 18 5 1 0 1 2
1942-43 Cleveland Barons AHL 53 13 11 24 22 2 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Providence Reds AHL 31 12 10 22 5
1943-44 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 11 11 5 16 0
1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1944-45 St. Louis Flyers AHL 40 18 15 33 6
NHL Totals 54 6 4 10 14 2 0 0 0 0


IAHL Second All-Star Team (1940) Traded to Montreal by San Francisco (Cal-Pro) for $5,000, February 13, 1930. Traded to Boston by Montreal for cash, October 18, 1934. Traded to Detroit by Boston with Marty Barry for Cooney Weiland and Walt Buswell, July 11, 1935.