Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Hannigan
Gord Hannigan was a decent playmaking centre who spent parts of four seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 50s. He was also well known in the AHL where he reached the 20-goal mark twice. The solid pivot was the younger brother of Ray Hannigan, a right-winger who played briefly with Toronto in the late 40s.

Born in Schumacher, Ontario, Hannigan was a proficient scorer in junior with the St. Michael's Majors. After a decent year with the OHA senior Toronto Marlboros in 1949-50, the young pivot excelled with the St. Michael's Monarchs of the same league. During his first year as a pro, Hannigan impressed with 24 goals for the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets.

Hannigan notched 35 points as a Maple Leafs rookie in 1952-53 and formed a solid line with Eric Nesterenko and Bob Hassard. The next year he only scored eight points and missed nearly half the season before scoring two goals in the semifinal loss to the Detroit Red Wings. After spending most of the next season in the AHL, Hannigan played 48 games on a checking unit with Nesterenko and Gerry James. He spent a year each with the Rochester Americans of the AHL and the WHL's Edmonton Flyers before retiring in 1958.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1945-46 Schumacher Lions NOHA
1946-47 Schumacher Lions NOHA
1947-48 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 32 14 13 27 55
1948-49 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 32 21 13 34 59
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 25 6 12 18 19 14 2 4 6 14
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 12 2 7 9 35
1950-51 St. Michael's Monarchs OMHL 30 19 20 39 56 9 4 6 10 6
1950-51 St. Michael's Monarchs Alx-Cup 10 9 6 15 4
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 67 24 26 50 80 11 2 5 7 15
1952-53 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 17 18 35 51
1953-54 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 35 4 4 8 18 5 2 0 2 4
1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 2 2 8
1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 35 9 16 25 19 10 1 7 8 16
1955-56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 8 7 15 40 4 0 0 0 4
1955-56 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 17 10 10 20 20
1956-57 Rochester Americans AHL 64 21 40 61 111 10 2 4 6 37
1957-58 Edmonton Flyers WHL 25 6 8 14 15
NHL Totals 161 29 31 60 117 9 2 0 2 8


Brother of Pat and Ray Traded to Edmonton (WHL) by Toronto for $5,000, February 25, 1958.