Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ray Hannigan
Right-winger Ray Hannigan played three games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1948-49. He was a fine goal scorer in junior and the minors and took an interest in coaching following his playing days. The hard working forward was the older brother of Maple Leafs centre Gord Hannigan.

Born in Schumacher, Ontario, Hannigan excelled with the South Porcupine juniors of the NOHA in 1944-45 before joining the St.. Michael's Majors. After helping the Majors win the Memorial Cup in 1947, the young forward joined the senior St. Michael's squad and scored 27 goals in 35 matches. In 1948-49 he joined the senior Toronto Marlboros and got a taste of the NHL during a three game stint.

Beginning in 1949-50, Hannigan embarked on a solid six-year career in the AHL and WHL. He topped the 20-goal mark four times, helped the Pittsburgh Hornets win the Calder Cup in 1952 and contributed to two Western League crowns with the Edmonton Flyers. After retiring in 1955, Hannigan spent a year behind the bench of the junior Edmonton Oil Kings.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1944-45 South Porcupine Porkies NOJHA 15 3 18 2
1944-45 South Porcupine Porkies M-Cup 2 2 2 4 0
1945-46 St. Michael's Buzzers High-ON 8 23 12 35 29 2 3 1 4 0
1945-46 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 2 1 0 1 0
1946-47 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 22 13 8 21 21 9 11 2 13 6
1946-47 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 10 3 11 14 23
1947-48 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 35 27 21 48 26 5 2 0 2 10
1948-49 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1948-49 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 38 24 21 45 24 9 7 5 12 18
1948-49 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 13 9 6 15 8
1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 64 30 21 51 14
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 12 2 7 9 25
1950-51 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 65 24 17 41 31 13 9 6 15 20
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 49 17 18 35 56 10 4 1 5 11
1952-53 Edmonton Flyers WHL 64 22 19 41 53 15 7 6 13 6
1953-54 Edmonton Flyers WHL 66 30 31 61 29 13 3 7 10 11
1954-55 Edmonton Flyers WHL 56 21 16 37 27
1954-55 Edmonton Flyers Ed-Cup 5 0 1 1 2
1955-56 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 2


Brother of Pat and Gord Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Cal Gardner, Gus Mortson and Al Rollins for Harry Lumley, September 11, 1952. Loaned to Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) by Chicago for 1952-53 season for the loan of Guyle Fielder for 1952-53 season, October 15, 1952. Traded to Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) by Chicago for Bill Brennan, August 4, 1953.