Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Cec Hoekstra
Centre Cecil Hoekstra played four games for the Montreal Canadiens in 1959-60. He was an excellent playmaker who took few penalties in a lengthy career spent mostly in the minors.

The Winnipeg native played junior with the Weston Wildcats, St. Boniface Canadians and, finally, the St. Catharines Teepees. Hoekstra scored 12 points in 14 playoff games in 1954 when St. Kitts won the Memorial Cup. He turned pro in 1955-56 when he split his playing time between the QHL's Montreal Royals and the Winnipeg Warriors of the WHL. By the late 50s he was a regular on the AHL's Rochester Americans and received a brief recall to the Habs.

Following his short stay in the NHL, Hoekstra returned to the minors for nearly a decade. His greatest success came with the AHL's Cleveland Barons where he topped the 20-goal mark four times and helped the club win the Calder Cup in 1964. After playing parts of two years with the senior Galt Hornets, Hoekstra retired in 1972.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1951-52 Weston Wildcats Juveniles MAHA 25 15 15 30
1952-53 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 31 11 17 28 10 8 5 6 11 2
1952-53 St. Boniface Canadiens M-Cup 17 2 14 16 0
1953-54 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 59 24 35 59 8 14 4 8 12 0
1953-54 St. Catharines Teepees M-Cup 11 2 5 7 2
1954-55 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 30 50 80 24 11 5 7 12 11
1954-55 Montreal Royals QHL 3 1 0 1 0
1955-56 Montreal Royals QHL 34 6 5 11 8
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 28 1 9 10 4 14 0 0 0 2
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors Ed-Cup 6 0 2 2 0
1956-57 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 69 21 12 33 16
1957-58 Montreal Royals QHL 31 13 24 37 11 7 3 4 7 0
1957-58 Rochester Americans AHL 13 1 2 3 0
1958-59 Rochester Americans AHL 70 26 24 50 4 5 1 1 2 0
1959-60 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Rochester Americans AHL 69 17 32 49 2 5 1 1 2 0
1960-61 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 6 16 22 14 4 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 16 31 47 16
1962-63 Calgary Stampeders WHL 67 14 31 45 10
1963-64 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 23 28 51 12 9 3 7 10 0
1964-65 Cleveland Barons AHL 20 2 3 5 6
1965-66 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 21 26 47 10 12 2 6 8 6
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 59 20 34 54 10 2 0 0 0 0
1967-68 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 24 36 60 14
1968-69 Cleveland Barons AHL 73 15 26 41 8 5 0 2 2 2
1969-70 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 8 20 28 0
1970-71 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr.
1971-72 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr. 3 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 0


Brother of Ed Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Ab McDonald, Reggie Fleming and Bob Courcy for Glen Skov, Terry Gray, Bob Bailey, Lorne Ferguson and the rights to Danny Lewicki, June 7, 1960. Traded to Pittsburgh (AHL) by Chicago for cash, June, 1961. Traded to Chicago by Pittsburgh (AHL) for cash, September, 1962. Traded to Boston (San Francisco - WHL) by Chicago (Calgary - WHL) for Al Nicholson, January 22, 1963.
Transaction voided when Nicholson refused to report to San Francisco (WHL), January 24, 1963.