Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eddie Joyal
A gifted offensive centre who played the game cleanly, Ed Joyal played nearly 500 NHL games, mostly with the Los Angeles Kings. He put up solid numbers wherever he played whether it was the NHL, WHA, the minors or junior.

The native of St. Albert, Alberta, northwest of Edmonton, learned to play the game on a frozen river downhill from his home. When healthy, he impressed with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WCJHL. He scored 84 points in two seasons when he was restricted to 58 games due to injuries.

Joyal signed on with the Detroit Red Wings and began his pro career with the Edmonton Flyers of WHL in 1960-61. After scoring 37 goals in 1961-62, he was elevated to the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL the next season and scored ten points in 14 games for Detroit. Joyal suited up for 47 games the next year and helped the Wings reach the 1964 Stanley Cup final. His winning goal against Toronto's Johnny Bower gave his team a 3 games to 2 edge in a series they failed to close out. Joyal played one more season in Motown before he was traded to the Maple Leafs where he got into 14 games in 1965-66.

Expansion gave Joyal's career new life. He was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings and went on to enjoy four and a half impressive years on the West Coast. He hit the 20-goal mark three times including a career-high 33 goals in 1968-69. Midway through the 1971-72 season he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers where he was a role player the rest of the season.

After being chosen in the WHA General Player Draft, Joyal played four years with the Alberta/Edmonton Oilers. He scored 22 goals twice and helped his team make the playoffs in 1973-74.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1958-59 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL 35 23 23 46 8
1958-59 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 4 4 1 5 0
1959-60 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL 23 16 22 38 10
1959-60 Calgary Stampeders WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 22 22 14 36 10
1960-61 Edmonton Flyers WHL 64 20 27 47 12
1961-62 Edmonton Flyers WHL 70 37 32 69 14 12 10 8 18 4
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 2 8 10 0 11 1 0 1 2
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 54 29 27 56 6
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 10 7 17 6 14 2 3 5 10
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 5 3 3 6 6
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 8 14 22 4 7 1 1 2 4
1964-65 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 6 5 3 8 0
1965-66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 14 0 2 2 2
1965-66 Rochester Americans AHL 9 9 1 10 6
1965-66 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 41 32 25 57 38 11 2 5 7 2
1966-67 Rochester Americans AHL 70 32 51 83 10 13 10 3 13 4
1967-68 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 23 34 57 20 -2 7 4 1 5 2
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 33 19 52 24 -30 11 3 3 6 0
1969-70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 59 18 22 40 8 -17
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 69 20 21 41 14 -10
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 11 3 14 17 -30
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 26 3 4 7 8 -13
1972-73 Alberta Oilers WHA 71 22 16 38 16
1973-74 Edmonton Oilers WHA 45 8 10 18 2 5 2 0 2 4
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 78 22 25 47 2
1975-76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 45 5 4 9 6
NHL Totals 466 128 134 262 103 50 11 8 19 18


CPHL Second All-Star Team (1966) Traded to Toronto by Detroit with Marcel Pronovost, Larry Jeffrey, Lowell MacDonald and Aut Erickson for Andy Bathgate, Billy Harris and Gary Jarrett, May 20, 1965. Claimed by Los Angeles from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Bill Flett, Jean Potvin and Ross Lonsberry for Bill Lesuk, Jim Johnson and Serge Bernier, January 28, 1972. Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
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