Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Juzda
Defenceman Bill Juzda used his 5'9" 190 lb. frame to punish opposing forwards with some of the hardest open ice hits of his era. He was not blessed with immense talent in the areas of skating and puck handling but he played his position effectively and was a difficult defender to get past.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba played junior for the local Elmwoods of the MJHL and the Kenora Thistles in the same league. The burly defender played five games with the New York Rangers in 1940-41 but spent most of the year with the Philadelphia Rockets of the AHL. In 1941-42, he played 45 games of the Blueshirts' defence before spending World War II with the Winnipeg at Dartmouth RCAF.

After the war Juzda returned to the Rangers for three years and took part in the 1948 and 1949 NHL All-Star Games. Juzda was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in June 1948 and remained there for four years. He was a member of the 1949 and 1951 Stanley Cup teams.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1937-38 St. John's Technical High High-MB
1938-39 Elmwood Maple Leafs WJrHL 16 1 0 1 36 5 1 1 2 0
1939-40 Kenora Thistles WJrHL 24 3 6 9 29 9 2 3 5 20
1939-40 Kenora Thistles M-Cup 11 1 4 5 42
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 0 0 2
1940-41 Philadelphia Ramblers AHL 52 7 14 21 47
1941-42 New York Rangers NHL 45 4 8 12 29 6 0 1 1 4
1942-43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 13 3 3 6 8 5 0 0 0 14
1942-43 Winnipeg RCAF Al-Cup 12 1 3 4 14
1943-44 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 3 0 0 0 4
1944-45 Dartmouth RCAF NSDHL 4 0 0 0 12 3 0 4 4 4
1945-46 New York Rangers NHL 32 1 3 4 17
1945-46 Providence Reds AHL 18 4 3 7 20 2 0 0 0 9
1946-47 New York Rangers NHL 45 3 5 8 60
1946-47 New Haven Ramblers AHL 16 2 4 6 20
1947-48 New York Rangers NHL 60 3 9 12 70 6 0 0 0 9
1948-49 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 1 2 3 23 9 0 2 2 8
1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 7 0 3 3 4
1949-50 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 62 1 14 15 68 7 0 0 0 16
1950-51 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 0 9 9 64 11 0 0 0 7
1951-52 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 1 4 5 65 3 0 0 0 2
1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 59 1 15 16 108 10 0 1 1 11
1953-54 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 23 4 8 12 75
1954-55 Brandon Regals MHL-Sr. 10 3 7 10 32
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 3 0 1 1 4
1955-56 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 9 1 5 6 32
1956-57 Pine Falls Falcons Exhib.
1957-58 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 13 0 4 4 21
1958-59 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 3 0 2 2 2
1959-60 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 3 1 0 1 2
1960-61 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 20 2 4 6 43
1961-62 Winnipeg Maroons MAHA
1961-62 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 9 0 0 0 23
1962-63 Winnipeg Maroons SSHL 6 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 398 14 54 68 398 42 0 3 3 46


AHL Second All-Star Team (1953) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1948, 1949) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 21, 1940. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers with Cal Gardner, Rene Trudell and the rights to Frank Mathers for Wally Stanowski and Moe Morris, April 26, 1948.