Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pep Kelly
Regis "Pep" Kelly spent the 1933-34 season with the St. Michael's Majors before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs for the '34-'35 campaign.

Kelly scored 11 goals as a rookie and added eight assists in 47 games. He matched that output exactly the following year but he struggled out of the gate during his third year in the league. In sixteen games he scored just two goals and was sent to Chicago.

With the Black Hawks he was able to turn his season around. In 29 games with Chicago he scored a career high 13 goals and added four assists. The next three seasons he was back in Toronto with the Maple Leafs "Pep" continued to produce at roughly the same pace, with his best year coming in 1938-39 when he scored 11 goals and 22 points, good for a career-best point total.

In 1940 he was traded back to the Black Hawks but didn't enjoy the success he had during his first stint with the club. After scoring just eight points in 21 games that season, Kelly's days in the Windy City were over with the rest of his year spent toiling in the American Hockey League.

The 1941-42 season began in the minors again but his rights were soon transferred to the Brooklyn Americans. Though must of his year was spent in the AHL, Brooklyn did use him in eight games, and they proved to be his last in the National Hockey League.

After spending all of the 1942-43 season in the AHL, Kelly joined the Northern Ontario Hockey League for his final two seasons before taking his final lap around the rink and retiring from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1930-31 North Bay Trappers NOJHA
1931-32 North Bay Trappers NOJHA
1932-33 Newmarket Redmen OHA-Jr. 17 14 5 19
1932-33 Newmarket Redmen M-Cup 19 13 3 16 16
1933-34 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 11 13 8 21 12 3 3 1 4 15
1933-34 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 13 20 8 28 8
1934-35 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 11 8 19 14 7 2 0 2 4
1934-35 Syracuse Stars IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 11 8 19 24 9 2 3 5 4
1936-37 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 2 0 2 8
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 29 13 4 17 0
1937-38 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 9 10 19 25 7 2 2 4 2
1938-39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 11 11 22 12 9 1 0 1 0
1939-40 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 34 11 9 20 15 6 0 1 1 0
1940-41 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 21 5 3 8 7
1940-41 Providence Reds AHL 16 5 7 12 0
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 8 1 0 1 0
1941-42 Springfield Indians AHL 18 9 10 19 8
1941-42 Buffalo Bisons AHL 34 8 14 22 12
1942-43 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 52 12 12 24 6 2 0 2 2 0
1943-44 Sudbury Open Pit Miners NBHL 6 3 1 4 2
1943-44 Sudbury Open Pit Miners Al-Cup 15 6 5 11 8
1944-45 Sudbury Open Pit Miners NBHL 4 5 2 7 0 4 1 1 2 2
1944-45 Powassan Hawks NBDHL 7 3 10
1945-46 North Bay Shamrocks NBHL
1946-47 North Bay Holy Names NBHL
1947-48 North Bay Black Hawks NBHL 14 8 14 22 6 4 6 10
1947-48 North Bay Black Hawks Al-Cup 3 0 1 1 2
1948-49 North Bay Black Hawks NBHL 13 7 4 11 4 6 6 4 10 2
1948-49 North Bay Black Hawks Al-Cup 11 3 5 8 0
NHL Totals 288 74 53 127 105 38 7 6 13 10


Loaned to Chicago by Toronto for remainder of the 1936-37 season for the loan of Bill Kendall, December 29, 1936. Traded to Chicago by Toronto for cash, May 10, 1940. Loaned to Providence (AHL) by Chicago for cash, February 5, 1941. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Chicago for cash, October, 1941. Traded to Brooklyn by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, October 19, 1941.