Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Lamb
Right-winger Joe Lamb competed for seven different NHL teams in the 1920s and '30s. He was a decent scorer with a hard-nosed edge to his game that earned him respect throughout the league.

Born in Sussex, New Brunswick, Lamb played three years of senior with the local Dairy Kings club before heading to Montreal to play for several clubs at the same level. In January 1928 he was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Maroons then scored 13 points in 21 games. After playing most of the next season in Montreal, he was sent to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for George Boucher.

During the 1929-30 season, Lamb scored a personal best 29 goals skating with Frank Finnigan and Hec Kilrea. The rugged forward also led the NHL with 119 minutes in penalties. He proceeded to go on a grand tour of the NHL in the '30s by suiting up for the New York Americans, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Eagles, and Detroit Red Wings. Lamb also had a second go around with the Americans and Maroons as clubs constantly saw him as an important figure who could augment their line up. He retired in 1940 after playing two years with the AHL's Springfield Indians


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1922-23 Sussex Dairy Kings SNBHL 8 1 0 1 4 4 2 0 2 2
1923-24 Sussex Dairy Kings SNBHL 6 3 4 7 2 6 4 1 5 2
1924-25 Sussex Dairy Kings SNBHL 12 14 4 18 8 6 2 3 5 6
1925-26 Montreal Royal Bank MCBHL 9 3 2 5 12
1925-26 Montreal Young Royals MCJHL 6 6 4 10 6
1925-26 Montreal Young Royals M-Cup 4 3 2 5 15
1926-27 Montreal Victorias MCHL 7 5 3 8 26
1926-27 Montreal Victorias Exhib. 15 28 0 28
1926-27 Montreal Royal Bank MCBHL 4 3 4 7 14 1 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Montreal Victorias MCHL 7 4 4 8 6
1927-28 Montreal Royal Bank MCBHL 9 5 6 11 30
1927-28 Montreal Maroons NHL 21 8 5 13 39 8 1 0 1 32
1928-29 Montreal Maroons NHL 30 4 1 5 44
1928-29 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 0 0 8
1929-30 Ottawa Senators NHL 44 29 20 49 119 2 0 0 0 11
1930-31 Ottawa Senators NHL 44 11 14 25 91
1931-32 New York Americans NHL 48 14 11 25 71
1932-33 Boston Bruins NHL 42 11 8 19 68 5 0 1 1 6
1933-34 Boston Bruins NHL 48 10 15 25 47
1934-35 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 3 2 5 4
1934-35 St. Louis Eagles NHL 31 11 12 23 19
1935-36 Montreal Maroons NHL 35 0 3 3 12 3 0 0 0 2
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 48 3 9 12 53
1937-38 New York Americans NHL 25 1 0 1 20
1937-38 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 3 1 4 6
1937-38 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 6 2 0 2 4
1938-39 Springfield Indians IAHL 51 11 16 27 72 3 0 1 1 4
1939-40 Springfield Indians IAHL 54 20 14 34 44 3 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 443 108 101 209 601 18 1 1 2 51


Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons, January 29, 1928. Traded to Ottawa by Mtl. Maroons for Georges Boucher, February 14, 1929. Claimed by NY Americans from Ottawa for 1931-32 season in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931. Traded to Boston by Ottawa with $7,000 for Cooney Weiland, July 25, 1932. Traded to Montreal by Boston for Johnny Gagnon, October 2, 1934. Traded to Boston by Montreal for cash, December 4, 1934. Traded to St. Louis by Boston for Max Kaminsky and Des Roche, December 4, 1934. Claimed by Mtl. Maroons from St. Louis in Dispersal Draft, October 15, 1935. Traded to NY Americans by Mtl. Maroons with $10,000 for Carl Voss, September 6, 1936. Traded to Detroit by NY Americans for Red Beattie with NY Americans holding right of recall, January 24, 1938.
Recalled by NY Americans, October 9, 1938.
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