Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Norm Larson
Right-winger Norman Larson spent parts of three seasons with the New York Rangers in the 40s. He spent most of his playing days as a fine scorer and checker in the minors and several senior leagues.

Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Larson played junior with the local Canucks in 1937-38. He then spent two years with the senior Moose Jaw Millers before joining New York on a full time basis in 1940. Larson was used in a more defensive role as a rookie in 1940-41 but chipped in with 16 goals the next season when teamed with John Sorrell and Ralph Wycherley. This represented the pinnacle of his big league career.

Larson played mostly in the Thunder Bay senior loop in the mid-40s and returned for one more NHL game with the Rangers in 1946-47. He was a solid two-way worker for the AHL's Hershey Bears in the late 40s before joining the senior Calgary Stampeders in 1950-51. Larson retired in 1956 after accumulating 68 goals in three seasons for the Kimberley Dynamiters of the senior Western International league.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1937-38 Moose Jaw Canucks S-SJHL 8 16 4 20 4 7 11 5 16 5
1938-39 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 24 16 6 22 2 10 8 2 10 2
1939-40 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 26 23 9 32 4 8 10 2 12 4
1939-40 Moose Jaw Millers Al-Cup 3 1 0 1 0
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 48 9 9 18 6
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 40 16 9 25 6
1941-42 Springfield Indians AHL 5 3 3 6 0 4 1 2 3 0
1942-43 Port Arthur Shipbuilders TBSHL 8 5 10 15 6 3 1 2 3 2
1942-43 Lakehead Army TBDHL 1 2 3 5 0
1942-43 Port Arthur Shipbuilders Al-Cup 13 16 11 27 9
1942-43 Port Arthur Bearcats Al-Cup 8 6 8 14 13
1943-44 Port Arthur Shipbuilders TBSHL 6 20 3 23 0
1944-45 Quebec Aces QSHL 14 18 17 35 2 5 7 3 10 0
1944-45 Quebec Aces Al-Cup 3 3 2 5 0
1945-46 New Haven Ramblers AHL 40 19 26 45 18
1945-46 Hershey Bears AHL 24 17 27 44 2 3 2 0 2 0
1946-47 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1946-47 New Haven Ramblers AHL 11 1 5 6 0
1947-48 Hershey Bears AHL 19 4 1 5 0
1948-49 Hershey Bears AHL 55 13 24 37 13 8 0 2 2 0
1949-50 Hershey Bears AHL 68 20 35 55 8
1950-51 Calgary Stampeders WCMHL 47 28 35 63 20 8 1 3 4 2
1951-52 Calgary Stampeders PCHL 65 30 25 55 18
1952-53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Kamloops Elks OSHL 45 26 21 47 22 12 4 8 12 0
1953-54 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 39 23 29 52 12 9 1 4 5 8
1953-54 Kimberley Dynamiters Al-Cup 5 1 0 1 4
1954-55 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 26 10 16 26 17 8 2 3 5 2
1955-56 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 43 35 37 72 6 5 1 1 2 2
NHL Totals 89 25 18 43 12


WCMHL First All-Star Team (1951)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1946)
Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 23, 1940. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Traded to Hershey (AHL) by New Haven (AHL) for Bill Gooden, January 28, 1946.
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