Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Danny Lewicki
Left-winger Danny Lewicki was a consistent scorer during nine NHL seasons spent with three teams. Although he weighed only 148 lbs., the tenacious forward drove hard to the net and didn't back down against enemy checkers.

Born in Fort William, Ontario, Lewicki played two years with the city's Knights of Columbus team. He then moved on to the OHA with the Stratford Columbus Club, Stratford Kroehlers, and Toronto Marlboros. "Dashin' Danny" debuted with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1950-51 and scored 16 goals playing with Max Bentley and Joe Klukay. That spring he played nine playoff games as the club won the Stanley Cup on Bill Barilko's overtime goal.

Lewicki was a regular with the Leafs in 1951-52 but spent most of the next two seasons with the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets. After scoring 36 goals in 1953-54, he was named to the league's second all-star team. In July 1954 he was traded to the New York Rangers and scored a career-high 29 goals that season. Following the season he was voted to the NHL second all-star team and participated in the All-Star Game versus the Detroit Red Wings.

Lewicki was a consistent offensive player in New York for three more years then played 58 games for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1958-59. Before retiring in 1963 he spent four years in the AHL with the Buffalo Bisons and Quebec Aces.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1945-46 Fort William K of C TBJHL 3 1 1 2 2
1946-47 Fort William K of C TBJHL 16 14 4 18 4 4 7 3 10 0
1946-47 Fort William K of C M-Cup 4 1 3 4 4
1947-48 Fort William K of C TBJHL 9 19 7 26 14 7 12 7 19 8
1947-48 Port Arthur Bruins M-Cup 17 21 19 40 15
1948-49 Stratford Kroehlers OHA-Jr. 29 24 24 48 52 3 2 4 6 0
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 32 36 36 72 62 5 1 4 5 10
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 4 2 2 4 2
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 17 22 20 42 32
1950-51 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 16 18 34 26 9 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 51 4 9 13 26
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 6 3 4 7 6
1952-53 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 1 3 4 2
1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 56 19 42 61 27 10 6 4 10 12
1953-54 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 1 1 12
1953-54 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 60 36 45 81 19 5 0 2 2 16
1954-55 New York Rangers NHL 70 29 24 53 8
1955-56 New York Rangers NHL 70 18 27 45 26 5 0 3 3 0
1956-57 New York Rangers NHL 70 18 20 38 47 5 0 1 1 2
1957-58 New York Rangers NHL 70 11 19 30 26 6 0 0 0 6
1958-59 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 58 8 14 22 4 3 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 62 14 41 55 56
1960-61 Quebec Aces AHL 67 18 25 43 42
1961-62 Quebec Aces AHL 65 27 28 55 18
1962-63 Quebec Aces AHL 64 23 25 48 30
NHL Totals 461 105 135 240 177 28 0 4 4 8


AHL Second All-Star Team (1954)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1955) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955)
Rights traded to Toronto by Providence (AHL) for cash and future considerations (Jack Hamilton, October 27, 1948), July 27, 1948. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for cash, July 20, 1954. Claimed by Montreal from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Montreal, September 23, 1958. Rights traded to Montreal by Chicago with Glen Skov, Terry Gray, Bob Bailey, and Lorne Ferguson for Ab McDonald, Reggie Fleming, Bob Courcy and Cec Hoekstra, June 7, 1960.