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.