Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Masnick
Centre Paul Masnick was a decent playmaker and checker during parts of six seasons in the 1950s. In junior and the minors he was a more offensive player with impressive goal scoring performances everywhere he played.

The native of Regina, Saskatchewan, was a junior standout with the local Pats and scored 44 goals in 40 games in 1949-50. The Montreal Canadiens prospect played 43 games as rookie in 1950-51 and scored two goals in the post-season when Toronto's Bill Barilko ended his team's Stanley Cup dreams in overtime.

Masnick spent most of the 1951-52 season in the AHL but returned to Montreal to help the club reach the finals. He reclaimed his place in the lineup the next year and scored a goal in the post-season when the Habs won the Stanley Cup. The next year, he scored a career-high 26 points playing with Floyd Curry and Calum Mackay and helped Montreal reach the finals where they succumbed to Detroit.

Masnick split the 1954-55 season between senior Montreal Royals, the Habs, and the Chicago Black Hawks. This was followed by productive 20-goal seasons in the WHL and AHL before a 41-game stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1957-58. The veteran played his last five pro seasons in the minors and scored a career high 90 points for the IHL's St. Paul Saints in 1961-62. He retired the next season after averaging over a point per game for St. Paul.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1948-49 Regina Pats WCJHL 26 7 10 17 4 7 1 1 2 0
1949-50 Regina Pats WCJHL 40 44 43 87 62 9 9 14 23 4
1949-50 Regina Pats M-Cup 14 13 14 27 12
1950-51 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 4 1 5 14 11 2 1 3 4
1950-51 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 19 5 7 12 15
1951-52 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 1 2 3 2 6 1 0 1 12
1951-52 Buffalo<196>Cincinnati AHL 31 8 20 28 23 7 0 4 4 4
1952-53 Montreal Canadiens NHL 53 5 7 12 44 6 1 0 1 7
1952-53 Montreal Royals QMHL 10 6 6 12 10
1953-54 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 5 21 26 57 10 0 4 4 4
1953-54 Montreal Royals QHL 14 3 14 17 9
1954-55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 11 1 0 1 8
1954-55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 0 1 1 0
1954-55 Montreal Royals QHL 27 10 13 23 14 14 2 9 11 14
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 62 29 39 68 37 14 11 9 20 14
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors Ed-Cup 6 3 5 8 6
1956-57 Rochester Americans AHL 64 24 38 62 46 10 5 5 10 17
1957-58 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 2 9 11 14
1958-59 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 64 24 51 75 48
1959-60 Victoria<196>Winnipeg WHL 68 16 29 45 16 11 2 5 7 2
1960-61 Victoria Cougars WHL 11 0 0 0 16
1960-61 St. Paul Saints IHL 30 12 23 35 20 9 5 4 9 7
1961-62 St. Paul Saints IHL 60 31 59 90 34 11 2 6 8 12
1962-63 St. Paul Saints IHL 31 11 21 32 4
NHL Totals 232 18 41 59 139 33 4 5 9 27


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 10, 1950. Traded to Cincinnati (AHL) by Montreal for Bobby Dawes, February 13, 1951. Loaned to Chicago by Montreal for cash and the loan of Al Dewsbury, November 9, 1954. Returned to Montreal by Chicago, December 10, 1954. Traded to Toronto by Montreal for cash, September 30, 1957. Traded to Winnipeg (WHL) by Victoria (WHL) for cash, February 27, 1960.
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