Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim McFadden
Centre Jim McFadden was a clever offensive player who played over 400 games in the 1940s and '50s. He also put up impressive numbers in the minors and senior hockey circles.

Born in Belfast, Ireland, McFadden played two years with the PCHL's Portland Buckaroos then spent the 1941-42 season with the Montreal Canadiens of the Quebec Senior League. During World War II, he skated for three years with the Winnipeg Army the rejoined the Quebec league with the Ottawa Senators.

After averaging over a point per game for the AHL's Buffalo Bisons in 1946-47, McFadden joined the Detroit Red Wings for their semi-final playoff loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The next year he scored 24 goals and was presented the Calder trophy as the league's top rookie.

The clever pivot was a consistent performer on the Wings in the late '40s and contributed five points when the team won the Stanley Cup in 1950. During this time, he often formed a solid partnership with Marty Pavelich and Jimmy Peters. Prior to the 1951-52 season, he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks. In 1952-53, he combined with linemates Cal Gardner and Gerry Couture to score 23 goals and help the club battle the Montreal Canadiens in a hard fought semi-final series. McFadden played briefly in 1953-54 and played the last three and a half years of his career in the minors with the WHL's Calgary Stampeders before retiring in 1957.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Carman Beavers AIHA
1939-40 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 6 2 1 3 6 4 3 1 4 0
1940-41 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 47 20 14 34 37
1941-42 Montreal Sr. Canadiens QSHL 27 8 6 14 12 5 0 1 1 4
1942-43 Winnipeg Army WNDHL 12 14 10 24 6
1942-43 Port Arthur Navy Al-Cup 2 2 6 8 4
1943-44 Winnipeg Army WNDHL 8 7 2 9 2
1944-45 Winnipeg Army WNDHL 17 20 21 41 16 2 0 1 1 2
1944-45 Winnipeg Army Al-Cup 7 3 3 6 6
1945-46 Ottawa Senators QSHL 30 25 32 57 57 9 1 8 9 6
1946-47 Ottawa Senators QSHL 16 17 17 34 2
1946-47 Buffalo Bisons AHL 31 19 15 34 37 4 2 0 2 2
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 2 2 0
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 24 24 48 12 10 5 3 8 10
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL 55 12 20 32 10 8 0 1 1 6
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 14 16 30 8 14 2 3 5 8
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 14 18 32 10 6 0 0 0 2
1951-52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 10 24 34 14
1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 23 21 44 29 7 3 0 3 4
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 19 3 3 6 6
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders WHL 37 27 28 55 16 18 10 12 22 4
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders Ed-Cup 7 3 3 6 0
1954-55 Calgary Stampeders WHL 56 31 34 65 36 8 5 4 9 7
1955-56 Calgary Stampeders WHL 64 23 37 60 26 8 4 4 8 4
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 9 3 5 8 8
1957/62 Miami Rockets MSEHL
NHL Totals 412 100 126 226 89 49 10 9 19 30


Calder Memorial Trophy (1948) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950) Traded to Montreal by Portland (PCHL) for cash, December 25, 1940. Loaned to Ottawa (QSHL) by Montreal with Lude Check as compensation for Montreal's signing of Mike McMahon, October 24, 1945. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Butch Stahan for Tom Rockey and cash, October 8, 1946. Traded to Detroit by Buffalo (AHL) for Les Douglas and Harold Jackson, June, 1947. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with George Gee, Max McNab, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin and Rags Raglan for $75,000 and future considerations (Hugh Coflin, October, 1951), August 20, 1951.
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