Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don McKenney
McKenney put in just over two seasons with the Barrie Flyers of the OHA before turning pro with the Hershey Bears in 1953-54. A season later, he was summoned to play for the Boston Bruins where he quickly established himself as a smooth skater and slick playmaker. During his nine seasons in Boston, he topped the 20-goal level seven times.

In 1960, McKenney enjoyed his best season, netting 69 points in 70 games while taking home the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly play.

After a brief stint with the Rangers, McKenney was thrown in as part of a blockbuster trade that sent him along with Andy Bathgate to the Leafs in exchange for Arnie Brown, Bob Nevin, Rod Seiling, Dick Duff and Bill Collins. Both Bathgate and McKenney played important roles in the Leafs' 1964 Stanley Cup victory.

In the years that followed, McKenney's NHL career gradually declined as he bounced between the big leagues and the minors. After a short stay with the Detroit Red Wings in 1966, he joined the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL and retired the following season.

But the NHL's expansion in 1967 brought an invitation to join the St. Louis Blues where McKenney logged 40 games before being demoted to Kansas City of the CHL. He then closed out his on-ice career, playing two seasons with the Providence Reds of the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1950-51 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 4 0 2 2 6
1951-52 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 52 32 39 71 24
1952-53 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 50 33 33 66 24 15 6 8 14 2
1952-53 Barrie Flyers M-Cup 10 9 12 21 4
1953-54 Hershey Bears AHL 54 13 21 34 4 11 3 5 8 4
1954-55 Boston Bruins NHL 69 22 20 42 34 5 1 2 3 4
1955-56 Boston Bruins NHL 65 10 24 34 20
1956-57 Boston Bruins NHL 69 21 39 60 31 10 1 5 6 4
1957-58 Boston Bruins NHL 70 28 30 58 22 12 9 8 17 0
1958-59 Boston Bruins NHL 70 32 30 62 20 7 2 5 7 0
1959-60 Boston Bruins NHL 70 20 49 69 28
1960-61 Boston Bruins NHL 68 26 23 49 22
1961-62 Boston Bruins NHL 70 22 33 55 10
1962-63 Boston Bruins NHL 41 14 19 33 2
1962-63 New York Rangers NHL 21 8 16 24 4
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 55 9 17 26 6
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 9 6 15 2 12 4 8 12 0
1964-65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 6 13 19 6 6 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Rochester Americans AHL 18 7 9 16 4
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 1 6 7 0
1965-66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 37 11 19 30 8 3 0 1 1 0
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 67 26 36 62 16 9 2 7 9 2
1967-68 St. Louis Blues NHL 39 9 20 29 4 +1 6 1 1 2 2
1967-68 Kansas City Blues CPHL 11 9 6 15 5 1 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Providence Reds AHL 74 26 48 74 12 9 4 7 11 0
1969-70 Providence Reds AHL 31 3 12 15 2
NHL Totals 798 237 345 582 211 58 18 29 47 10


Lady Byng Trophy (1960) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964) Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Dick Meissner for Dean Prentice, February 4, 1963.
Terms of transaction stipulated that Meissner would report to the NY Rangers following the 1962-63 season. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers with Andy Bathgate for Dick Duff, Bob Nevin, Rod Seiling, Arnie Brown and Bill Collins, February 22, 1964. Claimed on waivers by Detroit from Toronto, June 8, 1965. Claimed by St. Louis from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967.
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