Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Stu McNeill
Centre Stu McNeill of Port Arthur, Ontario was a well-rounded player, who seemed to play all facts of the game very well. A strong skater, with good puckhandling skills, he also provided steady support in the defensive zone, a habit he learned while playing minor league and then with the Port Arthur North Stars of the TBJHL. In 1956, the Stars played in the Memorial Cup tournament where McNeill had 15 points in 13 games. He was then loaned to the Regina Pats for another three games. McNeill played a third season with the North Stars in 1956-57, and was again a participant in the Memorial Cup, after being loaned to the Fort William Canadiens.

In 1957-58 McNeill played 52 games with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs of the OHA. He also got to appear in his first two NHL games that year with the Detroit Red Wings. He was called up for another eight games over the next two years, scoring one goal and one assist. Having a ten game NHL career in Detroit, playing with the likes of Howe, Lindsay and Abel, was by far the highlight of McNeill's career.

McNeill retired from active competition after the 1959-60 campaign after a season of playing in the WHL with the Edmonton Flyers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1954-55 Port Arthur North Stars TBJHL 32 11 3 14 10
1955-56 Port Arthur North Stars TBJHL 30 16 23 39 2 9 3 4 7 2
1955-56 Port Arthur North Stars M-Cup 13 8 7 15 6
1955-56 Regina Pats M-Cup 3 0 0 0 0
1956-57 Port Arthur North Stars TBJHL 30 27 28 55 0 8 3 4 7 0
1956-57 Fort William Canadiens M-Cup 11 4 7 11 2
1957-58 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 52 11 27 38 29 15 4 8 12 10
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1958-59 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA 53 22 27 49 17
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 1 1 2 2
1959-60 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Edmonton Flyers WHL 59 10 17 27 4 4 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 10 1 1 2 2


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