Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Meronek
Meronek was playing Junior hockey in Portage Le Prairie, Manitoba when he was discovered by a scout from the Montreal Canadiens organization. Moving east, Meronek starred for the Verdun Maple Leafs where he was coached by legendary Hall of Fame Honoured Member Aurel Joliat in 1938-39.

Under Joliat, Meronek honed his stickhandling talents and led the Quebec Senior Hockey League in goal scoring. He was elevated to the Canadiens the next season, earning four points in seven games. The Montreal management liked his puckhandling habilities, but didn't bring Meronek back to the NHL until 1942-43. Because of work commitments during World War II, Meronek played only home games that season, his last in the NHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1934-35 St. Boniface Seals MJHL 10 7 7 14 0
1935-36 Portage Terriers MJHL 16 16 7 23 2 6 6 6 12 6
1936-37 Portage Terriers MJHL 16 21 20 41 4 4 3 0 3 2
1937-38 Verdun Maple Leafs QSHL 20 10 10 20 4 8 4 3 7 0
1938-39 Verdun Maple Leafs QSHL 22 17 17 34 9 2 0 1 1 0
1939-40 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 2 2 4 0
1939-40 Verdun Maple Leafs QSHL 26 14 23 37 10
1940-41 Montreal Sr. Canadiens QSHL 29 17 10 27 4
1941-42 Montreal Sr. Canadiens QSHL 31 4 15 19 32 6 8 6 14 0
1942-43 Montreal Sr. Canadiens QSHL 24 13 19 32 4
1942-43 Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 3 6 9 0 1 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Montreal Noordyn MCHL 10 13 13 26 6
1943-44 Montreal Royals QSHL 19 12 16 28 0 7 6 4 10 0
1944-45 Montreal Royals QSHL 23 16 32 48 8 6 3 4 7 0
1945-46 Montreal Royals QSHL 35 15 36 51 18 8 0 4 4 2
1946-47 Lachine Rapides QPHL 49 39 63 102 14 10 4 7 11 10
1947-48 Lachine Rapides QPHL 1 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Hull Volants ECSHL 15 11 27 38 4 7 8 3 11 2
1949-50 Cornwall Calumets ECSHL 15 7 17 24 6
1949-50 Hull Volants ECSHL 10 5 10 15 0 13 7 11 18 0
NHL Totals 19 5 8 13 0 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, February 1, 1943.
Played home games only in 1942-43 because of work commitments.