Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Mickey
Right-winger Larry Mickey was a decent scorer and checker who lasted nearly 300 NHL games in the 1960s and '70s. He was also an explosive scorer in junior and a reliable producer in the minors.

Born in Lacombe, Alberta, Mickey starred in the SJHL with the Moose Jaw Canucks. During his first four pro seasons, he was a farmhand for the Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. After scoring 33 goals for the CHL's Omaha Knights in 1966-67 he was named to the league's first all-star team.

In June 1969, the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Intra-League Draft picked him up. Mickey scored 27 points and played on an effective line with Forbes Kennedy and Brit Selby. He then toiled briefly with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, and Philadelphia Flyers before finishing off his NHL tenure by spending parts of four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. In 1972-73, he scored 15 goals while teamed with Don Luce and Craig Ramsay and helped the young club reach the playoffs in only its third year of existence. After sitting out the 1975-76 season, Mickey coached the IHL's Dayton Gems for two years then returned to play three more years. He retired for good after playing 38 games for the EHL's Hampton Aces in 1981.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1961-62 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL
1961-62 Moose Jaw Canucks M-Cup 4 2 1 3 10
1962-63 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 54 32 38 70 85 6 1 5 6 23
1962-63 Calgary Stampeders WHL 2 0 1 1 0
1963-64 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 62 69 73 142 139 5 7 2 9 6
1963-64 St. Louis Braves CPHL 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 3 2
1963-64 Estevan Bruins M-Cup 5 1 1 2 8
1963-64 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 4 0 0 0 2
1964-65 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964-65 St. Louis Braves CPHL 52 16 21 37 85
1964-65 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 1 1 2
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 7 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Minnesota Rangers CPHL 38 14 25 39 50 7 5 5 10 2
1966-67 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Omaha Knights CPHL 63 33 41 74 86 9 5 10 15 4
1967-68 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 2 2 0 +2
1967-68 Buffalo Bisons AHL 30 9 17 26 48
1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 8 19 27 43 0 3 0 0 0 5
1969-70 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 4 4 8 4 -10
1969-70 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 50 24 38 62 90
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 65 6 12 18 46 -15
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 1 2 3 8 -5
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -1
1971-72 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 53 19 30 49 92
1972-73 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 15 9 24 47 -6 6 1 0 1 5
1973-74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 3 4 7 8 +5
1973-74 Cincinnati Swords AHL 9 2 3 5 5
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 23 2 0 2 2 +1
1975-76
1976-77 Dayton Gems IHL
1977-78 Dayton Gems IHL
1978-79 Utica Mohawks NEHL 12 5 4 9 21
1979-80 Utica Mohawks EHL 4 0 4 4 14
1980-81 Hampton Aces EHL 38 5 14 19 50
NHL Totals 292 39 53 92 160 9 1 0 1 10


SJHL First All-Star Team (1964)
CPHL First All-Star Team (1967)
Loaned to Estevan (SJHL) and Edmonton (CAHL) by Moose Jaw (SJHL) for Memorial Cup playoffs, March, 1964. Claimed by NY Rangers from Chicago (St. Louis - CHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 8, 1965.
Missed majority of 1967-68 due to arm injury vs. Quebec (AHL), January 12, 1968. Claimed by Toronto from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968. Claimed by Montreal from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal with Lucien Grenier and Jack Norris for Leon Rochefort, Wayne Thomas and Gregg Boddy, May 22, 1970. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Larry Hillman, June 13, 1971. Traded to Buffalo by Philadelphia for Larry Keenan, November 16, 1971.