Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hank Monteith
In 1961-62, 16-year-old Hank Monteith played for his hometown Stratford Cullitons in Junior B before enrolling at the University of Toronto where he had five years of playing eligibility with the Varsity Blues. In his last two years in 1966 and 1967 the school won the national championship. He graduated with a degree in Commerce.

Fresh out of school Monteith signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Red Wings. He was sent to play with the Fort Worth Wings of the CPHL. He was called up for 34 games in the Motor City in his rookie year in 1968-69. Over the next few years his seasons were split between Detroit and Fort Worth.

Monteith's last year in the NHL was 1970-71. In all, he appeared in 77 games and had 17 points. He continued to play semi-pro hockey for another four years in OHA Senior A, first with the Oakville Oaks and then the Orillia Terriers.

In 1997 Monteith was inducted to the University of Toronto's Sports Hall of Fame. His older brother Stephen, who also played with the Blues in the early 1960s, was enshrined in 1991. The brothers have donated the Monteith Trophy for annual presentation to the Blues' leading scorer.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1961-62 Stratford Braves ON-Jr.B
1962-63 University of Toronto OQAA 16 10 30 40
1963-64 University of Toronto OQAA 20 25 39 64
1964-65 University of Toronto OQAA 13 23 34 57 31
1965-66 University of Toronto OQAA 16 23 20 43 30
1966-67 University of Toronto OQAA 16 21 24 45
1967-68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 66 19 31 50 36 11 1 3 4 0
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 1 9 10 6 +4
1968-69 Fort Worth Wings CHL 33 17 13 30 14
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Fort Worth Wings CHL 52 20 28 48 38
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 4 3 7 0 -5
1970-71 Fort Worth Wings CHL 21 11 15 26 4 4 1 2 3 4
1971-72 Oakville Oaks OHA-Sr. 27 16 24 40 14
1972-73 Oakville Oaks OHA-Sr. 20 17 26 43 10
1972-73 Orillia Terriers OHA-Sr. 16 4 15 19 4
1973-74 Orillia Terriers OHA-Sr. 31 15 34 49 19
1974-75 Orillia Terriers OHA-Sr. 29 20 14 34 6
NHL Totals 77 5 12 17 6 4 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September, 1967.