Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eric Pettinger
Eric Pettinger was born December 14, 1904 in North Bierley, England. A graduate of the Southern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Pettinger joined Southern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League's Regina Victorias in 1922-23 and split the next five seasons with the Regina Junior Hockey League's Regina Pats. The North Bierley, England native competed in three Memorial Cups and two Allan Cups before joining the Manitoba-Thunder Bay Hockey League's Fort William Forts in 1926-27. Prior to his second season in Fort William, Pettinger signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers and had his rights traded a month later to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After only two months in the Maple Leafs organisation, Pettinger was off to Boston after having his rights traded by Toronto. Once the 1928-29 season began, Pettinger found himself as a member of the Boston Bruins line up before the Maple Leafs re-acquired him early into the season. Pettinger finished the 1928-29 season as a member of the Leafs and returned for a second season in 1929-30 before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in October of 1930.

Pettinger played in only 13 games with the Senators before he was dealt to the International Hockey League's London Panthers where he played for the next five years (team changed name to London Tecumsehs in 1931-32).

Following his longest stay with one team in London, Pettinger joined the International-American Hockey League's Cleveland Barons in 1936-37 where he played in only ten games while making two more stops, one with the Pacific Coast Hockey League's Portland Buckaroos and the IAHL's Pittsburgh Hornets.

Throughout his NHL career, Eric Pettinger played in 102 games, scoring eight goals and adding 12 assists for 20 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1921-22 Regina Pats S-SJHL 5 4 1 5 2
1921-22 Regina Pats M-Cup 8 1 0 1 12
1922-23 Regina Pats RJrHL 4 5 1 6 0
1922-23 Regina Victorias S-SSHL 1 0 0 0 0
1922-23 Regina Pats M-Cup 6 2 1 3 8
1923-24 Regina Pats RJrHL 6 8 3 11 14 5 6 2 8 6
1923-24 Regina Victorias S-SSHL 3 0 0 0 0
1923-24 Regina Pats M-Cup 5 6 2 8 6
1924-25 Regina Victorias S-SSHL 9 9 4 13 4
1924-25 Regina Victorias Al-Cup 5 4 2 6 4
1925-26 Regina Victorias S-SSHL 17 17 10 27 24 9 7 4 11 6
1925-26 Regina Victorias Al-Cup 9 7 4 11 6
1926-27 Fort William Forts MTBHL 20 7 5 12 37 2 2 1 3 0
1927-28 Fort William Forts MTBHL 17 22 10 32 12 2 0 0 0 0
1928-29 Boston Bruins NHL 17 0 0 0 17
1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 3 3 6 24 4 1 0 1 8
1929-30 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 4 9 13 40
1930-31 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 0 0 0 2
1930-31 London Tecumsehs IHL 36 9 5 14 44
1931-32 London Tecumsehs IHL 48 21 12 33 46 6 0 1 1 8
1932-33 London Tecumsehs IHL 43 20 21 41 54 6 0 0 0 9
1933-34 London Tecumsehs IHL 43 11 12 23 41 6 4 3 7 0
1934-35 London Tecumsehs IHL 44 10 15 25 45 5 4 0 4 5
1935-36 London Tecumsehs IHL 47 23 19 42 43 2 0 2 2 2
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 10 1 0 1 0
1936-37 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 2 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 98 7 12 19 83 4 1 0 1 8


Brother of Gord
IHL First All-Star Team (1936)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September, 1927. Rights traded to Toronto by NY Rangers for the rights to Yip Foster, October, 1927. Rights traded to Boston by Toronto with $15,000 for Jimmy Herberts, December 21, 1927. Traded to Toronto by Boston with the rights to Hugh Plaxton for the rights to George Owen, January 10, 1929. Traded to Ottawa by Toronto with Art Smith and $35,000 for King Clancy, October 11, 1930. Traded to London (IHL) by Ottawa for cash, October 31, 1932.