Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Harry Pidhirny
Harry Pidhirny was born March 5, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior 'A' Hockey League, Pidhirny spent time in Toronto with the Young Rangers and with the Galt Rockets before joining the American Hockey League in 1948-49.

While playing in the OHA-Jr., Pidhirny suited up on two separate occasions for the Toronto Independent Hockey League's Toronto Mahers, once in 1945-46 and again in 1947-48. An offensively gifted player, Pidhirny made his AHL debut in 1948-49 as a member of the Philadelphia Rockets before the team traded him to the AHL's Springfield Indians prior to the 1949-50 season.

Pidhirny spent two seasons with the Indians before having his rights transferred to the AHL's Syracuse Warriors after the Springfield franchise relocated during the off-season. After only two years in Syracuse, Pidhirny and the Warriors franchise returned to Springfield where he spent the next seven seasons as a member of the Indians leading them to the 1958 Calder Cup Final and earning AHL Second Team All-Star honours in 1959.

While in Springfield during the 1957-58 season, Pidhirny played two games with the Boston Bruins before they traded him to the Western Hockey League's San Francisco Seals prior to the 1961-62 season

After only one season in San Francisco, the Seals traded Pidhirny to Montreal only to be dealt a month later to the AHL's Providence Reds. Pidhirny's stay in Providence was short lived as he joined the AHL's Baltimore Clippers in 1963-64, where he spent the next three seasons before returning to Springfield in 1966-67 as the team's coach.

Pidhirny returned to the ice in 1967-68 with the International Hockey League's Muskegon Mohawks, a team with whom he played only one season with before returning behind the bench again in 1968-69 with Eastern Hockey League's Syracuse Blazers.

In 1969-70 Harry Pidhirny returned one last time to the ice as a member of the Ontario Hockey Association Senior 'A' Hockey League's Barrie Flyers before calling it a career after only four games.

Throughout his career, Harry Pidhirny played in two NHL games.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1944-45 Toronto Young Rangers OHA-Jr. 20 11 3 14 4 5 3 3 6 0
1945-46 Toronto Young Rangers OHA-Jr. 25 9 13 22 0 2 2 0 2 0
1945-46 Toronto Maher Jewels TIHL 12 4 4 8 2 10 2 2 4 0
1946-47 Toronto Young Rangers OHA-Jr. 14 11 8 19 5
1947-48 Galt Rockets OHA-Jr. 36 22 26 48 23 8 11 8 19 5
1947-48 Toronto Maher Jewels TIHL 4 2 2 4 4
1948-49 Philadelphia Rockets AHL 68 19 20 39 13
1949-50 Springfield Indians AHL 70 21 28 49 6 2 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Springfield Indians AHL 64 30 28 58 8 1 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Syracuse Warriors AHL 56 25 23 48 4
1952-53 Syracuse Warriors AHL 63 34 30 64 2 4 2 1 3 0
1953-54 Syracuse Warriors AHL 51 31 12 43 4
1954-55 Springfield Indians AHL 64 23 27 50 14 4 2 0 2 0
1955-56 Springfield Indians AHL 63 32 39 71 16
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 60 23 28 51 8
1957-58 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 68 20 28 48 6 13 0 4 4 0
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 70 21 60 81 26
1959-60 Springfield Indians AHL 69 31 36 67 10 10 5 6 11 0
1960-61 Springfield Indians AHL 71 34 37 71 19 8 5 5 10 0
1961-62 San Francisco Seals WHL 66 24 34 58 12 2 1 2 3 0
1962-63 Providence Reds AHL 53 13 22 35 4 4 0 1 1 2
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 62 10 20 30 4
1964-65 Baltimore Clippers AHL 72 8 11 19 12 5 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Baltimore Clippers AHL 47 1 4 5 6
1966-67 Springfield Indians AHL
1967-68 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 36 15 23 38 4 9 5 2 7 0
1968-69 Syracuse Blazers EHL
1969-70 Barrie Flyers OHA-Sr. 4 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


AHL Second All-Star Team (1959) Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Philadelphia (AHL) for cash, September, 1949. Transferred to Syracuse (AHL) after Springfield (AHL) franchise relocated, October, 1951. Transferred to Springfield (AHL) after Syracuse (AHL) franchise relocated, October, 1954. Traded to San Francisco (WHL) by Boston (Springfield-AHL) for cash, September, 1961. Traded to Montreal by San Francisco (WHL) for Moe Mantha and the loan of Camille Bedard, Gary Mork and Norm Waslowski, September 12, 1962. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Montreal for cash, October, 1962.
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