Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Poliziani
Dan Poliziani was born January 8, 1935 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. A graduate of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior 'A' Hockey League, Poliziani played three seasons in the OHA-Jr. with St. Catherines and Barrie before joining the American Hockey League in 1954-55.

The diminutive forward from Sydney, Nova Scotia joined the AHL's Cleveland Barons in 1954-55 having previously suited up for two games for the team in 1953-54 while still a member of the OHA-Jr. Barrie Flyers. In 1954-55 Poliziani played in a handful of games with the Barons while spending the majority of the season with the Quebec Hockey League's Quebec Aces.

Poliziani returned to Cleveland in 1955-56 and spent the next two seasons with the Barons before being claimed by the Boston Bruins in the 1958 Inter-League Draft.

The 1958-59 season marked Poliziani's NHL debut with the Bruins as he played in one regular season and three playoff games with the parent club while spending the majority of the season with the teams AHL affiliate in Providence.

Poliziani spent five seasons in Providence with the Reds before Boston traded his rights to the AHL's Hershey Bears with whom he spent the last two years of his career.

Throughout his playing career, Dan Poliziani played in four NHL games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 54 9 13 22 18 3 0 2 2 2
1953-54 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 20 3 6 9 10
1953-54 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 35 24 27 51 29
1954-55 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 34 18 38 56 105
1954-55 Cleveland Barons AHL 2 1 0 1 0
1955-56 Cleveland Barons AHL 5 2 1 3 0
1955-56 Quebec Aces QHL 42 14 16 30 62 5 0 2 2 4
1956-57 Cleveland Barons AHL 58 21 25 46 74 7 2 1 3 0
1957-58 Cleveland Barons AHL 65 23 19 42 60 6 5 2 7 6
1958-59 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1958-59 Providence Reds AHL 59 18 21 39 54
1959-60 Providence Reds AHL 60 30 31 61 52 5 1 4 5 16
1960-61 Providence Reds AHL 63 20 43 63 65
1961-62 Providence Reds AHL 57 14 37 51 57 3 1 1 2 2
1962-63 Providence Reds AHL 50 13 17 30 27 6 1 6 7 16
1963-64 Hershey Bears AHL 66 14 20 34 36 5 2 1 3 4
1964-65 Hershey Bears AHL 45 14 12 26 44 1 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0


Claimed by Boston from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Traded to Hershey by Boston (Providence-AHL) for Willie Marshall, June, 1963.
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