Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack Price
.Jack Price was part of the Chicago Black Hawks youth movement in 1953. The Hawks called up Price from Galt of the Ontario Hockey Association. The Chicago team was on their way to their sixth successive term of regular season failure when the team decided to give the kids a chance. The 19 year-old defenseman was inserted into the line-up against Boston in a Sunday matinee game on February 17, 1952. The Black Hawks lost 5-2 but Jack Price had shown poise and aggressiveness that compared well with the regular Chicago team.

Jack played the majority of the 1952-53 season in senior hockey with a team in Sarnia but did see action in ten regular season contests with the Black Hawks. He also got to play four playoff games as the Hawks broke their futility streak. Chicago lost the seven game series to the eventual Stanley Cup winner, Montreal Canadiens. Price started the next season in Ottawa, of the Quebec league. His stay was short as the Chicago team called for his services before 1953 ended. On December 6 Jack scored the insurance goal as the Black Hawks romped over the Red Wings in Detroit, 5-0. The win was revenge for a series of beatings the Motor City crew had inflicted on Chicago.

Price saved the best for last. Chicago held a " Bill Mosienko Night" on March 19, 1954, and Jack Price figured the best way to celebrate was by having an exceptional game, tallying a goal and two assists. Jack Price did not return to the NHL after the 1953-54 season but did enjoy success at other levels of the game. He was on three Calder Cup champions including the Pittsburgh Hornets in 1954-55 and the Hershey Bears for two straight titles between 1957-59.Jack continued playing through to the 1963-64 season before retiring from Windsor, of the International Hockey League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1949-50 Galt Red Wings OHA-Jr. 45 7 6 13 102
1950-51 Galt Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 54 5 15 20 74 3 1 0 1 8
1951-52 Galt Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 53 7 28 35 102 3 0 1 1 0
1951-52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 10 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 46 15 19 34 98
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 46 4 6 10 22
1953-54 Ottawa Senators QHL 17 1 3 4 26
1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 57 3 8 11 78 10 0 0 0 6
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 3 0 0 0 6
1955-56 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 61 6 12 18 65 4 0 0 0 10
1956-57 Hershey Bears AHL 64 4 21 25 56 7 0 2 2 14
1957-58 Hershey Bears AHL 70 2 14 16 46 11 1 1 2 8
1958-59 Hershey Bears AHL 65 2 7 9 44 13 0 1 1 10
1959-60 Hershey Bears AHL 71 1 11 12 63
1960-61 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 30 4 14 18 20
1960-61 Edmonton Flyers WHL 37 1 6 7 14
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 69 1 14 15 64
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 22 1 5 6 14
1962-63 Edmonton Flyers WHL 38 1 9 10 20 3 0 0 0 7
1962-63 Sarnia Rams OHA-Sr. 8 1 2 3 30
1963-64 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 7 1 1 2 5
NHL Totals 57 4 6 10 24 4 0 0 0 0


Traded to Toronto by Chicago for Ray Timgren, October 4, 1954. Traded to Detroit (Hershey - AHL) by Toronto (Pittsburgh - AHL) with Gilles Mayer, Willie Marshall, Bob Hassard, Bob Solinger and Ray Gariepy for cash, July 7, 1956.