Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Noel Price
Defenseman Noel Price played four years of major junior hockey with the St. Michael's Majors of the OHA from 1952 to 1956.

At the age of 21, Price joined the WHL's Winnipeg Warriors in 1956-57. The following year he got his first chance to play in the NHL when he laced up the blades for one game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was also inserted into Toronto's lineup for 28 games the following season.

In October, 1959, Price was traded to the New York Rangers where he appeared in just seven games over two years. He also made a brief stop with the Montreal Canadiens, but it wasn't until NHL expansion in 1967 that Price and many others like him got the chance to play in the NHL on a full-time basis. He was taken by the expansion Pittsburgh Penguins and earned a regular spot on the club, playing two full seasons with the Pens.

Price spent the 1970-71 season with the Los Angeles Kings but was on the move again in 1972 when he joined the Atlanta Flames, a new NHL team to start the 1972-73 season. At the age of 37, Price provided veteran leadership to the fledgling club and was an instrumental force in keeping the young team focused in those difficult, early years. Price played out his NHL career in Atlanta but returned for one more season of pro hockey in 1975-76, when at the age of 40, he patrolled the blue-line for the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 44 0 4 4 120 17 1 4 5 28
1953-54 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 58 6 5 11 157 8 1 2 3 31
1954-55 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 47 4 11 15 129 5 1 2 3 12
1955-56 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 46 10 22 32 84 8 1 0 1 8
1956-57 Rochester Americans AHL 1 1 1 2 0 10 0 1 1 16
1956-57 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 70 5 22 27 142
1957-58 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 5
1957-58 Rochester Americans AHL 69 4 20 24 153
1958-59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 28 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 2
1959-60 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 2
1959-60 Springfield Indians AHL 31 0 6 6 52 10 1 3 4 20
1960-61 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1960-61 Springfield Indians AHL 71 6 21 27 97 8 1 4 5 30
1961-62 Springfield Indians AHL 47 4 19 23 75
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 0 1 1 6
1962-63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 68 7 29 36 103 3 0 0 0 4
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 72 6 35 41 109
1964-65 Baltimore Clippers AHL 72 4 35 39 78 5 0 2 2 4
1965-66 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 0 6 6 8 3 0 1 1 0
1965-66 Quebec Aces AHL 55 8 20 28 48
1966-67 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 0 3 3 8
1966-67 Quebec Aces AHL 47 3 23 26 60 5 1 4 5 2
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 6 27 33 48 -7
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 2 18 20 61 -30
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 72 10 44 54 58 14 1 3 4 14
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 1 19 20 29 -15
1971-72 Springfield Kings AHL 9 1 3 4 6
1971-72 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 64 3 26 29 81 15 4 7 11 16
1972-73 Atlanta Flames NHL 54 1 13 14 38 -7
1973-74 Atlanta Flames NHL 62 0 13 13 38 -11 4 0 0 0 6
1974-75 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 4 14 18 82 0
1975-76 Atlanta Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
1975-76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 73 2 37 39 55 8 0 7 7 12
NHL Totals 499 14 114 128 333 12 0 1 1 8


WHL Prairie Division Second All-Star Team (1957)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1966)
AHL First All-Star Team (1970, 1972, 1976)
Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (1970, 1972, 1976) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1967)
Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for Hank Ciesla, Bill Kennedy and future considerations, October 3, 1959. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Pete Goegan, February 16, 1962. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for Pete Goegan, October 8, 1962. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Earl Ingarfield, Gord Labossiere, Dave McComb and cash for Cesare Maniago and Garry Peters, June 8, 1965. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by Los Angeles (Springfield - AHL) from Pittsburgh in Reverse Draft, June 12, 1969. Traded to Montreal by Los Angeles with Denis DeJordy, Dale Hoganson and Doug Robinson for Rogie Vachon, November 4, 1971. Traded to Atlanta by Montreal for cash and future considerations, August 14, 1972.