Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ken Randall
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Ken Randall played his junior hockey north of Toronto, in Lindsay in the early 1900s. On January 6, 1910, Randall, then 22, signed a contract to play for the Brantford Professionals of the OPHL. In ten games, he produced ten goals.

Randall, nicknamed the "Pepper Kid," also made brief stops in Port Hope, Montreal, Saskatoon and Toronto before settling down with the Sydney Millionaires of the Maritimes Professional Hockey League for three years. By 1915 he was back in Toronto, playing for the NHA's Blueshirts but was soon off again, this time playing for the Montreal Wanderers.

Randall was on the roster for the Toronto Arenas in 1917-18 when the new NHL was born. After two years with the Arenas, Randall spent another five years with the Toronto St. Pats. He was known in that era as being one of the toughest players on the ice, and in fact many writers took to calling him a "hooligan" or "thug" for what was often perceived as dirty play by fans and opposing players.

In December, 1923, Randall was traded to the Hamilton Tigers where he was a mainstay for two years before being transferred to the New York Americans, who purchased the franchise.

Randall, a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams, also spent time in the CPHL with the Niagara Falls Cataracts and Providence Reds.

Following his playing career, Randall coached the Amherst Ramblers of the NSAPC to a division win in the 1931-32 season. He was let go on February 29,1932 in an argument over money. The Ramblers did end up paying Randall a $500 bonus for winning the division even though it was to be awarded for winning the championship. The Ramblers went on through the first round but lost in the second round of playoffs. He also coached teams in New Haven and Kitchener.

Randall was a plumber and steamfitter by trade, and worked several jobs including ones at the Silverwood Dairy, McBride's Sporting Goods and several hotels before retiring.

He died on June 17, 1947 of a heart attack in Toronto at the age of 58. Among those attending his funeral were Hockey Hall of Fame member Babe Dye.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1906-07 Lindsay Midgets OHA-Jr. 4 2 0 2 6 9 0 9
1907-08 Lindsay Midgets OHA 6 10 0 10
1908-09 Lindsay Midgets OHA
1909-10 Brantford Redmen OPHL 10 10 0 10
1910-11 Port Hope Professionals EOPHL 6 19 0 19 2 4 0 4
1911-12 Montreal Wanderers NHA 1 0 0 0 0
1911-12 Saskatoon Hoo-Hoos Sask-Pro 1 0 0 0 0
1911-12 Saskatoon Real Estates Sask-Pro 2 2 0 2
1912-13 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 2 0 0 0 0
1912-13 Sydney Millionaires MPHL 12 17 0 17 18 2 1 0 1 0
1913-14 Sydney Millionaires MPHL 24 28 0 28 68 2 5 0 5 8
1914-15 Sydney Millionaires MPHL 8 11 0 11 17
1915-16 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 24 7 5 12 111
1916-17 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 13 8 2 10 64
1916-17 Montreal Wanderers NHA 5 3 2 5 40
1917-18 Toronto Arenas NHL 21 12 2 14 96 2 1 1 2 12
1917-18 Toronto Arenas St-Cup 5 1 0 1 21
1918-19 Toronto Arenas NHL 14 8 6 14 27
1919-20 Toronto St. Pats NHL 22 10 8 18 42
1920-21 Toronto St. Pats NHL 22 6 5 11 74 2 0 0 0 11
1921-22 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 10 6 16 32 2 1 0 1 4
1921-22 Toronto St. Pats St-Cup 4 1 0 1 22
1922-23 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 3 5 8 58
1923-24 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 7 6 13 58
1924-25 Hamilton Tigers NHL 30 8 10 18 52
1925-26 New York Americans NHL 34 4 2 6 94
1926-27 New York Americans NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 15 4 0 4 25
1926-27 Hamilton Tigers Can-Pro 13 3 2 5 21 2 0 0 0 7
1927-28 Providence Reds Can-Am 19 0 0 0 6
1928-29 New Haven Eagles Can-Am
1929-30 Kitchener Flying Dutchmen Can-Pro
1930-31 Oshawa Patricias OPHL 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 4
1931-32 Amherst Ramblers NSAPC
NHL Totals 218 68 50 118 533 6 2 1 3 27


OPHL Second All-Star Team (1910)
EOPHL First All-Star Team (1911)
Signed as a free agent by Brantford (OPHL), January 5, 1910. Signed as a free agent by Sydney (MPHL) after release by Toronto (NHA), December 29, 1912. Assigned to Montreal Wanderers (NHA) by NHA in dispersal of Toronto Blueshirts (NHA) players, February 11, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 9, 1917. Traded to Hamilton by Toronto with the NHL rights to Corb Denneny and cash for Amos Arbour, George Carey and Bert Corbeau, December 14, 1923. Transferred to NY Americans after NHL club purchased Hamilton franchise, September 26, 1925. Claimed on waivers by Niagara Falls (Can-Pro) from NY Americans for cash, November 22, 1926. Traded to Hamilton (Can-Pro) by Niagara Falls (Can-Pro) for Francis Cain, January 24, 1927.
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