Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack Riley
Jack Riley was born December 29, 1910 in Berckenla, Ireland. A former member of the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, Riley's route to the NHL began with the Calgary Indians of the Calgary City Junior Hockey Leagues in 1926-27.

While a member of the Indians, Riley took part in the 1927 Memorial Cup before heading to Vancouver and to the King George of the Vancouver City Amateur Hockey League in 1927-28. A return to Calgary awaited Riley in 1928-29, before he joined the Seattle Eskimos of the Pacific Coast Hockey League the following season.

After beginning the 1929-30 season with the Minneapolis Millers of the American Hockey Association, Jack Riley had his rights traded to the AHA's Chicago Shamrocks where he played for a little over one season before having his NHL rights transferred to Detroit. Riley made his NHL debut with the Red Wings during the 1932-33 season while splitting his time with Detroit and Cleveland of the International Hockey League after being traded by Detroit to Cleveland midway through the season.

In the summer of 1933, Jack Riley was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens where he spent the next two seasons compiling 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points in 95 games, before being dealt once again, this time to the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins would be Riley's last NHL team he suited up for before returning to play with numerous other minor professional teams across North America. Riley played in eight games with Boston before joining the Boston Cubs of the Canadian-American Hockey League.

From 1936-37 to 1938-39 Jack Riley was a member of the AHA's Tulsa Oilers, before joining the Wichita Hawks (AHA) for the 1940-41 season. The next five years Jack Riley played on seven different teams in three different leagues.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1926-27 Calgary Canadians CCJHL 6 11 3 14
1926-27 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Vancouver King George VCAHL 8 5 0 5 2 3 3 0 3 0
1928-29 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1929-30 Seattle Eskimos PCHL 5 0 0 0 0
1930-31 Chicago Shamrocks AHA 26 6 8 14 16
1930-31 Minneapolis Millers AHA 16 4 2 6 8
1931-32 Chicago Shamrocks AHA 46 17 16 33 28 4 3 0 3 2
1932-33 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Detroit<196>Cleveland IHL 42 10 15 25 20
1933-34 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 6 11 17 4 2 0 1 1 0
1934-35 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 4 11 15 4 2 0 2 2 0
1935-36 Boston Bruins NHL 8 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Boston Cubs Can-Am 30 3 10 13 8
1936-37 Tulsa Oilers AHA 48 14 17 31 16
1937-38 Tulsa Oilers AHA 47 13 23 36 19 4 1 0 1 2
1938-39 Tulsa Oilers AHA 43 16 25 41 14 8 2 2 4 9
1939-40 Wichita Skyhawks AHA 44 19 18 37 19
1940-41 Vancouver Lions PCHL 47 16 40 56 14 6 2 1 3 0
1941-42 Philadelphia Ramblers AHL 2 1 0 1 0
1941-42 Montreal Pats MCHL 31 15 11 26 8
1941-42 Hershey Bears AHL 6 3 0 3 0 10 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Cornwall Army MCHL 20 7 13 20 11 6 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Vancouver Norvans PCHL 6 5 9 14 0 3 0 1 1 0
1943-44 Vancouver St. Regis PCHL 2 0 0 0 0
1944-45 Hershey Bears AHL 35 5 7 12 7 6 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 104 10 22 32 8 4 0 3 3 0


Traded to Chicago (AHA) by Minneapolis (AHA) for George Burland and Stan Fuller, January 8, 1931. NHL rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IHL) franchises, September 2, 1932. Traded to Cleveland (IHL) by Detroit with Tony Prelesnik for Frank Waite, December 2, 1932. Traded to Montreal by Cleveland (IHL) for cash, June, 1933. Traded to Boston by Montreal for Paul Haynes, September 30, 1935.