Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Ronty
Long before he entered the pro ranks, Paul Ronty came up against his future teammate, Ed Sanford, while playing youth hockey in Toronto. Ronty skated for a team call Chewies Aces and thus received the moniker "Chew" compliments of Sanford.

By 1947, Ronty got his first crack at the Boston Bruins line-up, splitting the season between Boston and Hershey of the AHL. The following two seasons brought him full-time action with the Bruins. While centering wingers Johnny Peirson and Ken Smith, Ronty finished 5th in league scoring in 1948 and 1949, topping the 20-goal plateau on both occasions.

In 1951, he was traded to the New York Rangers where he continued to put up solid numbers as the feed man for Wally "The Garbage Collector" Hergesheimer.

But in 1955, Ronty let a comment slip that he was considering retirement. The Rangers management was quick to respond, shipping his rights to Montreal like a package from Federal Express. The Canadiens were in need of a quick fix to fill the gap in the wake of Rocket Richard's suspension for a stick-swinging incident with the Bruins' Hal Laycoe. Ronty played four games for the Habs, but refused to return the following season because a secure contract was not offered in advance.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1944-45 Toronto Chevies Aces OHA-B 9 7 6 13 7 5 6 6 12 0
1944-45 Toronto Uptown Tires TMHL 1 1 0 1 0
1945-46 Boston Olympics EAHL 49 19 25 44 14 12 6 11 17 2
1946-47 Hershey Bears AHL 64 19 40 59 12 11 0 2 2 2
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 24 3 11 14 0 5 0 4 4 0
1947-48 Hershey Bears AHL 31 15 24 39 2
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 60 20 29 49 11 5 1 2 3 2
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 70 23 36 59 8
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 70 10 22 32 20 6 0 1 1 2
1951-52 New York Rangers NHL 65 12 31 43 16
1952-53 New York Rangers NHL 70 16 38 54 20
1953-54 New York Rangers NHL 70 13 33 46 18
1954-55 New York Rangers NHL 55 4 11 15 8
1954-55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 488 101 211 312 103 21 1 7 8 6


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1949, 1950, 1953, 1954) Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for Gus Kyle, cash and the rights to Pentti Lund, September 20, 1951. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from NY Rangers, February 20, 1955.
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