Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Sandford
As a young man, Ed Sanford had an instinctive feeling that, in spite of the honour of being scouting by the pros, his education was important. So he attended St. Michael's College to complete his high school degree as a foundation for future learning and, in the process, proceeded to scorch a path through the OHA, scoring 91 points in 36 games.

Sanford's formal education, however, was put on permanent hold in the wake of the Boston Bruins desire to integrate the young sniper into their line-up. But once there, he found that, at age 19, it was very difficult to keep up with the more physically mature and experienced players such as Richard, Lach, and the Bentleys. He'd have preferred more seasoning at university first. But nonetheless, he stuck it out and evolved into a steady performer who was good for about 30 points per season.

His most striking performance came during the playoffs of 1953. The Bruins made it to the Stanley Cup finals and although they were ousted four games to one by the Canadiens, Sanford contributed eight goals and three assists to the losing cause.

He remained with the Bruins until 1955, when he was traded to Detroit and then flipped to Chicago for Metro Prystai. Sanford completed the season and then retired


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 3 1 0 1 0
1944-45 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 11 12 11 23 9 11 10 14 24 8
1945-46 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 26 10 9 19 28 11 5 5 10 12
1946-47 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 27 30 37 67 38 9 12 12 24 31
1946-47 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 10 11 17 28 26
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 59 10 15 25 25 5 1 0 1 0
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 56 16 20 36 57 5 1 3 4 2
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 4 5 6
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 51 10 13 23 33 6 0 1 1 4
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 65 13 12 25 54 7 2 2 4 0
1951-52 Boston Olympics EAHL 2 1 0 1 0
1952-53 Boston Bruins NHL 61 14 21 35 44 11 8 3 11 11
1953-54 Boston Bruins NHL 70 16 31 47 42 3 0 1 1 4
1954-55 Boston Bruins NHL 60 14 20 34 38 5 1 1 2 6
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1955-56 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 57 12 9 21 56
NHL Totals 502 106 145 251 355 42 13 11 24 27


OHA-Jr. MVP (1947)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1954) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)
Missed remainder of 1949-50 due to ankle injury vs. Toronto, November 13, 1949. Traded to Detroit by Boston with Real Chevrefils, Norm Corcoran, Gilles Boisvert and Warren Godfrey for Terry Sawchuk, Vic Stasiuk, Marcel Bonin and Lorne Davis, June 3, 1955. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for Metro Prystai, October 24, 1955.