Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fred Sasakamoose
Centre Fred Saskamoose became the NHL's first native Canadian player when he suited up for 11 games with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1953-54. He was a fine goal scorer in junior and went on to enjoy a decent minor league career.

Born on the Sandy Lake Reserve, Saskatchewan, Saskamoose accumulated 74 goals in four seasons with the WCJHL's Moose Jaw Canucks. After his 11-game stint with the Hawks he played in the Western and Quebec leagues before moving on to BC's Okanagan senior loop. The hard working pivot scored 26 goals for the Kamloops Chiefs in 1957-58 then sat out a year before coming back for one more season in 1959-60.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1948/50 Duck Lake Ducks SAHA
1950-51 Moose Jaw Canucks WCJHL 18 7 7 14 9
1951-52 Moose Jaw Canucks WCJHL 42 19 22 41 59
1952-53 Moose Jaw Canucks WCJHL 36 18 17 35 40 9 7 5 12 4
1953-54 Moose Jaw Canucks WCJHL 34 31 26 57 56 5 4 2 6 8
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 11 0 0 0 6
1954-55 New Westminster Royals WHL 21 3 8 11 6
1954-55 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 22 4 4 8 2 6 2 1 3 2
1955-56 Calgary Stampeders WHL 2 0 0 0 2
1956-57 Kamloops Chiefs OSHL 23 7 10 17 36
1957-58 Kamloops Chiefs OSHL 51 26 27 53 63 15 7 6 13 34
1958-59
1959-60 Kamloops Chiefs OSHL 20 10 20 30 42 5 0 0 0 0
1960-61 North Battleford Beavers SIHA
NHL Totals 11 0 0 0 6