Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brit Selby
After playing for the Toronto Marlboros for five seasons Brit Selby was called up to the Maple Leafs after Ron Ellis was injured. In his first game in the NHL, he was given one job to do-chase Gordie Howe around the ice and don't let him score. Selby did his job admirably and played his second game against the New York Rangers collecting his first NHL goal, against Jacques Plante. The next game was against the Chicago Blackhawks where he scored the game-winning goal. Two goals in three games was a heck of a start for this youngster, but Ellis, a Leaf mainstay came back and Selby sat out.

His first full season with the Leafs was in the 1965-66 season when he saw regular playing time, an oddity for a rookie during the Original Six period, and earned the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's best rookie. The next season saw Selby get off to a slow start, and he was sent to the WHL's Vancouver Canucks where he played only 15 games before breaking his leg, finishing his season.

As the NHL expanded in 1967, the new Philadelphia Flyers claimed Selby in the Expansion Draft. He registered career highs in goals, assists, and points in his first season with the team. At the end of the 1968-69 season he was traded back to the Toronto Maple Leafs as they made a drive for the Stanley Cup. Selby was with the Leafs for the next season and then was traded again to the St. Louis Blues after eleven games into the 1970-71 season. He spent the majority of the next season in the CHL with the Kansas City Blues before making the jump to the new WHA.

Selby was selected by Dayton-Houston in the WHA's 1972 general player draft, only to have his rights traded to the Quebec Nordiques. After playing only seven games with Quebec, he was traded to Philadelphia and quickly sent to the New England Whalers for the rest of the season. He then headed back to Toronto, this time with the Toros, where he finished his playing career.

After his playing days, Selby stayed in Toronto as a teacher and coach for several high school hockey teams.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1960-61 Lakeshore Maroons ON-Jr.B
1960-61 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Lakeshore Maroons ON-Jr.B
1961-62 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 3 1 1 2 0
1962-63 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 33 24 15 39 22 11 6 11 17 28
1963-64 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 48 24 28 52 34 9 2 3 5 4
1963-64 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 12 8 11 19 10
1964-65 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 52 45 43 88 58 19 11 10 21 18
1964-65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 2 0 2 2
1965-66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 14 13 27 26 4 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 1 1 2 0
1966-67 Vancouver Canucks WHL 15 5 1 6 12
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 56 15 15 30 24 -3 7 1 1 2 4
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 10 13 23 23 -11
1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 14 2 2 4 19 0 4 0 0 0 4
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 10 13 23 40 -5
1970-71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 0 1 1 6 -3
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 56 1 4 5 23 -10 1 0 0 0 0
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -2
1971-72 Kansas City Blues CHL 63 11 24 35 82
1972-73 Quebec Nordiques WHA 7 0 1 1 4
1972-73 New England Whalers WHA 65 13 29 42 48 13 3 4 7 13
1973-74 Toronto Toros WHA 64 9 17 26 21 10 1 3 4 2
1974-75 Toronto Toros WHA 17 1 4 5 0
NHL Totals 350 55 62 117 163 16 1 1 2 8


Calder Memorial Trophy (1966) Claimed by Philadelphia from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia with Forbes Kennedy for Gerry Meehan, Bill Sutherland and Mike Byers, March 2, 1969. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto for Bob Baun, November 13, 1970. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Quebec (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1972. Traded to Philadelphia (WHA) by Quebec (WHA) with Jean Gravel for Frank Golembrosky and Michel Rouleau, October, 1972. Traded to New England (WHA) by Philadelphia (WHA) for Bob Brown, October, 1972. Traded to Toronto (WHA) by New England (WHA) for Bob Charlebois, September, 1973.
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