Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Shibicky
While playing junior for the Selkirk Junior Fishermen in Winnipeg, Alex Shibicky was scouted by the New York Rangers who signed him in 1934. They promptly deposited him in the EHL with the Brooklyn Amateur Athletic Club. There he teamed up with his future NHL linemates, Mac and Neil Colville. The trio clicked with a promising show of offensive output.

After a short stint with the Rangers with 1935-36, Shibicky caught on for the long haul with the Blueshirts in 1936-37. In the company of the Colville brothers, the trio of youngsters absorbed every fine point of the game conveyed to them by the veteran Cook brothers. Soon the three sparkplugs were skating like bone fide NHLers.

As the decade advanced, the Rangers continued to add the pieces that would lead them down the Stanley Cup path. By 1939-40, the mix came together with an outstanding run, first past the Bruins and then the Leafs in the finals to claim the championship. While grappling against Toronto, Shibicky broke his ankle in three places, but kept the injury a secret. The team's doctor simply froze his leg up to the knee and sent him back onto the ice.

At the close of the 1941-42 campaign, Shibicky, like so many other NHLers, put his career aside to join the military for the duration of World War II. In 1945-46, he reclaimed his place on the Rangers' roster for 33 games and was then demoted to the Providence Reds of the AHL. The following year, he skated for the New Haven Ramblers of the same league and then hung his blades up for good at the end of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1931-32 Winnipeg Columbus Club MAHA
1932-33 Winnipeg Columbus Club MJHL 11 3 0 3 18 3 1 0 1 0
1933-34 Selkirk Jr. Fishermen MJHL 12 11 4 15 19 5 6 3 9 0
1933-34 Selkirk Fishermen MHL-Sr. 1 0 0 0 0
1934-35 New York Crescents EAHL 21 16 9 25 31 8 8 1 9 4
1935-36 New York Rangers NHL 18 4 2 6 6
1935-36 Philadelphia Ramblers Can-Am 28 16 6 22 13
1936-37 New York Rangers NHL 47 14 8 22 30 9 1 4 5 0
1937-38 New York Rangers NHL 48 17 18 35 26 3 2 0 2 2
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 48 24 9 33 24 7 3 1 4 2
1939-40 New York Rangers NHL 44 11 21 32 33 11 2 5 7 4
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 41 10 14 24 14 3 1 0 1 2
1941-42 New York Rangers NHL 45 20 14 34 16 6 3 2 5 2
1942-43 Ottawa Engineers OCHL 9 9 13 22 6
1942-43 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 18 15 7 22 25 11 7 5 12 12
1942-43 Ottawa Commandos Al-Cup 11 11 13 24 2
1943-44 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 10 6 6 12 6
1944-45 Ottawa Engineers OCHL 4 3 5 8 0 5 8 3 11 4
1945-46 New York Rangers NHL 33 10 5 15 12
1945-46 Providence Reds AHL 18 7 12 19 4 1 0 0 0 0
1946-47 New Haven Ramblers AHL 53 20 12 32 28 3 0 2 2 0
1947-48 New Westminster Royals PCHL
NHL Totals 324 110 91 201 161 39 12 12 24 12


EAHL First All-Star Team (1935) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 18, 1934.