Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Glen Skov
From 1946 to 1950, Glen Skov alternated his play between the Windsor Spitfires of the OHA and the Detroit Hettche and the Windsor Ryancretes of the IHL. In his final campaign with the Spitfires in 1949-50, he scorched the scoring sheets with 102 points in only 47 games.

As property of the Detroit Red Wings, the prolific young centreman turned pro with the Omaha Knights of the USHL in 1950. There, he continued to demonstrate his offensive prowess and his ability to play a solid, physical game.

The Red Wings brought Skov on board near the end of the 1950-51 season and, from that point on, he remained at the NHL level. His role as a forward, however, underwent a change. In the Motor City, the roster was already filled with top-line offensively oriented gunners. To secure his place farther down the ranks, Skov had to play as a two-way centre who made his top priority to neutralize the opposition's number-one centreman.

Skov proved to be very adept at his new assignment. He consistently provided the Wings with the unsung support that the star forwards needed to chase Lord Stanley with credibility. Collective success came in the form of league championships in 1952, 1954, and 1955.

After the third Cup, Skov was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where he continued to play his two-way game for an additional five seasons. In 1960, the Hawks traded him to the Montreal Canadiens who wanted him to coach one of their minor-league affiliates. Skov was open to offers but couldn't agree on a salary that satisfied his requirements. As a result, he retired after spending the bulk of the 1960-61 season with the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens of the EPHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1946-47 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
1947-48 Detroit Hettche IHL 18 4 4 8 8 8 5 3 8 6
1948-49 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 35 16 12 28 42 4 0 0 0 2
1948-49 Windsor Ryancretes IHL 11 2 7 9 4 3 0 6 6 0
1949-50 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 47 51 51 102 23 8 7 2 9 0
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 7 6 13 13 6 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Omaha Knights USHL 45 26 33 59 55
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 12 14 26 48 8 1 4 5 16
1952-53 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 12 15 27 54 6 1 0 1 2
1953-54 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 17 10 27 95 12 1 2 3 16
1954-55 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 14 16 30 53 11 2 0 2 8
1955-56 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 7 20 27 26
1956-57 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 67 14 28 42 69
1957-58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 17 18 35 35
1958-59 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 3 5 8 4 6 2 1 3 4
1959-60 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 69 3 4 7 16 4 0 0 0 2
1960-61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1960-61 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 67 16 26 42 24 14 2 6 8 2
NHL Totals 650 106 136 242 413 53 7 7 14 48


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1954) Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Tony Leswick, Johnny Wilson and Benny Woit for Dave Creighton, Gord Hollingworth, John McCormack and Jerry Toppazzini, May 27, 1955. Traded to Montreal by Chicago with Terry Gray, Bob Bailey and Lorne Ferguson and the rights to Danny Lewicki for Ab McDonald, Reggie Fleming, Bob Courcy and Cec Hoekstra, June 7, 1960.
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