Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fred Speck
Centre Fred Speck played a few games for the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks in the 60s and 70s. He was a clever offensive player who enjoyed most of his success in junior and the minor leagues.

Born in Thorold, Ontario, the Detroit prospect was a solid performer in junior with the OHA's Hamilton Red Wings. By the late 60s he was a farmhand on the CHL's Fort Worth Wings and was recalled for a few games with the parent club. In 1970-71 he led the AHL in scoring as a member of the Baltimore Clippers and was named the winner of the Dudley "Red" Garrett Award as the league's top rookie and the Les Cunningham Award as the league MVP.

In June, 1971, Speck was claimed by Vancouver in the Intra League Draft and made it into 18 games. He was eventually returned to the minors before signing with the WHA's Minnesota Fighting Saints. Speck also competed for the Los Angeles Sharks before bouncing around the minors for 2 1/2 years. The veteran pivot retired in 1977 after a solid year with the senior Brantford Alexanders.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1962-63 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 17 2 6 8 20
1964-65 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 41 16 18 34 108
1965-66 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 20 37 57 123 5 1 2 3 8
1966-67 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 39 23 32 55 67 13 4 6 10 14
1967-68 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 52 31 54 85 115 11 6 8 14 15
1967-68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 3 4 4
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 2 0
1968-69 Fort Worth Wings CHL 63 21 24 45 26
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -2
1969-70 Fort Worth Wings CHL 67 30 46 76 47 7 0 3 3 7
1969-70 San Diego Gulls WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Baltimore Clippers AHL 72 31 61 92 40 6 4 5 9 4
1971-72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 18 1 2 3 0 -15
1971-72 Seattle Totems WHL 6 3 3 6 0
1971-72 Cleveland Barons AHL 27 6 8 14 21 6 0 1 1 6
1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 47 13 16 29 52
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 28 3 13 16 22 6 3 2 5 2
1973-74 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 18 2 5 7 4
1973-74 Greensboro Generals SHL 8 1 3 4 19
1974-75 Michigan/Baltimore Blades WHA 30 4 8 12 18
1974-75 Syracuse Blazers NAPro 17 11 23 34 16
1975-76 Baltimore Clippers AHL 76 23 52 75 93
1976-77 Brantford Alexanders OHA-Sr. 27 16 21 37 29
1977-78 Brantford Alexanders OHA-Sr. 38 17 35 52 57
NHL Totals 28 1 2 3 2


AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year - AHL) (1971)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1971)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1971)
Claimed by Vancouver from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Vancouver, January, 1972. Traded to Los Angeles (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for Bill Young, February, 1973. Transferred to Michigan (WHA) after Los Angeles (WHA) franchise relocated, April 11, 1974.
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