Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Spence Tatchell
Defenseman Spence Tatchell played one game with the New York Rangers in 1942-43. He was a fine skater and playmaker who played most of his career with the senior Kootenay League in western Canada.

Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Tatchell played junior in Winnipeg with the Rangers and Monarchs. In 1942-43 he played a game with the Rangers and was a solid a ddition to the defence corps of the EHL's New York Rovers. In 1943-44 he played with the Cornwallis Navy then spent a year in military service.

After the War, Tatchell joined the Nelson Maple Leafs of the Kootenay League for five years. After several seasons with the Kimberley Dynamiters in the Kootenay and WIHL, he retired in 1954.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1940-41 Winnipeg Rangers MAHA
1941-42 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 1 0 0 0 2
1942-43 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 7 9 2 11 8
1942-43 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1942-43 New York Rovers EAHL 43 3 10 13 27 9 0 2 2 4
1943-44 Cornwallis Navy NSDHL 5 4 6 10
1943-44 Cornwallis Navy Al-Cup 10 1 8 9 9
1944-45
1945-46 Nelson Maple Leafs WKHL 20 7 3 10 10 8 2 2 4 9
1946-47 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 34 16 14 30 8 7 2 1 3 0
1947-48 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 35 7 13 20 6 3 0 1 1 2
1948-49 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 42 9 13 22 6 5 2 3 5 0
1949-50 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL 1 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 33 15 18 33 9 5 2 4 6 2
1950-51 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 32 10 20 30 8 7 1 2 3
1951-52 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 35 15 18 33 8 2 1 1 2 0
1952-53 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 30 6 12 18 6 4 0 2 2 0
1953-54 Kimberley Dynamiters WIHL 18 1 9 10 8
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Traded to Montreal (Buffalo-AHL) by NY Rangers with Hub Macey and Nestor Lubeck for Kilby MacDonald, January 12, 1944.