Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Aud Tuten
Audrey "Aut" Tuten was a highly decorated minor league defenseman who also spent two seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks. Tuten spent the first five seasons of his career in the Eastern Hockey League, four of them with the Hershey B'ars. In that time he was twice named to the EHL's Second All-Star Team and once to the First Team. He then switched leagues and joined the American Hockey Association's Kansas City franchise.

In 1941-42 Tuten appeared in five games with the Chicago Black Hawks and managed a goal and an assist in his brief trial. The next year he played 34 games and scored 3 goals and 10 points. In both of these seasons he was also an All-Star with Kansas City, which meant he was a minor pro All-Star in six consecutive campaigns.

Tuten's career was put on hold following the 1942-43 season when he left the game for three years to fulfill his military obligations. Tuten returned to the game in 1946-47 and continued to be a stand out on defense, this time spending the bulk of his season with the Pacific Coast Hockey League.

He left the game for a second time the next year, this time to become a referee, but he had a second, and final comeback attempt up his sleeve. In 1948-49 Tuten exchanged his whistle for a hockey stick and signed on with Los Angeles of the PCHL for a final swan song season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1932-33 Melville Millionaires S-SJHL
1932-33 Saskatoon Tigers N-SJHL 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 7
1932-33 Saskatoon Tigers M-Cup 3 1 0 1 7
1933-34 Regina Pats S-SJHL 2 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 1 8
1933-34 Regina Pats M-Cup 4 0 1 1 8
1934-35 Hershey B'ars EAHL 21 3 6 9 35 9 3 1 4 16
1935-36 Hershey B'ars EAHL 40 9 5 14 64 8 3 2 5 20
1936-37 Hershey B'ars EAHL 46 7 8 15 82 4 0 1 1 6
1937-38 Hershey B'ars EAHL 43 6 9 15 62
1938-39 Baltimore Orioles EAHL 53 13 9 22 109
1939-40 Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 48 10 15 25 104
1940-41 Kansas City Americans AHA 47 11 16 27 75 8 1 1 2 12
1941-42 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 5 1 1 2 10
1941-42 Kansas City Americans AHA 45 13 17 30 72 6 2 4 6 19
1942-43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 34 3 7 10 38
1943-44
1944-45
1945-46
1946-47 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 10 2 3 5 4
1946-47 Oakland Oaks PCHL 45 23 22 45 41
1947-48
1948-49 Los Angeles<196>San Diego PCHL 24 2 5 7 33
NHL Totals 39 4 8 12 48


EAHL Second All-Star Team (1937, 1938)
EAHL First All-Star Team (1939)
AHA Second All-Star Team (1940, 1942)
AHA First All-Star Team (1941)