Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andy Aitkenhead
A standout for two full seasons with the New York Rangers from 1932 to 1934, Aikenhead took over the starting job from John Ross Roach and for two years was a solid if unspectacular netminder. He had played ten years in various minor leagues out west, most notably appearing in the Allan Cup finals in 1924 and 1926 with Saskatoon.

Aitkenhead's rookie season of 1932-33 was a Stanley Cup-winning one as he played all eight games for the Broadway Blueshirts, winning six and recording two shutouts en route to the championship in four games over Toronto. At 29, Aitkenhead looked set to be the team's goalie of the future.

After playing every game of the following season, though, the team was eliminated from the playoffs quickly and he lost the starter's job the next season to Davey Kerr. Aitkenhead played just ten games, and spent the next six seasons in the PCHL, retiring in 1941.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1921-22 Yorkton Terriers N-SSHL 6 3 3 0 0 2.38
1922-23 Saskatoon St. George N-SJHL
1922-23 Saskatoon Quakers M-Cup 2 1 0 1 0 1.50
1923-24 Saskatoon Nationals SCSHL 5 4 0 1 1 0.86 2 1 1 0 0 2.50
1923-24 Saskatoon Nationals Al-Cup 2 1 1 0 0 3.50
1924-25 Yorkton Terriers SIHA
1925-26 Saskatoon Empires N-SSHL 4 4 0 0 1 3.00
1925-26 Saskatoon Empires Al-Cup 2 0 1 1 0 3.86
1926-27 Saskatoon Sheiks PrHL 32 14 15 3 7 2.97 4 1 3 0 0 1.75
1927-28 Saskatoon Sheiks PrHL 28 18 5 5 7 1.42
1928-29 Springfield Indians Can-Am 40 13 14 13 6 1.36
1929-30 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 36 20 10 6 16 0.94 4 1 3 0 0 2.00
1930-31 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 35 12 15 8 6 1.74
1931-32 Bronx Tigers Can-Am 33 16 13 4 4 2.18 4 0 1 1 0 2.31
1932-33 New York Rangers NHL 48 23 17 8 3 2.16 8 6 1 1 2 1.60
1933-34 New York Rangers NHL 48 21 19 8 7 2.27 2 0 1 1 1 1.00
1934-35 New York Rangers NHL 10 3 7 0 1 3.64
1934-35 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1934-35 Portland Buckaroos NWHL 21 11 4 6 5 1.90 3 1 2 0 1 1.33
1935-36 Portland Buckaroos NWHL 40 18 14 8 5 1.62 3 1 2 0 0 1.58
1936-37 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 40 22 13 5 7 1.80 3 3 0 0 0 1.00
1936-37 Spokane Clippers PCHL 1 1 0 0 1 0.00
1937-38 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 42 16 18 8 5 1.95 2 1 1 0 0 2.00
1938-39 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 48 31 9 8 9 2.38 5 4 1 0 1 2.00
1938-39 Seattle Seahawks PCHL 1 0 3.00
1939-40 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 40 17 18 5 4 2.45 5 1 4 0 0 3.40
1940-41 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
NHL Totals 106 47 43 16 11 2.34 10 6 2 2 3 1.48


Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (PrHL), November 10, 1926. Claimed by NY Rangers from Saskatoon (PrHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1928. Traded to Portland (PCHL) by NY Rangers for cash, October, 1929. Traded to NY Rangers by Portland (PCHL) for cash, April 19, 1931. Loaned to Portland (NWHL) by NY Rangers for cash, December 30, 1934.