Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wilf Cude
Wilf Cude had a nine-year NHL career playing with five different teams. Cude, who was born in Wales, learned to play hockey as a youngster growing up in Winnipeg before joining the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Senior Amateur Hockey Association in 1929.

Cude's tenure in the league began in 1930-31 with the Philadelphia Quakers, playing in 29 games. The following year, he played two games in goal for Boston and one for Chicago, with the balance of his season being played in the CAHL with the Boston Cubs. The entire 1932-33 season was spent in the CAHL with the Philadelphia Arrows.

In 1933-34, Cude began the year with the Detroit Red Wings but he finished the season in Montreal, with the Canadiens. The last seven years of Cude's NHL career were spent with the Canadiens.

Cude once had the unique distinction of being the NHL's spare goaltender, playing for whatever team required a backup. He may also have been the lightest goalie in league history, tipping the scales at no more than 130 pounds.

Following his hockey career, Cude acquired private ownership of the distributing agency in the Rouyn-Noranda area for British American Oil. Cude died after a lengthy illness on May 5, 1968 at the age of 57.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1925-26 St. Vital AC MAHA
1926-27 St. Vital AC MAHA
1927-28 St. Vital AC MAHA
1928-29 Winnipeg Wellingtons WSrHL
1929-30 Melville Millionaires S-SSHL 20 13 6 1 3 1.86 2 1 1 0 1 1.50
1930-31 Philadelphia Quakers NHL 30 2 25 3 1 4.22
1931-32 Boston Bruins NHL 2 1 1 0 1 3.00
1931-32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 13.17
1931-32 Syracuse Stars IHL 1 0 0 1 0 0.86
1931-32 Boston Cubs Can-Am 15 7 7 1 1 3.00
1932-33 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 32 21 9 2 4 1.97 5 2 3 0 1 3.00
1933-34 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 1 0 0 1 0.00
1933-34 Syracuse Stars IHL 19 3 2.05
1933-34 Detroit Red Wings NHL 29 15 6 8 4 1.52 9 4 5 0 1 2.12
1934-35 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 19 23 6 1 2.94 2 0 1 1 0 3.00
1935-36 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 11 26 10 6 2.49
1936-37 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 22 17 5 5 2.18 5 2 3 0 2.22
1937-38 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 18 17 12 3 2.53 3 1 2 0 3.44
1938-39 Montreal Canadiens NHL 23 8 11 4 2 3.21
1939-40 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 1 5 1 0 3.47
1939-40 New Haven Eagles IAHL 44 23 18 1 3 3.26 3 1 2 0 0 3.44
1940-41 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 2 1 0 0 4.33
NHL Totals 282 100 132 49 24 2.72 19 7 11 1 1 2.43


NHL Second All-Star Team (1936, 1937) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937, 1939) Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, February 18, 1930. Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated, October 18, 1930.
Signed as a utility back-up goaltender by NHL for 1931-32 season after Philadelphia franchise suspended operations, September 27, 1931. Traded to Montreal by Philadelphia for cash, October 19, 1933. Loaned to Detroit by Montreal for balance of 1933-34 season for cash, January 2, 1934.