Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Kerr
From his humble beginnings with Toronto Canoe Club as a teenager, to his years with the Abitibi Paper Co. in Iroquois Falls, Kerr was a standout goalie with a lightning fast right hand and extraordinary eyesight. He moved to Montreal, and guarding the AAA net won the Allan Cup in 1930. He signed with the Maroons later that year, but in 1934, after bouncing up and down between the NHL and the farm team, he was sold to the Americans to replace Andy Aitkenhead. It was there he played the last seven years of his career and achieved his greatest glory.

While he came close to personal and team success, it wasn't until 1939-40 when everything fell into place for Kerr. He won the Vezina Trophy, was elected to the First All-Star team, took the team on a league-record 19-game unbeaten streak, played all 48 games for the Blueshirts, and led the Rangers to a Stanley Cup victory over Toronto. He later invested in hotels in Belleville, one of which he later leased to the Ontario Ministry of Health for a pilot self-care test, before selling them in the mid-1960s.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1924-25 Toronto Canoe Club OHA-Jr. 3 2 0 0 0 2.14 2 0 2 0 0 3.50
1925-26 Toronto Canoe Club OHA-Jr. 7 3 3 0 0 3.47
1926-27 Iroquois Falls Eskimos NOJHA
1927-28 Iroquois Falls Papermakers NOHA
1928-29 Iroquois Falls Papermakers NOHA
1929-30 Montreal AAA MCHL 9 8 0 1 4 0.67 2 1 1 0 1 0.80
1929-30 Montreal CPR MCHL 9 3 2 4 3 1.11 2 0 1 0 0 2.00
1929-30 Montreal AAA Al-Cup 9 7 0 2 5 0.49
1930-31 Montreal Maroons NHL 29 13 11 4 1 2.37 2 0 2 0 0 4.00
1931-32 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 34 14 13 7 6 1.91
1931-32 New York Americans NHL 1 0 1 0 0 6.00
1932-33 Montreal Maroons NHL 25 14 8 3 4 2.29 2 0 2 0 0 2.50
1932-33 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 16 8 3 5 2 1.82
1933-34 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 19 18 11 6 2.39 4 1 2 1 1 1.75
1934-35 New York Rangers NHL 37 19 12 6 4 2.46 4 1 1 2 0 2.50
1935-36 New York Rangers NHL 47 18 17 12 8 1.91
1936-37 New York Rangers NHL 48 19 20 9 4 2.11 9 6 3 4 1.08
1937-38 New York Rangers NHL 48 27 15 6 8 1.95 3 1 2 0 1.83
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 48 26 16 6 6 2.12 1 0 1 0 1.01
1939-40 New York Rangers NHL 48 27 11 10 8 1.54 12 8 4 3 1.56
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 48 21 19 8 2 2.49 3 1 2 0 1.88
NHL Totals 427 203 148 75 51 2.14 40 18 19 3 8 1.74


NHL Second All-Star Team (1938)
NHL First All-Star Team (1940)
Vezina Trophy (1940)
Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons, September 2, 1930. Loaned to NY Americans by Mtl. Maroons to replace injured Roy Worters, March 8, 1932. (Montreal 6, NY Americans 1). Traded to NY Rangers by Mtl. Maroons for cash, December 14, 1934.