Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Al Millar
Al Millar grew up playing minor hockey in Winnipeg and starring with the Winnipeg Canadians of the MJHL at the age of 18 where he went 10-4-2 with a 3.80 GAA. He then played one year of major junior hockey in the QJHL with the St. Hyacinthe Flyers and the Montreal Nationale.

After playing semi-pro hockey with Quebec in the QSHL, where he was a Second Team All-Star in 1949-50, goalie Al Millar signed his first professional contract with the New Haven Ramblers of the AHL on September 17, 1950. Just three months later he inked a deal with the Kansas City Royals of the USHL. Just one month later he was dealt to the Portland Eagles of the PCHL for Wally Bak.

After a season with Shawinigan Falls of the QSHL and the Charlottetown Islanders of the Maritime League, Millar began a three-year stint with the Quebec Aces. In 1957-58 he was called up to the NHL by the Boston Bruins where he played in six games. He also played 25 games with the Quebec Aces and Springfield-Buffalo of the AHL.

Millar never returned to play again in the NHL but he did continue to play professionally in the minors for another 12 years with an assortment of teams including the Seattle Totems and Victoria Maple Leafs of the WHL and finally the Rochester Americans in 1969-70. Millar played a total of 20 professional seasons in goal including the six games in goal for the Boston Bruins where he had a 1-4-1 record with a 4.17 GAA.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1947-48 Winnipeg Canadians MJHL 17 10 4 2 0 3.80 6 2 4 0 0 5.61
1948-49 St-Hyacinthe Flyers QJHL 28 14 12 1 1 3.04
1948-49 Montreal Nationale QJHL 2 1 1 0 1 5.50
1948-49 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.00
1949-50 Quebec Aces QSHL 37 21 14 2 2 2.91 13 7 6 0 2 2.69
1950-51 New Haven Eagles AHL 19 3 16 0 1 5.43
1950-51 Kansas City Royals USHL 4 2 2 0 1 3.75
1950-51 Portland Eagles PCHL 28 15 10 3 0 3.39
1951-52 Shawinigan Cataractes QMHL 60 19 34 7 5 3.26
1952-53 Quebec Aces QMHL 4 1 3 0 0 5.50
1952-53 Charlottetown Islanders MMHL 67 37 26 4 6 3.01 18 9 9 0 1 3.20
1953-54 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 32 18 13 1 2 3.75 4 3 1 0 0 1.92
1954-55 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 60 27 27 6 5 3.17 7 3 4 0 1 2.70
1955-56 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 60 26 29 5 3 3.45 7 3 4 0 0 3.14
1955-56 Quebec Aces QHL 3 2 1 0 1 2.67 7 3 4 0 0 2.82
1956-57 Quebec Aces QHL 65 38 20 7 5 2.48 16 13 3 0 1 3.00
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 14 2 9 3 1 3.85 5 3 2 0
1957-58 Quebec Aces QHL 25 9 15 1 0 3.88 13 7 6 0 2 2.03
1957-58 Boston Bruins NHL 6 1 4 1 0 4.17
1957-58 Buffalo Bisons AHL 5 2 3 0 0 3.80
1957-58 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
1958-59 Quebec Aces QHL 62 21 33 8 1 3.65
1959-60 Quebec Aces AHL 61 16 42 2 2 4.48
1960-61 Hershey Bears AHL 32 14 16 1 2 2.85
1960-61 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 2 2 0 0 0 3.50
1961-62 Seattle Totems WHL 58 30 23 5 3 3.08 2 0 2 0 0 3.03
1962-63 Seattle Totems WHL 70 35 33 2 0 3.31 17 9 8 0 0 3.17
1963-64 Denver Invaders WHL 70 44 23 3 4 2.81 3 1 2 0 0 4.36
1964-65 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 64 31 31 2 4 3.25 10 5 5 0 0 2.50
1965-66 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 51 29 18 4 0 3.10
1965-66 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 16 8 5 3 1 2.69 11 4 7 0 1 4.06
1966-67 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 62 12 36 14 1 3.87
1967-68 Quebec Aces AHL 33 15 12 4 1 3.39 5 3 2 0 0 3.62
1968-69 Vancouver Canucks WHL 12 4 4 1 0 3.52
1969-70 Rochester Americans AHL 11 3 8 0 0 5.41
NHL Totals 6 1 4 1 0 4.16


QSHL Second All-Star Team (1950)
QMHL Second All-Star Team (1952)
MMHL First All-Star Team (1953)
NOHA Second All-Star Team (1956)
QHL First All-Star Team (1957)
Vezina Memorial Trophy (Top Goaltender - QHL) (1957)
WHL First All-Star Team (1962, 1964)
Leading Goaltender Award (fewest goals against - WHL) (1962, 1964)
Signed as a free agent by New Haven (AHL), September 17, 1950. Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (USHL) (after New Haven folded), December 10, 1950. Traded to Portland (PCHL) by Kansas City (USHL) for Wally Bak, January, 1951. Traded to Quebec (QMHL) by Detroit for cash, September 16, 1951. Promoted to Boston from Quebec (AHL) to replace injured Don Simmons in games from January 1 through 12, 1958. Traded to Detroit (Hershey-AHL) by Boston (Quebec-AHL) with Myron Stankiewicz for Claude Dufour, June, 1960. Transferred to Seattle (WHL) by Detroit as compensation for the loss of Les Hunt and Marc Boileau, November 5, 1961. Traded to Toronto (Denver-WHL) by Seattle (WHL) for cash, September, 1963. Traded to Philadelphia by Toronto for cash, September, 1967. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Philadelphia for cash, October, 1968. Rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969.