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AB MCDONALD (1957-1960)

Ab
McDonald

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 192lbs
Height 6'3"
Date of birth February 18th, 1936
Place of birth Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Seasons - MTL 3
Other numbers 24
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 137 22 36 58 0 61
1958-1959 69 13 23 36 0 35
1959-1960 68 9 13 22 0 26
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 13 1 1 2 0 8
1957-1958 2 0 0 0 0 2
1958-1959 11 1 1 2 0 6
Known almost universally by the nickname, “Ab”, an acronym for his given names, Alvin Brian McDonald played almost a thousand NHL games, beginning his career with a Stanley Cup mention after only career game No. 2.

The 6-foot-2, 194-pound left winger was called up by the Habs from the AHL Rochester Americans and made two postseason appearances as Toe Blake’s men cruised to their third of five straight titles in the spring of 1958.

Making the club to stay the following fall, the 22-year-old McDonald posted 13 goals and 36 points while working on the team’s defensive line alongside Donnie Marshall and Ralph Backstrom and playing a much bigger role in his second Stanley Cup Championship.

An adequate skater and tireless worker, McDonald never truly found favor with the hometown fans, who had expected the youngster to replace departed future Hall of Famer, Bert Olmstead.

Splitting the left side’s third line duties with Andre Pronovost, McDonald potted nine goals and added 13 assists in 1959-60 on the way to a third straight mention on the Stanley Cup. It would turn out to be his final campaign with the Habs.

Traded to Chicago in a deal that saw eight players change their colors, McDonald had his named engraved on the Stanley Cup for a fourth year in a row after the Hawks claimed the championship in 1961. After four seasons as a Blackhawk he then played with Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and St. Louis over the next decade before becoming the first captain of the WHA Winnipeg Jets in 1972.
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Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Reggie Fleming, Bob Courcy and Cec Hoekstra for Terry Gray, Glen Skov, the rights to Danny Lewicki, Lorne Ferguson and Bob Bailey, June 7, 1960.