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CALUM MACKAY (1949-1955)

Calum
Mackay

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 178lbs
Height 5'10"
Date of birth January 1st, 1927
Place of birth Toronto, ON, CAN
Deceased on August 21st, 2001
Seasons - MTL 6
Other numbers 11
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 231 50 55 105 0 214
1949-1950 52 8 10 18 0 44
1950-1951 70 18 10 28 0 69
1951-1952 12 0 1 1 0 8
1953-1954 47 10 13 23 0 54
1954-1955 50 14 21 35 0 39
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 38 5 13 18 0 20
1949-1950 5 0 1 1 0 2
1950-1951 11 1 0 1 0 0
1952-1953 7 1 3 4 0 10
1953-1954 3 0 1 1 0 0
1954-1955 12 3 8 11 0 8
Calum MacKay played a valuable role for the Canadiens during his five seasons with the club in the early 1950s, though the Toronto native captured the only Stanley Cup of his career in the one year he never suited up for a regular season game.

The 5-foot-10 left winger began playing junior hockey in Thunder Bay, ON before closing his junior career with the Oshawa Generals and turning pro with Detroit. Playing primarily in the minors, MacKay got the call to join the Red Wings for just six games over three seasons.

Traded for forward Joe Carveth in November 1949, MacKay spent the rest of the season with the Habs and stuck with the big club for all of 1951-52, claiming a spot on the team’s second line. While thriving in a defensive role, the strong two-way forward still managed to light the lamp 18 times that season.  

Spending all but 12 games of the 1951-52 campaign with the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate in Buffalo, MacKay didn’t make it with the big club until that spring. Notching 28 goals and 70 points with the Bisons during the campaign, “Baldy” MacKay was first on coach Dick Irvin’s list of call-ups when the team caught the postseason injury bug.

Coming through in the clutch, MacKay suited up for seven games, scored one goal and assisted on three others, including the Stanley Cup clincher.

MacKay remained on the Habs’ roster for the next two seasons, posting a career-high 35 points in 1954-55. It would prove to be his final NHL campaign. A knee injury suffered in training camp cost MacKay his spot with the Canadiens and he spent what remained of the 1955-56 season with the Quebec Senior Hockey League’s Montreal Royals.

Hanging up his skates at season’s end, MacKay remained in the organization, assuming the coaching reins of Montreal’s junior affiliate, the OHA Peterborough Petes for their inaugural season.