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Gene Carrigan
Gene Carrigan
Center
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 5, 1907
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Chicago (London-IHL) for Frank Waite and Leroy Goldsworthy on October 19, 1933.
Gene Carrigan had stops in Edmonton, Hollywood, Springfield, Victoria and Portland to his credit before he made the leap to the National Hockey League in 1930.

Carrigan, a center, had led the Canadian-American league the year before with 28 goals when the New York Rangers decided he warranted a look. Carrigan played 33 games on Broadway and scored two goals in that time. The next two years Carrigan spent back in the minor leagues but October 20, 1933 trade sent him to the Detroit Red Wings, and though he spent all of that season with their farm club, he was summoned for the playoffs.

In four post-season contests Carrigan was held off the score sheet. In the off-season the Wings traded Carrigan to the Boston Cubs of the Can-Am League where he excelled, leading the league in assists. While with the Cubs in 1934-35 he was loaned to the National Hockey League's St. Louis Eagles for two weeks and Carrigan suited up for his final four big league games in that time. The next six years were spent in the minor leagues where Carrigan was a consistent scorer. In 1941 Sam Buron was awarded an American Hockey Association franchise for the city of Fort Worth and Carrigan was acquired to serve as the team's head coach as well as member of the team. Carrigan, who played center throughout his career, played defense for the under-staffed Fort Worth franchise.

At season's end Carrigan elected to hang up his skates for good.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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