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Pat Egan
Pat Egan
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 25, 1918
Birthplace: Blackie, AB, Canada
Hometown: Blackie, Alberta
Acquired: Rights transferred to Detroit from Brooklyn in special dispersal draw on October 9, 1942.
Pat Egan had a 20-year professional hockey career, the most memorable moments of which came while he was a member of the Boston Bruins.

He was born in Blackie, Alberta, a town of just 50 people back in 1918. When he was young his mother put a shamrock over the front door and the neighborhood kids almost immediately began calling her lone son "Pat" a name which his mother detested. She always called him by his real given name, which was Martin.

Egan's hockey career began his career in 1938-39 with the Seattle Seahawks of the PCHL where he had 20 points and 187 penalty minutes. The following season was mostly spent with Springfield of the IAHL before he got the call to join the NHL's New York Americans. In 1941-42 they had a slight name change to Brooklyn Americans. In 48 games Egan scored eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points while spending 124 minutes in the box.

After a brief stopover in Detroit with the Red Wings, Egan began a six-year association with the Boston Bruins. He played his final two seasons in New York, this time with the Rangers, appearing in 70 games in both seasons. That was the last NHL season for Egan, in 1951, but he played another eight years with several teams in the AHL.

His final NHL career totals: 554 games played, 77 goals, 153 assists, 230 points and 776 minutes in penalties. In 1965-66 he made a 19-game return to pro hockey at the age of 47 with the Jacksonville Rockets of the EHL.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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