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Dunc Fisher
Dunc Fisher
Right Wing
Number: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 30, 1927
Birthplace: Regina, SK, Canada
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Hershey (AHL) for Don Poile, Hec Lalande and cash on April 23, 1958. Links
Right winger Dunc Fisher was a solid two-way player for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins during the post-World War II period. He was also an offensive force in junior and the minors in a career that lasted over 15 years. The hard working forward was effective in the corners and in front of the net where he could utilize his dangerous wrist shot. Early in his career he was known for not keeping his head up and protecting himself when opposing defenders cleared the front of the net. Word spread and this tag haunted Fisher and kept him in the minors for much of his career despite his fine credentials.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Fisher played with the hometown Abbots and Pats in the provincial junior circuit. He was the property of the New York Rangers and scored 59 points in 68 games in his first year as a pro with the AHL's New Haven Ramblers in 1947-48. At the end of that season he played one playoff contest for the Blueshirts when they lost in the semi-finals to the Detroit Red Wings.

Fisher scored 25 points in 60 games as a rookie playing on a line with Don Raleigh and Nick Mickoski. The hard-working forward enjoyed his finest year in 1949-50 when he played all 70 games and scored three goals while helping New York reach the Stanley Cup finals.

A few games into the 1950-51 season, Fisher was sent to the Boston Bruins for Ed Harrison and Zellio Toppazzini. He played parts of three years in Beantown and scored a career-high 15 goals in 1951-52. Early in the 1952-53 season he joined the AHL's Hershey Bears and became one of the most prolific scorers in the history of that franchise. Fisher hit the 40-goal mark in four of his six seasons and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1958. In 1953-54 he set an AHL record with 13 game-winning goals. He also led the league with 41 goals in 1957-58 and was a first-team all-star that year. Fisher also garnered selection to the second team four straight years from 1954 to 1957. He often tormented opposing netminders by skating on the same line as AHL legend Willie Marshall.

After a nearly six-year hiatus from the NHL, Fisher was called up by the Detroit Red Wings to play eight games in 1958-59. Detroit had acquired his service from Boston in the off-season for Don Poile and Hec Lalande. Fisher starred for two more years in Hershey where won another Calder Cup in 1959 before retiring the following year.

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