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Hec Kilrea
Hec Kilrea
Left Wing
Number: 7
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 175
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 11, 1907
Birthplace: Blackburn, ON, Canada
Acquired: 1. Claimed by Detroit from Ottawa for 1931-32 season in dispersal draft on September 26, 1931; 2. Traded to Detroit by Toronto for $7,000 and future considerations on September 29, 1935.
Left winger Hec Kilrea played 633 NHL games for three different teams. The "Hurricane" was a fast skater and a strong checker who could score when allowed to play a more offensive role. His brothers Ken and Wally also played in the NHL as did his nephew, Brian.

Born Blackburn, Ontario, Kilrea played a year with the senior Ottawa Rideaus before joining the NHL Senators in 1925-26. He played six years with Senators and was a member of the 1927 Stanley Cup champions. He exploded for 36 goals in 1929-30 and finished fifth in the NHL scoring race playing on a line with Frank Finnigan and Joe Lamb.

Kilrea dropped to 14 goals in 1930-31 and then spent a year with Detroit Falcons after being claimed from Ottawa in the Dispersal Draft. While in Motown he was teamed with Ebbie Goodfellow and Larry Aurie on an effective forward unit. The talented winger was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season and spent two years there before returning to Detroit in 1935. Kilrea spent nearly five years with the Red Wings where he was an effective two-way player with linemates Gord Pettinger and Syd Howe.

Kilrea was an integral part of the team when it became the first U.S. club to win consecutive Stanley Cups in 1936 and 1937. He also set up Mud Bruneteau for the goal that ended the longest game in NHL history at 116:30 of overtime versus the Montreal Maroons. After leaving the NHL he played nearly four full years with AHL's Indianapolis Capitals then retired in 1943. During World War II he served in France and Belgium and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 5 .933 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89