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Ken Kilrea
Ken Kilrea
Left Wing
Number: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 16, 1919
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on March 18, 1938.
Ken Kilrea spent parts of five seasons with the Detroit Red Wings during his 14 year professional hockey career.

Kilrea began his playing days with a year at the University of Ottawa and two seasons in the Michigan-Ontario Hockey League before signing a free agent deal with the Red Wings in March of 1938.

Because he signed so late in the 1937-38 season he was limited to just one game with Detroit that year, but he did suit up for three playoff games with them and scored a goal and an assist. The following year the left-winger played a career-high 40 games and scored 10 goals and eight assists. Again that spring he was a contributor in the playoffs with a goal and an assist in five post-season games. After playing just 36 games with the Red Wings over the next two years without much personal success, with the exception of a Calder Cup Championship in Indianapolis in 1942 that he shared with his brother, Hec, Kilrea spent the 1942-43 season playing Senior hockey back in Ottawa, where he was born.

Kilrea was back in Motown during the 1943-44 for 14 games and he scored a goal and three assists. They proved to be the final points he would score in the National Hockey League. Though he did two more games during the playoffs, he was unable to register a point.

With his NHL career behind him Kilrea spent the next seven years playing minor pro and Senior hockey in eight different cities before retiring in 1951. Though he was no longer involved in the game, the Kilrea name continued in hockey circles. Not only did two of Ken's brothers play in the NHL, but the family named continued the next generation with Brian Kilrea who had a brief NHL career before becoming the most successful coach in the history of the Ontario Hockey League with the Ottawa 67's.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80