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Butch McDonald
Butch McDonald
Left Wing
Number: 11
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 21, 1916
Birthplace: Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit (Pittsburgh-IAHL) on October 30, 1937.
After being tagged with the nickname "Butch" by his younger brother, McDonald started his organized hockey career with the Moose Jaw Canucks in his hometown. A fine skater and stickhandler, McDonald was signed by the Pittsburgh Yellowjackets of the Eastern League where he put up solid scoring numbers.

The Detroit Red Wings signed McDonald in the fall of 1937, sending him to their IAHL team in Pittsburgh to develop further. In 1939-40, he was brought up to the parent club, playing 37 games with Detroit. But the Red Wings sent him back to the minors, and Butch played in Indianapolis before the military called.

Returning from active duty in 1944-45, McDonald returned to Indianapolis, but was called by the Red Wings once again. It was for just three games this time. The Detroit Red Wings traded McDonald, Don Grosso, and Cully Simon to the Chicago Black Hawks for Earl Siebert and Fido Purpur on January 2, 1945, and McDonald immediately suited up for the Hawks. But at the end of the 1944-45 season, Chicago sent McDonald to their affiliate in the USHL, the Kansas City Pla-Mors. Unfortunately, Butch McDonald did not play any more in the NHL, and he retired during the 1949-50 season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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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
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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

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59