|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
165 lb (75 kg)
|Teams||New York Rangers|
|Born||January 30, 1937,|
Guelph, ON, CAN
|Pro Career||1957 – 1969|
Bill Sweeney (born January 30, 1937 in Guelph, Ontario) , was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Sweeney played only four games during the 1959–60 NHL season for the New York Rangers, but was a top scorer in the minors and juniors.
Sweeney led the OHA in scoring while playing for the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters in 1956–57, then followed that up winning the 1957–58 AHL Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (rookie of the year award) playing for the Providence Reds. Sweeney later won three consecutive Calder Cup championships with the Springfield Indians, and also led the league in scoring three consecutive seasons John B. Sollenberger Trophy. Sweeney later played for the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Hockey League during 1967–68.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 1956–57 - Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy
- 1957–58 - Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
- 1960–61 - John B. Sollenberger Trophy
- 1961–62 - John B. Sollenberger Trophy
- 1962–63 - John B. Sollenberger Trophy