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Peanuts O'Flaherty
Position left winger
Shot Right
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
154 lb (70 kg)
Teams NHL
New York-Brooklyn Americans
Pittsburgh Hornets
Springfield Indians
Toronto St Michaels Monarchs
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 10, 1918(1918-04-10),
Toronto, Ontario
Died July 16 2008 (aged 90),
Pro Career 1940 – 1956

John "Peanuts" O'Flaherty (April 10, 1918 – July 16, 2008) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 21 games in the National Hockey League with the New York Americans. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Playing Career

Peanuts received his nickname when a Toronto sports writer spotted him selling peanuts at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1933. In 21 career NHL games, O'Flaherty recorded 5 goals and an assist for 6 points. Yet, he was best known as a star forward for the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets in the 1940s.

He was the coach of the Toronto St Michaels Monarchs, Saint John Beavers, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (senior), Sudbury Wolves (senior), Unionville Seaforths, and the Rochester Americans.

His son, Gerry O'Flaherty, would go on to play in the NHL from 1971–1979.

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