Russ Blinco

Russ Blinco (March 12, 1908 - 1982) was a Canadian professional centre who played 6 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Maroons and Chicago Black Hawks. Blinco's name was inscribed on the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Maroons in 1935. He was born in Grand'Mere, Quebec, Canada.

Playing CareerEdit

Blinco started out in amateur hockey with the McGill Redmen and the Grand'Mere Maroons (1926-29) and three seasons with the Brooklyn Crescents of the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1929-32).

He signed with the Montreal Maroons in 1932 and played a season with their farm team the Windsor Bulldogs in 1932-33. The next season he made the Maroons and won the Rookie of the Year award. Blinco stayed with them for four years (1934-38). He won the Stanley Cup in 1934-35.

The Maroons were losing money and they were forced to sell Blinco to the Chicago Blackhawks for cash in 1938. He played one season for them before retiring in 1939.

Blinco played in 268 NHL games and scored 59 goals and 66 assists. He was an extremely clean player, with only 24 penalty minutes in his entire NHL career.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1932–33Windsor BulldogsIHL?13102312
1932–33Springfield IndiansCAHL132240
1933–34Windsor BulldogsIHL?65114
1933–34Montreal MaroonsNHL3114923240110
1934–35Montreal MaroonsNHL48131427472242
1935–36Montreal MaroonsNHL461310231030000
1936–37Montreal MaroonsNHL4861218251012
1937–38Montreal MaroonsNHL47109194
1938–39Chicago Black HawksNHL473121522
NHL totals 267 59 66 125 24 24 19 3 3 6 4

Awards and AchievementsEdit



  1. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.72.

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Preceded by
Carl Voss
NHL Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Sweeney Schriner
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