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 Career[edit | edit source]

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 Statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1932–33 Windsor Bulldogs IHL ? 13 10 23 12
1932–33 Springfield Indians CAHL 13 2 2 4 0
1933–34 Windsor Bulldogs IHL ? 6 5 11 4
1933–34 Montreal Maroons NHL 31 14 9 23 2 4 0 1 1 0
1934–35 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 13 14 27 4 7 2 2 4 2
1935–36 Montreal Maroons NHL 46 13 10 23 10 3 0 0 0 0
1936–37 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 6 12 18 2 5 1 0 1 2
1937–38 Montreal Maroons NHL 47 10 9 19 4
1938–39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 3 12 15 2 2
NHL totals 267 59 66 125 24 24 19 3 3 6 4


Awards and Achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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

External Links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Carl Voss
NHL Rookie of the Year
1934
Succeeded by
Sweeney Schriner
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Russ Blinco. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.