Leroy Goldsworthy

Leroy Goldsworthy played with 6 different NHL teams in the 1920s and 1930s. He never stayed in one spot too long, but he totalled 336 games played. He scored 66 goals, 57 assists and 123 points. He added 1 goal in 25 playoff games.

Throughout much of his career Leroy Goldsworthy was utilized as a checking forward, but he could score some goals too. His best stint came in Montreal in the 1934/35 and 1935/36 season. He scored 35 goals in 80 games over the two seasons.

Described as "a tireless worker whose strength was his consistency," Goldy found some magic in Montreal. Perhaps it was the number 9 jersey he wore nearly a decade before Rocket Richard arrived in Montreal. Then again, maybe not. He wore number 75 when he first arrived in Montreal from the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Black Hawks.

Goldsworthy was a definite rarity in those early days of NHL history. He was a rare American born player. He was born in Two Harbours, Minnesota, though he was playing senior hockey in Edmonton by the time he turned professional.

Leroy Goldsworthy, a right winger who may have played some defense late in his career, played with the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins and New York Americans.


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