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07-27-2011, 02:17 AM
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Walt Buswell, D

- 5'11, 170 lbs
- Left-handed shot

Originally Posted by GreatestHockeyLegends
He was probably Montreal's steadiest defenseman in the late 1930s. He was steady and reliable in a period of Habs history that was anything but.
- 10th in All-Star voting in 1935-36
- Played in the 1937 Howie Morenz Memorial Game (for the combined Candiens/Maroons team)
- 6th(T) in All-Star voting in 1937-38
- 7th(T) in All-Star voting in 1938-39
(Also received 1 vote for the All Star Team in 1934-35)

- Captain of the Montreal Canadiens in 1939-40.

Originally Posted by legends of hockey
Defenceman Walt Buswell played nearly 400 NHL games in 1930s and '40s. He was known for looking after matters in his own zone responsibly while joining in on the occasional offensive foray.
One of the most reliable players in the league, Buswell missed only 14 games during his eight big league seasons.
Originally Posted by Historical website of the Montreal Canadiens
Walter Buswell’s five years in Montreal saw the team go through many transitions. Five coaches and three general managers came and went, but Buswell remained unaffected by the off-ice changes, always the model of consistency for the club. He was rewarded for his efforts with the captaincy at the outset of the 1939-40 campaign, his last in the NHL.

A steady and reliable defenseman, Buswell spent his first three NHL campaigns on the Detroit blue line before being traded to the Boston Bruins in the summer of 1935. His stint as a Bruin would be short-lived as two days after being acquired, Art Ross flipped Buswell over to the Canadiens along with Jean Pusie in exchange for Roger Jenkins, where he enjoyed the last five years of his NHL career.

Back in his hometown, Buswell continued his solid, if unspectacular, play. He was at his best in his own end, where he used brains rather than brawn to defend his territory. A strong skater with a long reach, the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder was also one of the more durable rearguards on the team, missing only a dozen games in his years with Montreal.

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