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07-29-2011, 12:07 AM
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D Alex Levinsky

Originally Posted by Pelletier
Levinsky was a two time Stanley Cup champion who split his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks, and played ever so briefly with the New York Rangers. He won a Cup title both as a Leaf and as a Hawk: in Toronto in 1932 and in Chicago in 1938.

Levinsky, who grew up in Toronto, was a solid, stay-at-home defenseman, who rarely scored. He was a strong skater blessed with speed, as he had played a lot of forward as a youth. Smythe had signed him and his junior partner Bob Gracie right out of the Toronto Marlies junior team, though Levinsky would find himself soon partnered with Hap Day.

The Leafs moved Levinsky to the Rangers for the 1934-35 campaign, but after just 20 games with the Blueshirts Levinsky moved on to Chicago. He would play the next five years with the Hawks before being suspended by the team. The Hawks had traded Levinsky, the oldest player on their blue line, down to the minor leagues for Joe Cooper of the Philadelphia Ramblers. Levinsky balked at the move to Philly, and was suspended indefinitely. He eventually reported Philadelphia, but only after assurances from New York Rangers boss Lester Patrick that he would soon return to the NHL as the Rangers wanted him back. That never did happen though. Levinsky would play two years with the Ramblers, serving as team captain.

In 367 NHL games Levinsky scored 19 goals and 49 assists for 68 career points. He added another 2 goals and 1 assist in 37 playoff games.
Originally Posted by The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Blackawks, who haven't won a home game since they beat the Montreal Maroons, 3 to 2, on Dec. 16, yesterday made the hocky skies seem brighter when they announced the purchase of Alex [Mine Boy] Levinsky, a rugged defense player well known to Chicago fans.
Originally Posted by The Vancouver Sun
In a two-hour workout the two defence pairs, Art Wiebe and Early Seibert, and Alex Levinsky and Marty Burke shouldered and bodied in a manner that endorsed the wisdom of sending the Hawks to a training camp 10 days ahead of any other team.
Durability of the defense four...
Originally Posted by Border Cities Star
Alex Levinsky, rugged defenceman of the Toronto Marlboros, local senior Ontario Hockey Association squad which as been eliminated from the Allen Cup race, has signed a professional contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs
Originally Posted by Toronto Star
Levinsky was the late Hap Day's defence partner when the Leafs won the 1931-32 Stanley Cup over the Rangers. Levinsky was later traded to Chicago in the late '30s where he led the Blackhawks to the 1938 Stanley Cup - ironically, over the Leafs.
regular season: 367 Games Played - 19 goals, 49 assists, 68 points, 307 penalty minutes
playoffs: 37 Games Played - 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points, 36 penalty minutes
5th in NHL penalty minutes in 1935-36
two time Stanley Cup Champion (1932, 1938)

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