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The Winston-Salem Polar Twins select

Buzz Boll, LW/C/RW

Position: LW/C/RW
Handed: L
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 166lbs
Born: Filmore, Saskatchewan, Canada

Top-50 Scoring Finishes
Goals: 9, 15, 20, 21, 24, 27, 33, 39
Assists: 17, 25, 34, 41, 47, 50
Points: 14, 20, 26, 28, 36, 47, 50

Regular Season
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
1931-32 Syracuse Stars IHL NA 3 0 3 4
1932-33 Syracuse Stars IHL NA 9 6 15 16
1933-34 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 12 8 20 21
1934-35 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 14 4 18 4
1935-36 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 15 13 28 14
1936-37 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 6 3 9 12
1937-38 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 14 11 25 18
1938-39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 0 0 0 0
1938-39 Syracuse Stars IAHL 7 2 2 4 6
1939-40 New York Americans NHL 47 5 10 15 18
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 46 12 14 26 16
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 48 11 15 26 23
1942-43 Boston Bruins NHL 43 25 27 52 20
1943-44 Boston Bruins NHL 39 19 25 44 2

NHL Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM
1932-33 TOR 1 0 0 0 0
1933-34 TOR 5 0 0 0 9
1934-35 TOR 6 0 0 0 0
1935-36 TOR 9 7 3 10 2
1936-37 TOR 2 0 0 0 0
1937-38 TOR 7 0 0 0 2
1939-40 NYA 1 0 0 0 0

- In 1943 Boll received 2 second-team All Star votes at RW and one second-team vote at LW.
- Curiously, he never scored a playoff point other than in 1936, when he led all players in goals and points.
- 9th leaguewide in raw goals (4th in goals-per-game) and 8th in points in 1943.
- 3rd or better in team goal and point scoring in 1936, 1941, 1943 and 1935 (goals only)

Goal scoring, 1933-1944
Player GP Goals
8. Toe Blake 386 147
9. Bill Cowley 423 145
10. Lynn Patrick 417 137
11. Buzz Boll 437 133
12. Syl Apps 274 126
13. Charlie Conacher 300 126
14. Bill Thoms 481 126

Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen 2/9/1943
Buzz was a defenceman when he helped Regina Pats win the Canadian junior hockey title in 1930.
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Boll was one of the most unheralded players of the Leafs teams of the 1930s. A quick left winger with a good scoring touch, Boll was consistently solid although never flashy enough to earn rave reviews that others on the team would get. He was a conscientious defensive player, often playing on a checking line with Bill Thoms and Bob Davidson. He was a guy who did everything well but nothing excellently.
The veteran winger was teamed with Bill Cowley and Art Jackson and produced a career best 25 goals. [on the Americans]
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Frank "Buzz" Boll was a fast skating left-winger who demonstrated an ability to score during a career that lasted eleven full seasons. He reached double figures in goals eight times and was considered one of the most consistent players in the league.
Originally Posted by Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
Frank “Buzz” Boll, known as the “Western Tumbleweed”, was regarded as one of the fastest skaters in the National Hockey League (NHL) during his era.

In his eleven-year professional career, Buzz played all the forward as well as defensive positions.
Originally Posted by Lewiston Daily Sun 11/3/1934
The second line will probably be composed of Hurricane Hec Kilrea... Bill Thoms and Buzz Boll. All three are amazing fast skaters and can do their share of scoring but their primary use will be for defensive purposes as they [are] all good back checkers.
Originally Posted by Lewiston Daily Sun 12/25/1935
Buzz Boll, a veteran used in a utility role most of last season, has blossomed forth into one of the main dynamos of the Toronto Maple Leafs scoring machine.
Originally Posted by The Leader-Post 1/15/1936
Hockey's Big Seven was expanded to include 10 players today after Buzz Boll, of Toronto Leafs... picked up points that brought them into the charmed circle.

[i]players listed in the "Big Seven +3": Conacher, Schriner, Thompson, Dillon, Thoms, Weiland, Boll, Aurie, Lewis, Boucher[i]
Originally Posted by Montreal Gazette 1/1/1938
If Conacher is unable to play, it was expected Bob Davidson would be used on left wing on a line centred by Bill Thoms, with Buzz Boll being shifted from left to right wing to take Conacher's place.
Originally Posted by The Milwaukee Journal 10/29/1940
Impressive work in training camp won a... job for... Buzz Boll, who has been shifted to center and has impressed Dutton with his playmaking.
Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen 1/1/1942
Buzz Boll, Americans' veteran who on his best nights can skate with any center in the league, took Fred Thurrier's place on the Americans' Benson-Hill line and sparked the club to a 2-0 lead in the first 25 minutes of play, scoring both goals himself.
Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen 2/9/1943
Jack Adams, of Detroit Red Wings, rates Buzz Boll the most improved player of the National Hockey League year -- and who wouldn't?
According to precedent at that age [32], he should be on the decline, not improving. But there's no doubt he's on the up-grade again with Boston Bruins. Bill Cowley's great play-making is partly but not altogether responsible for Boll's surge into the limelight. Adams even advances Boll as a "very definite candidate" for the Hart Trophy as N.H.L. player most valuable to his team.
... he's going fast both ways this season.
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
The move from the tiny farming community to Canada's biggest city must have been quite an adjustment for Boll. He needed some money, so in the summer of 1931 he landed a job working for Conn Smythe. Smythe and his group begun construction of the fabled Maple Leaf Gardens, and required a night watchman of the construction site. Smythe would always help out a hockey player or prospect, and he was more than happy to give Boll the job. Boll was provided with a make-shift shack with a stove and some fire wood, as well as a 15 cent baseball bat to keep intruders off of the grounds.

Trades & Transactions
Traded to NY Americans by Toronto with Busher Jackson, Doc Romnes, Jimmy Fowler and Murray Armstrong for Sweeney Schriner, May 18, 1939.
Rights transferred to Boston from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, October 9, 1942.

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