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Only playoff games

Is there any player in NHL history, that played only playoff games? That means 0 regular season games.

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Is there any player in NHL history, that played only playoff games? That means 0 regular season games.
Don Cherry's one and only NHL game was a playoff game.

I'm sure there are plenty of others.

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http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/players/playoffonly.html

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That list is out of date

There are 3 players not to be on that list now, because they played games this season.

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That list is out of date

There are 3 players not to be on that list now, because they played games this season.
So the complete list is now:

Brennan Evans - 2GP for Calgary in 2004
Igor Nikulin - 1 GP for Anaheim in 1997
Brock Tredway - 1 GP for LA in 1982
Dave Salvian - 1 GP for NYI in 1977
Michel Deziel - 1 GP for Buffalo in 1975
Steve Andrascik - 1 GP for NYR in 1972
Chris Hayes - 1 GP for Boston in 1972
Leo Thiffault - 5 GP for Minnesota in 1968
Mike Corbett - 2 GP for LA in 1968
Jack Stanfield - 1 GP for Chicago in 1966
Merve Kuryluk - 2 GP for Chicago in 1962
Gary Collins - 2 GP for Toronto in 1959
Don Cherry - 1 GP for Boston in 1955
Gord Wilson - 2 GP for Boston in 1955
Wayne "Weiner" Brown - 4 GP for Boston in 1954
Doug "Andy" Anderson - 2 GP for Montreal in 1953
Stan Long - 3 GP for Montreal in 1952
Sid McNabney - 5 GP for Montreal in 1951
Gordon Haidy - 1 GP for Detroit in 1950
Doug McKay - 1 GP for Detroit in 1950
Jerry Reid - 2 GP for Detroit in 1949
Ken Davies - 1 GP for NYR in 1948
Eddie Emberg - 2 GP for Montreal in 1945
Frank "Butch" Stahan - 3 GP for Montreal in 1945
Bill "Red" Anderson - 1 GP for Boston in 1943

Somehow it seems noteworthy that much of this activity was confined to a few teams within a very short timeframe (1945 Habs, 1949/50 Wings, 1951/52/53 Habs, 1954/55 Bruins). I'm guessing the explanation has to do with a combination of injuries, roster rules and farm system procedures.

Eddie Emberg was the only one of these players to score a goal. The rest combined for 4 assists. "Red" Anderson's NHL playoff game appears to have been the last game of his career.

Both Emberg's goal and Stahan's assist came during a 10-3 rout of Toronto on 3/29/1945.

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Goaltender Earl Robertson made his debut in the playoffs in 1937 with the Red Wings, but played 190 regular season games over 5 seasons with the New York/Brooklyn Americans (he never played in the regular season for Detroit). He received a 2nd team selection and won the Cup in 1937 with the Wings as the primary goalie, coming in when starter Normie Smith was injured during the run. Through ten games, Robertson played 6 games and 340 minutes, Smith played five games and 282 minutes, and third-stringer Jimmy Franks played 30 minutes in one game.

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Goaltender Earl Robertson made his debut in the playoffs in 1937 with the Red Wings, but played 190 regular season games over 5 seasons with the New York/Brooklyn Americans (he never played in the regular season for Detroit). He received a 2nd team selection and won the Cup in 1937 with the Wings as the primary goalie, coming in when starter Normie Smith was injured during the run. Through ten games, Robertson played 6 games and 340 minutes, Smith played five games and 282 minutes, and third-stringer Jimmy Franks played 30 minutes in one game.
I'm not sure OP had playoff debuts in mind, but another example of that would be Mike Richter.

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I'm not sure OP had playoff debuts in mind, but another example of that would be Mike Richter.
I figured a list of every single player ever that qualified under the OP's question was posted... I thought as Robertson was a relevant player who was also at one point on the list, it was a fair tangent. Had he retired after that Cup, he is on that list as a Stanley Cup starter. Now THAT would have been interesting.

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Brett Hull, Esa Tikkanen, and Kelly Buchberger are a few examples of players whose first NHL game was in the Stanley Cup Final.

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I'm not sure OP had playoff debuts in mind, but another example of that would be Mike Richter.
i mean career

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1952 Rule Change

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So the complete list is now:

Brennan Evans - 2GP for Calgary in 2004
Igor Nikulin - 1 GP for Anaheim in 1997
Brock Tredway - 1 GP for LA in 1982
Dave Salvian - 1 GP for NYI in 1977
Michel Deziel - 1 GP for Buffalo in 1975
Steve Andrascik - 1 GP for NYR in 1972
Chris Hayes - 1 GP for Boston in 1972
Leo Thiffault - 5 GP for Minnesota in 1968
Mike Corbett - 2 GP for LA in 1968
Jack Stanfield - 1 GP for Chicago in 1966
Merve Kuryluk - 2 GP for Chicago in 1962
Gary Collins - 2 GP for Toronto in 1959
Don Cherry - 1 GP for Boston in 1955
Gord Wilson - 2 GP for Boston in 1955
Wayne "Weiner" Brown - 4 GP for Boston in 1954
Doug "Andy" Anderson - 2 GP for Montreal in 1953
Stan Long - 3 GP for Montreal in 1952
Sid McNabney - 5 GP for Montreal in 1951
Gordon Haidy - 1 GP for Detroit in 1950
Doug McKay - 1 GP for Detroit in 1950
Jerry Reid - 2 GP for Detroit in 1949
Ken Davies - 1 GP for NYR in 1948
Eddie Emberg - 2 GP for Montreal in 1945
Frank "Butch" Stahan - 3 GP for Montreal in 1945
Bill "Red" Anderson - 1 GP for Boston in 1943

Somehow it seems noteworthy that much of this activity was confined to a few teams within a very short timeframe (1945 Habs, 1949/50 Wings, 1951/52/53 Habs, 1954/55 Bruins). I'm guessing the explanation has to do with a combination of injuries, roster rules and farm system procedures.

Eddie Emberg was the only one of these players to score a goal. The rest combined for 4 assists. "Red" Anderson's NHL playoff game appears to have been the last game of his career.

Both Emberg's goal and Stahan's assist came during a 10-3 rout of Toronto on 3/29/1945.
1952 Rule Change per the following link:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...3109%2C3941826

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