Horvath one of AHL’s top assist men

As part of the American Hockey League’s 70th anniversary this season, theahl.com will be taking a look at some of the legendary careers that have been carved in the AHL over the last seven decades.

A veteran of 434 games in the National Hockey League, mostly with the Boston Bruins, Bronco Horvath is best remembered in the American Hockey League as the leader of the Rochester Americans during their glory days in the 1960’s.

Horvath toiled for four seasons in the AHL with Springfield and Syracuse before making his NHL debut with the New York Rangers in 1955. A year later, he joined the Rochester Americans for their inaugural season in the AHL, leading the club in scoring and carrying them to a berth in the Calder Cup Finals while earning First Team AHL All-Star honors.

After spending most of the next six seasons in the NHL, Horvath was back in Rochester in 1963, and soon became an offensive leader on what remains the only team in AHL history to reach four consecutive Calder Cup Finals, winning championships in 1965, 1966 and 1968.

Horvath sits 17th on the AHL’s all-time scoring list with 747 points in 666 games over 13 seasons, and 10th all-time with 484 assists.

He sits third among point-getters in Rochester’s illustrious franchise history, and in 1986, was chosen as an inaugural member of the Amerks’ Hall of Fame.

Career AHL Statistics – Bronco Horvath
Regular SeasonPlayoffs
1950-51Springfield Indians431226383720000
1951-52Syracuse Warriors5012364856
1952-53Syracuse Warriors521940594440002
1953-54Syracuse Warriors4621396054
1956-57Rochester Americans563744813910671314
1962-63Rochester Americans18715226
1963-64Rochester Americans702559842820002
1964-65Rochester Americans723868106241045916
1965-66Rochester Americans702748753412371022
1966-67Rochester Americans7229497854122792
1967-68Rochester Americans4415294410100770
1968-69Rochester Americans6618304830
1969-70Rochester Americans73140
AHL Totals6662634847474166215334858