McCord starred on D for 4 Calder Cup champs

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

A reliable defenseman for the Springfield Indians, Hershey Bears and Pittsburgh Hornets, Bob McCord excelled at both ends of the ice, winning championships and personal accolades in a career that spanned 21 professional seasons.

McCord made his debut with the Indians in 1954 and went on to spend nine seasons in Springfield, serving as a key member of the only team in AHL history to win three consecutive Calder Cups. McCord won the Eddie Shore Award in 1961 when he put up career highs in goals (12) and points (48).

McCord’s time with the Indians resulted in his first crack at the NHL when he joined the Boston Bruins in 1963. He was back in the AHL with Hershey a year later, and in 1967 McCord won his fourth Calder Cup and second Eddie Shore Award, leading Pittsburgh to the title in what would be his final appearance in the American Hockey League.

McCord earned a total of five postseason All-Star Team berths in his 12 AHL campaigns, including two First Team selections and three Second Team nods.

Career AHL Statistics – Bob McCord
Regular SeasonPlayoffs
1954-55Springfield Indians52518233241124
1955-56Springfield Indians576212745
1956-57Springfield Indians5910213153
1957-58Springfield Indians4105538
1958-59Springfield Indians50004
1959-60Springfield Indians7011283911490228
1960-61Springfield Indians691236485180448
1961-62Springfield Indians6682937621105516
1962-63Springfield Indians6911354642
1964-65Hershey Bears243710161516744
1965-66Pittsburgh Hornets62726335430007
1966-67Pittsburgh Hornets61826344092462
AHL Totals63581252333551594222689