Dave Creighton

A prolific American Hockey League scorer during the 1950’s and 1960’s, Dave Creighton played 21 professional seasons, becoming one of only four players in hockey history to skate in at least 600 games in both the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League.

Creighton was 18 years old when he debuted in 1948, putting up 37 points in 49 games for the Hershey Bears. He would spend most of the next decade in the NHL, suiting up for the Bruins, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks and Rangers and skating in five NHL All-Star Games.

Returning to the AHL with the Rochester Americans, Creighton scored 30 goals during the 1960-61 season, and he reached the Calder Cup Finals with the Buffalo Bisons in 1962.

After four seasons with the Baltimore Clippers, Creighton was named player/coach for the Providence Reds, and won the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player in 1967-68. He finished his playing career with 692 points in 800 AHL games.