Andrew "Andy" Branigan

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Born April 11, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height: 5’11”  Weight: 190 bs

A “Class of 1970” inductee, Andrew “Andy” Branigan played his first NHL pro game in 1940 at the age of 18. A year later, he left the team in mid season to serve his country in WWII. He never played another NHL game.

He was a member of the Reds 1955-56 Calder Cup champions. He is 15th all-time in games played in AHL history with a grand total of 859. He had earlier won a Calder Cup with Hersey in 1946.

In 238 games with Providence from 1954 to 1958, the popular and bruising redhead, notched 56 points on 11 goals, 45 assists and 324 PIM. Branigan played in two NHL seasons from 1940 to 1942 and tallied three points in 27 games. Andy became a player/coach in the Eastern Hockey League at the end of his career.

He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

1940-41

Springfield Indians AHL 50 2 6 8 21   0 0 0 0 4
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 6 1 0 1 5            
1941-42 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0            
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 20 0 2 2 26            
1945-46 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 62 4 17 21 71   5 0 1 1 0
1946-47 Hershey Bears AHL 62 6 9 15 42   11 1 2 3 8
1947-48 Hershey Bears AHL 63 1 11 12 91   2 0 0 0 6
1948-49 Hershey Bears NHL 68 5 14 19 54   11 0 2 2 10
1949-50 Hershey Bears AHL 66 1 15 16 73            
1950-51 Hershey Bears AHL 64 6 9 15 114   6 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Hershey Bears AHL 66 6 19 25 110   5 1 1 2 10
1952-53 Hershey Bears AHL 51 5 4 9 71            
1953-54 Hershey Bears AHL 68 3 22 25 124   11 0 1 1 10
1954-55 Providence Reds AHL 61 2 12 14 114  
1955-56 Providence Reds AHL 64 5 17 22 103   9 2 5 7 14
1956-57 Providence Reds AHL 46 2 10 12 46   5 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Providence Reds AHL 67 2 6 8 61   1 0 0 0 0
1958-59 Washington Presidents EHL 63 5 16 21 82  
1959-60 New York Rovers AHL 48 2 12 14 73  

COACHING STATISTICS

Season

Team

Lge

Type

GP

W

L

T

OTL

Pct

Result

1958-59 Washington Presidents EHL Player-Head 64 29 35 0 0 0.453 Out of playoffs

1954-55

New York Rovers

EHL

Player-Head

64 19 44 1 0 0.305 Out of playoffs

Andrew "Andy" Branigan
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