Ivan Irwin

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Born March 13, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6’1”  Weight: 180 bs

A “Class of 1969” inductee, Ivan Irwin played three seasons with the Reds between 1955 and 1958. Nicknamed “Ivan the Terrible”, this talented and popular defenseman accumulated 338 PIM and 41 points on 6 goals and 35 assists in 144 games.

He was a stalwart on the Reds’ Calder Cup and won in 1955. He was a 3-time All-Star over his American Hockey League career. A defense-first blueliner, he made his pro debut with the old Boston Olympics in 1947.

This clever no-holds-barred fan favorite was a veteran of five NHL campaigns between 1952 and 1958, scoring 6 goals and 29 points in 155 games. Ivan later returned to Providence as a coach in 1965.

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

GP

6G

A

Pts

PIM

1947-48

Boston Olympics

EHL

56 3 4 7 102  

1948-29

Boston-Sherbrooke

QSHL

55 1 8 9 124  

1949-50

Sherbrooke Saints

QSHL

7 1 0 1 30            

1949-50

Cincinnati Mohawks

AHL

53 2 7 9 114            

1950-51

Cincinnati Mohawks

AHL

62 3 14 17 145            

1951-52

Cincinnati Mohawks

AHL

67 4 10 14 111   7 0 1 1 18

1952-53

Montreal Canadiens

NHL

4 0 1 1 0            

1952-53

Victoria Cougars

WHL

58 5 20 25 116            

1953-54

New York Rangers

NHL

56 2 12 14 109            

1953-54

Vancouver Canucks

WHL

13 1 0 1 20            

1954-55

New York Rangers

NHL

60 0 13 13 85            

1955-56

Providence Reds

AHL

19 0 5 51 43            

1955-56

New York Rangers

NHL

34 0 1 18 20   5 0 0 0 8

1956-57

Providence Reds

AHL

62 4 14 18 149   5 0 1 1 8

1957-58

Providence Reds

AHL

63 2 16 0 146   5 1 2 3 6
1957-58 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0            
1958-59 Buffalo Bisons AHL 63 3 12 15 106   11 0 3 3 16
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons

AHL

40 1 8 9 53            

COACHING STATISTICS

Season

Team

Lge

Type

GP

W

L

T

OTL

Pct

Result

1965-66

Providence Reds

AHL

Head

72

20

49

2

0

0.299

Out of Playoffs

Ivan Irwin
Defense / Coach

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