Edward Charles "Eddie" Kachur

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Born April 22, 1934 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5’8”  Weight: 170 bs

A “Class of 1973” inductee, the final induction class into the Reds Hall, Ed was the teamís most prolific goal scorer in the late 1960s, netting 152 goals and 102 assists over seven campaigns with the Reds.

While his average of over 27 goals per year and his crewcut, bulldog style made him both a team and fan favorite in Providence, the height of his professional career was reached during his two seasons in a Chicago Blackhawks uniform prior to joining the Reds.

In the 1967-68 season with Providence, the right winger teamed with player-coach and center Dave Creighto, and young left winger Brian Perr, to catapult the Reds into the AHL playoffs after a four-year absence.

Kachur netted 47 goals that magical season, the most of any player in professional hockey that year on the AHLís most dangerous and productive line.

Ed ended his professional career as player-coach of the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League, one of seven leagues he played in over his great career. In 1998, he was also inducted into the Northeastern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

GP

6G

A

Pts

PIM

1953-54

Cincinnati Mohawks

IHL

63 32 26 58 61   31 2 2 4 2

1954-55

Shawinigan Falls Cataracts

QHL

59 24 14 39 46  

1955-56

Shawinigan Falls Cataracts

QHL

64 31 34 65 91            

1956-57

Shawinigan Falls Cataracts

QHL

32 12 12 24 12            

1956-57

Chicago Blackhawks

NHL

34 5 7 12 21            

1957-58

Chicago Blackhawks

NHL

62 5 7 12 14            

1958-59

Buffalo Bisons

AHL

68 15 17 32 26   11 5 7 2 6

1959-60

Buffalo Bisons

AHL

57 19 10 29 10            

1960-61

Sault Ste Marie Thunderbirds

EPHL

70 38 43 81 71   12 3 6 9 16

1961-62

Sault Ste Marie Thunderbirds

EPHL

70 22 32 54 65            

1962-63

Buffalo Bisons

AHL

68 19 19 38 55   13 2 3 5 8

1963-64

Buffalo Bisons

AHL

64 13 14 27 10            
1964-65 Providence Reds AHL 41 13 7 23 16            
1964-65 Los Angeles Blades WHL 22 1 6 7 4            
1965-66 Providence Reds AHL 57 28 19 47 30            
1966-67 Providence Reds AHL 55 22 20 42 20            
1967-68 Providence Reds AHL 72 47 29 76 30   8 3 2 5 8
1968-69 Providence Reds AHL 71 26 26 52 24   9 1 4 5 6
1969-70 Providence Reds AHL 21 9 4 13 2            
1971-75 Johnstown Jets EHL 25 18 11 29 6            

Edward Charles "Eddie" Kachur
Right Wing

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