Zellio Toppazzini

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Born January 5, 1930 in Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5’11”  Weight: 180 bs

A “Class of 1966” inductee, Zellio “Topper” Toppazzini is considered the greatest Reds player of all time.

Named the Reds’ “Player of the Century”, he was the team’s all-time leader in points (721), goals (277), assists (444), games (683) and playoff points (44).

Topper is one of three players to spend 12 seasons with Providence, skating from 195 1to 1959 and 1960 to 1964.

Topper led the AHL in scoring in 1955. He ranks 12th all-time in assists (476), 13th in points (786) and 16th in goals (310) in AHL history.

Immediately after retirement, he coached the Providence College hockey team for four seasons. In 2012, he was enshrined in the American Hockey League Hall of Fame.

He was enshrined in the charter class of the RI hockey Hall of Fame in 2018

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

1947-48

St. Catherines Teepees OHA 33 27 18 45 53  

1948-49

Hershey Bears

AHL 49 9 14 23 15  

1948-49

Boston Bruins

NHL 5 1 1 2 0   2 0 0 0 0

1949-50

Hershey Bears AHL 34 16 9 25 6            

1949-50

Boston Bruins NHL 36 5 5 10 18            

1950-51

Hershey Bears AHL 12 6 5 11 2            

1950-51

Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 1 1 0            

1950-51

New York Rangers NHL 55 14 13 27 27            

1951-52

New York Rangers NHL 16 1 1 2 4            

1951-52

Cincinnati-Providence AHL 40 22 29 51 6   11 3 7 10 2

1952-53

Providence Reds AHL 64 35 32 67 23            

1953-54

Providence Reds AHL 70 33 43 76 18            

1954-55

Providence Reds AHL 62 21 53 74 12            

1955-56

Providence Reds AHL 64 42 71 113 44   9 7 13 20 2

1956-57

Providence Reds AHL 44 13 40 53 16   5 0 1 1 4
1956-57 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 0            
1957-58 Providence Reds AHL 70 27 42 69 14   5 1 1 2 0
1958-59 Providence Reds AHL 67 17 38 55 14            
1960-61 Providence Reds AHL 68 31 34 65 2            
1961-62 Providence Reds AHL 66 21 36 57 2   3 1 2 3 0
1962-63 Providence Reds AHL 61 16 24 46 10   6 4 4 8 0
1963-64 Providence Reds AHL 14 1 6 7 0   1 0 0 0 0

Zellio Toppazzini
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