Dave Creighton spent 12 years in the National Hockey league between 1948-1960, appearing in three Stanley Cup Finals.
The 12-year career of Dave Creighton included three with the New York Rangers. Creighton appeared in 210 games with the organization between 1955-1958. In that time, he recorded 55 goals and 87 assists and also had 125 penalty minutes. In the 1955-56 season with the Rangers, Creighton had 20 goals and also produced 51 points, the best of goals and points total he had in his career.
The Rangers family mourns the passing of former Blueshirt Dave Creighton, who passed away Friday at the age of 87. pic.twitter.com/B9e5M1LCR3
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In what he calls the highlight of his pro hockey career, Creighton names the 1953 Stanley Cup semifinal against Detroit as standing out most vividly in his mind. “The Wings had finished first and they had Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Sid Abel and Red Kelly and Marcel Pronovost on defense,” he recalled. “They beat us 7-0 in the first game and Bruin coach Lynn Patrick told us that the single players on the team wouldn’t get any tickets once the series moved back to Boston, and I was angry because I had promised some of our girlfriends and I went out in the second game and scored two goals and we beat them 5-3 and eventually won the series in six games.”