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Lorne William Bell Carr - Born July 2, 1910 in Stoughton, Saskatchewan – Died June 9, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta was a Canadian ice Hockey right winger.

Carr played two seasons of junior Hockey with the Calgary Canadians, helping them reach the 1929 Abbott Cup final, leading the Canadians with 24 goals in 13 playoff games, and the next season winning the 1930 Albertan Cup & Sandercock Cup as British Columbia and Alberta Champions.

Carr began his professional career in 1930 with the Vancouver Lions of the Pacific Coast Hockey League / PCHL. He next played for the Buffalo Bisons of the International Hockey League / IHL for 2 seasons, having a breakout season as a pro, scoring 22 goals (18 assists) during the 1932-33 season. The Bisons won the F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy both seasons in 1932 & 1933 as IHL champions.

The New York Rangers bought his rights on April 8, 1933 from Buffalo, and Carr made his NHL debut on November 11, 1933 vs Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens in a 4-3 Toronto win. He went scoreless in 14 NHL games to start the 1933-34 season, and the Rangers sent him to the Philadelphia Arrows of the Canadian–American Hockey League / Can-Am, where he played 9 games. The Rangers then sold his rights to the Syracuse Stars of the International Hockey League / IHL on Jan. 30, 1934. Carr finished the 1933-34 season in Syracuse, scoring 8 goals in 18 games for the Stars.

Carr then signed with the NHL New York Americans for the 1934-35 season, and scored his 1st NHL goal vs Montreal Canadiens at Montreal Forum in a 4-3 New York win. He scored 17 goals (14 assists) in 48 games during the season. Carr played seven seasons with the Americans, recording more than 25 points on five occasions.

Carr scored the winning goal in the longest game ever played at Madison Square Garden - a 3-2 victory for the Americans over their cross-city rivals the Rangers in the 4th overtime period on March 27, 1938.

In 1941, Carr was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Red Heron, Nick Knott, Gus Marker and cash. It was with Toronto that he enjoyed his most success as a player, winning his 1st Stanley Cup the hard way, as after being down three games to none vs the Detroit Red Wings in the 1942 Stanley Cup final, the Maple Leafs won 4 straight to take the championship. The line of Carr, Sweeney Schriner and Billy Taylor was on fire in that final, collecting 21 points in the seven games. In the Stanley Cup championship game seven, Lorne Carr and Billy Taylor assisted on both goals by Sweeney Schriner in Toronto's 3-1 victory.

Carr finished fifth in NHL scoring with 27 Goals (60 points) in the 1942-43 season, earning him selection to the NHL's First All-Star Team. The next season, Carr finished third in the NHL scoring, collecting career-bests in goals (36), assists (38) and points (74), all the while accumulating just 9 minutes in penalties all season. That season (1943-44), Carr was again chosen to the First All-Star Team.

1944-45 was a highlight season for Carr and the Maple Leafs. For the third straight season, Carr scored 20 or more goals, but more importantly, the Toronto Maple Leafs reached the Stanley Cup final once again, and again, faced the Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup. Toronto went up three games to none with 1-0, 2-0 and 1-0 wins. Lorne was playing right wing on a line with Gus Bodnar at centre and Sweeney Schriner on the left wing. The series began to unravel for Toronto in Game 4, played at Maple Leaf Gardens, Detroit edged Toronto 5-3. The Wings then shut out Toronto in consecutive contests: 2-0 and 1-0. It all came down to Game 7 again, and played at Detroit's Olympia. Mel Hill scored for the Maple Leafs in the first, then the second went scoreless. Murray Armstrong tied the game for the Red Wings midway through the third, but with Gordie Howe in the penalty box for crosschecking Gus Bodnar, Babe Pratt scored at 12:14 to put the Maple Leafs up 2-1. The score held, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were crowned Stanley Cup champions for 1945.

During his time at Maple Leaf Gardens, Carr led the Maple Leafs in scoring twice. Carr played in 236 games with the Maple Leafs recording 105 goals and 121 assists for 226 points and 37 penalty minutes.

Carr retired after the 1945-46 campaign, and left the NHL with career totals of 204 goals (22 GWG / 4 OTG), 222 assists (426 points) in 580 regular season games, and 10 Goals (1 GWG / 1 OTG), 9 assists in 53 playoff games.

Lorne Carr was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 2000

Following his retirement, Carr moved to Calgary, Alberta and opened the Amylorne Motel with his wife. The motel featured an 18-hole golf course and a driving range. He also co-owned a Calgary poolroom with Calgary native and former New York American Fred Hergerts.


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