Ken Reardon

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Ken Reardon
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1966
Born(1921-04-01)April 1, 1921
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died March 15, 2008(2008-03-15) (aged 86)
Saint-Saveur, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 19401950

Kenneth Joseph "Kenny" Reardon (April 1, 1921 – March 15, 2008) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. Ken is the brother of Terry Reardon.


Reardon was born April 1, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. [1] He was known as a tough defenceman, a physical player who exhibited great endurance by continuing to play while injured. He played two seasons with Montreal before enlisting in the Canadian Army in 1942. [1] He spent several years playing for army teams in the Ottawa area, winning the Allan Cup with the Commandos in 1943 before he was shipped overseas. During World War II, Reardon returned to the Canadiens and won the Stanley Cup in 1946. He retired prior to turning 30, a probable result of the numerous injuries he sustained.

Reardon continued his hockey career off-ice, scouting for and managing farm teams before becoming a successful executive in hockey with the Canadiens. He was announced as coach of the Kitchener Greenshirts in March of 1954. [1] The position came after working as chief of staff of the Cincinnati Mohawks. He earned the position as the Canadiens vice-president in 1956. [2] During his tenure with Montreal the team won five Stanley Cup titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966. [3] He died on March 15, 2008 at the age of 86. [4] [5]

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1937–38Blue River RebelsBCJHL
1938–39Edmonton Athletic ClubEJrHL9011152022
1938–39 Edmonton Athletic Club M-Cup 20110
1939–40Edmonton Athletic ClubEJrHL104240228
1939–40 Edmonton Athletic ClubM-Cup1418133146
1940–41 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3428104130004
1941–42 Montreal CanadiensNHL41312159330004
1942–43Ottawa Commandos OCHL 26716237723391247
1942–43Ottawa ArmyOCHL101071715
1943–44Ottawa CommandosOCHL11010
1945–46 Montreal CanadiensNHL435494591124
1945–46 Montreal Royals QSHL 20004
1946–47 Montreal CanadiensNHL525172284712320
1947–48 Montreal CanadiensNHL5871522129
1948–49 Montreal CanadiensNHL4631316103700018
1949–50 Montreal CanadiensNHL6712728109202212
NHL totals34126961226043125762

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Taylor, Len (March 3, 1954). "Ken Reardon New Coach Of Junior Hockey Club". Kitchener-Waterloo Record. p. 18.
  2. "Remembering Ken Reardon". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  3. Reardon Biography at Legends of Hockey/Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved Feb. 03, 2008.
  4. Obituary at the National Post [ permanent dead link ]