|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1963|
January 29, 1906|
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
May 14, 1989 (aged 83)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs|
Alfred Joseph Francis "Gentleman Joe" Primeau (January 29, 1906 – May 14, 1989), was a Canadian professional ice hockey player.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Primeau moved to Toronto at an early age and began his professional career in 1927 with the Toronto Ravinas, an affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He became a full-time member of the Leafs in the 1929–30 season. Primeau played on the Leafs' Kid Line with Charlie Conacher and Busher Jackson. He won his only Stanley Cup as a player in 1931–32 and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy that same season. He retired in 1936 at age 30. Over his NHL career, Primeau scored 66 goals and 177 assists in 310 games.
Primeau was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963. He died in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 83. In 1998, Primeau was ranked number 92 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
Following the Canada-Sweden game at the 1976 Canada Cup tournament, Primeau presented the award to the top Canadian player of the game: Bob Gainey.
Awards and achievements
- 1931–32 – Stanley Cup Champion – Toronto Maple Leafs
- 1931–32 – Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
- 1933–34 – Second Team All-Star – Centre
- 1963 – Honoured member – Hockey Hall of Fame
- 1946–47 – Memorial Cup Champion – Toronto St. Michael's Majors
- 1949–50 – Allan Cup Champion – Toronto Marlboros
- 1950–51 – Stanley Cup Champion – Toronto Maple Leafs
Regular season and playoffs
|1923–24||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHA-Jr.||6||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1924–25||Toronto St. Mary's||OHA-Jr.||8||7||3||10||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1925–26||Toronto St. Mary's||OHA-Jr.||7||15||2||17||2||2||2||1||3||—|
|1927–28||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1928–29||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||6||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1929–30||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||43||5||21||26||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1930–31||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||38||9||32||41||18||2||0||0||0||0|
|1931–32*||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||45||13||37||50||25||7||0||6||6||2|
|1932–33||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||48||11||21||32||4||8||0||1||1||4|
|1933–34||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||45||14||32||46||8||5||2||4||6||6|
|1934–35||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||37||10||20||30||16||7||0||3||3||0|
|1935–36||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||45||4||13||17||10||9||3||4||7||0|
* Stanley Cup Champion.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|TOR||1950–51||70||41||16||13||95||2nd in NHL||Won in semi-finals (4-1 vs. BOS) |
Won Stanley Cup (4-1 vs. MTL)
|TOR||1951–52||70||29||25||16||74||3rd in NHL||Lost in semi-finals (0-4 vs. DET)|
|TOR||1952–53||70||27||30||13||67||5th in NHL||Did not qualify|
|Total||210||97||71||42||236||Won 1 Stanley Cup (8-6, 0.571)|