Ian Robertson Cushenan (November 29, 1933 – February 5, 2020) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman splitting time between the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League from 1954 to 1966.

Ian Cushenan
Born (1933-11-29)November 29, 1933
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died February 5, 2020(2020-02-05) (aged 86)
North Olmsted, Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1954–1966

Cushenan began his NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks organization in 1956. He would later play with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings organizations. He won the Stanley Cup in 1959 with the Montreal Canadiens. Cushenan last played on the NHL level during the 1963–64 NHL season. He retired from hockey altogether in 1966 after two seasons with the AHL's Buffalo Bisons. He played for the following Minor League teams during his career: St. Catharines Teepees, Cleveland Barons, Quebec Aces, Springfield Indians, Pittsburgh Hornets and Buffalo Bisons.

Cushenan was a youth and high school hockey coach throughout the 1970s and 1980s in North Olmsted, Ohio. He lived in the Cleveland, Ohio area until dying on February 5, 2020, at the age of 86.[1]


  1. ^ "Obituary for Ian Robertson Cushenan". buschfuneral.tributes.com. Retrieved February 6, 2020.

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