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.
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1966|
April 1, 1921|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
March 15, 2008 (aged 86)|
Saint-Saveur, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens|
Reardon was born April 1, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 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. 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. The position came after working as chief of staff of the Cincinnati Mohawks. He earned the position as the Canadiens vice-president in 1956. During his tenure with Montreal the team won five Stanley Cup titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966. He died on March 15, 2008 at the age of 86.
Awards and achievementsEdit
- Allan Cup championship (1943)
- Stanley Cup championship — 1946 (as a player), 1956 (as an assistant manager), 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 (as the Vice President)
- NHL First All-Star Team defence (1947 and 1950)
- NHL Second All-Star Team defence (1946, 1948, and 1949)
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966
- Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996
- Selected to Manitoba's All-Century Second All-Star Team
- "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.
|1937–38||Blue River Rebels||BCJHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1938–39||Edmonton Athletic Club||EJrHL||9||0||1||1||15||2||0||2||2||—|
|1938–39||Edmonton Athletic Club||M-Cup||—||—||—||—||—||2||0||1||1||0|
|1939–40||Edmonton Athletic Club||EJrHL||10||—||—||—||42||4||0||2||2||8|
|1939–40||Edmonton Athletic Club||M-Cup||—||—||—||—||—||14||18||13||31||46|
- Taylor, Len (March 3, 1954). "Ken Reardon New Coach Of Junior Hockey Club". Kitchener-Waterloo Record. p. 18.
- "Remembering Ken Reardon". NHL.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
-  Reardon Biography at Legends of Hockey/Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved Feb. 03, 2008.
- Obituary at the National Post[permanent dead link]