Allan Herbert Stanley (* March 1, 1926 in Timmins, Ontario, † October 18, 2013 ) was a Canadian ice hockey player (defender), and the 1948 to 1969 for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs Philadelphia Flyers played in the National Hockey League.
As a teenager, was by no means clear to him that he wanted to be a professional hockey player. After he had made a positive impression with his team, invited him to the Boston Bruins with 16 years at a training camp. The idea to be so far away from home, he did not like and so pleased him an offer of the Oshawa Generals. But Boston's general manager Art Ross and the coach Dit Clapper knew it to prevent it from pulling into the environment of the Toronto Maple Leafs. After two seasons with the Boston Olympics, he came into the AHL to the Providence Reds.
In December 1948 he was released to the New York Rangers and immediately made the jump to the NHL. In the 1949/50 season, he overhauled there his first Stanley Cup. After he had defended five years solid for the Rangers, sent him Frank Boucher in the WHL with the Vancouver Canucks. He returned the following year back, but has already been released to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Bill Gadsby, in the course of the season in 1954/55. Two years he remained in Chicago before him Lynn Patrick, who had once coached the Rangers, took to the Boston Bruins.
In his first season, 1956/57 in Boston, he played a prominent role, but shortly before the playoffs he was seriously injured. Without him, the Bruins were subject in the final series against Montreal. The following year he was in the squad when they met again in the finals on the Canadiens, but this time subject to the Bruins.
From the season 1958/59 he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. While it was thought in Boston, his career was going to end, he was a performer in defense of the Leafs, in the Carl Brewer, Bob Baun and Marcel Provonost were still more strong players on the side of Tim Horton. In his ten year with Toronto, there were often rumors about his resignation, but he always showed strong performances, how important it was for his team. Four times he won with the Maple Leafs the Stanley Cup.
For the 1958/59 season, the Philadelphia Flyers brought the experienced defender in the new team in the NHL. After one season with the Flyers, he ended his active career at the age of 43 years.
In 1981 he was honored with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
- Stanley Cup: 1950, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1967
- Second All-Star Team: 1960.1961 and 1966
- Participate in the NHL All-Star Game: 1955, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1967 and 1968