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Tony Bukovich
Position Left winger
Shoots Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
NHL Team Detroit Red Wings
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born August 30, 1915(1915-08-30),
Painesdale, MI, USA
Died December 19 2009 (aged 94),
Hancock, MI, USA
Pro Career 1943 – 1961

Tony Bukovich (August 30, 1915 – December 19, 2009) was an American professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. He was born in Painesdale, Michigan. At the time of his death, at the age of 94 in Hancock, Michigan, he was the oldest former member of the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

He played for the Pontiac Chiefs of the Michigan-Ontario League in 1939-40 and 1940-41. In 1941-42 he joined the Fort Worth Rangers and in 1942-43 the Windsor Colonial Tool team.

Bukovich made it to the Indianapolis Capitals in 1943-44 and was called up to the Detroit Red Wings in 1943-44 and in 1944-45. In a total of 17 games he scored 7 goals and 3 assists. He then continued with the Capitals until 1947-48, when he split a season between the Cleveland Bartons and the Minneapolis Millers.

He retired in 1948. In 1958-59 he was the coach of the Green Bay Bobcats.


  1. Copper Country Hockey History: Legends – B Retrieved on 22 December 2009.

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