December 31, 2016
Top 100 Hockey Players of the 1930s
Eddie Shore - One of the greatest defensemen and players of all time
Tiny Thompson - The decades top goalie played more games than any other NHLer in the 1930s
Charlie Conacher - The Big Bomber led all goal scorers in the decade with 198 goals in just 375 games
Marty Barry - Crafty pivot tied for most points in the decade with 353 points
Busher Jackson - Tied for most points in the decade with 353 points, though he had more goals and played fewer games
Nels Stewart - Deadly goal scorer was given decade best nickname "Old Poison:
Johnny Gottselig - Russian born Gottselig was early Chicago hockey hero
Cecil Dillon - He played second fiddle in New York to Frank Boucher and the Cook brothers
Dit Clapper - Clapper was an all star forward in the 30s, and all star defenseman in the 40s
Hooley Smith - He may have been the most beautiful hockey player to watch in the 1930s
Paul Thompson - Tiny's brother was top 10 scorer in the decade
Syd Howe - Before Gordie there was another star in Detroit named Howe.
Herbie Lewis - Detroit speedster
Johnny "Black Cat" Gagnon - Gotta love the nicknames
Ebbie Goodfellow - He may have been a good fellow, but he was a great hockey player.
Frank Boucher - Police officer turned into the Gretzky of his day
Cooney Weiland - Centered Boston's explosive Dynamite Line
Aurel Joliat - Flying Frenchman
Larry Aurie - Forgotten Red Wings great
Red Horner - Twice as many penalties as anyone else in the decade, but heck of a defenseman, too
John Sorrell - Played in more games than any other skater
Sweeney Schriner - Another Russian born superstar in the 1930s
Baldy Northcott - Baldy actually had a full head of hair
Howie Morenz - Tragedy struck NHL's superstar
Art Chapman - Effective but anonymous
Mush March - Fiery spark plug
Bill Cook - Some of the old timers said Bill Cook was better than Rocket Richard or Gordie Howe
Bun Cook - Overshadowed by brother, but he may have invented the drop pass
Jimmy Ward - Curly haired winger was
Joe Primeau - Gentleman Joe was truly one of the all time great hockey minds
Babe Siebert - starred on S Line with Hooley Smith and Nels Stewart
Earl Seibert - Okay, don't get these two mixed up now. Note the spelling
Doc Romnes - The first of many Minnesotans in NHL history
Eddie Wiseman - Little man scored big goals
Hap Day - Before he was a legendary coach he was a heck of a player
Herb Cain - Cain was more than able
Lorne Carr - New York Americans star. Remember them?
Earl Robinson - Workmanlike winger
Hec Kilrea - Hurricane Hec
Dave Trottier - Pretty much everybody who played for Montreal Maroons is now forgotten
Paul Haynes - see Trottier, Dave.
Bill Thoms - an excellent utility forward
Bob Gracie - Helped Maroons win Stanley Cup in 1935
Bill Cowley - career started in 1930s. He retired in 1940s as NHL's all time leading scorer
Georges Mantha - Sylvio's brother was a heck of a player too
Ching Johnson - Tough as nails defenseman.
Lionel Conacher - Canada's athlete of the first half century from 1900-1950
Art Coulter - Leader of the Rangers
Pit Lepine - One of the most underrated Montreal Canadiens players of all time
Marty Burke - Stay at home defender
Butch Keeling - Timely goal scorer
Lynn Patrick - Teamed well with Cecil Dillon and Phil Watson with the Rangers
Syl Apps - 40's superstar established himself first in the late 1930s
Gord Drillon - New Brunswick's greatest player?
Joe Lamb - Another forgotten Montreal Maroon
Toe Blake - Better known as a coach and Rocket's winger in the 40s, Toe played 200 games in 1930s, too. Scored 141 points.
Wildor Larochelle - He scored the "one million dollar goal."
Glenn Brydson - His nickname: Swampy
Tom Anderson - "Cowboy" won Hart trophy as a defenseman, but is not in Hall of Fame
Ott Heller - Long time Rangers mainstay on defense
Harry Oliver - self taught Hockey Hall of Famer
George Hainsworth - His career numbers will forever rank him among greatest goaltenders
Pep Kelly - "Pepperpot" Kelly was a speedster and solid all around player
King Clancy - At the time his trade to Toronto was as big as the Gretzky trade
Leroy Goldsworthy - rare American player had a vagabond career
Shrimp Worters - Tiny sized goalie came up big time after time
Al Shields - Tough defenseman had more penalty minutes than Eddie Shore
Russ Blinco - clever pivot was second ever winner of the Calder trophy
Gord Pettinger - won four Stanley Cups
Gus Marker - He didn't even start playing organized hockey until his late teens
Doug Young - Captained Detroit to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships
Alex Levinsky - "Mine Boy" won two Stanley Cups in 1930s
Lorne Chabot - There are still people calling for his inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Charlie Gardiner - Only goalie to captain his team (Chicago) to the Stanley Cup
Red Beattie - Overcame a broken leg to be regular NHLer throughout decade
Murray Murdoch - Hockey's original iron man.
Frank Finnigan - The Slumbering Romeo extended career nicely in 1930s
Charlie Sands - Effective forward would one day be in a Hollywood film!
Dave Kerr - Rangers great goalie was first ever hockey player on cover of Time magazine
Wilf Cude, Mike Karakas and Bill Beveridge - three long time 30s goalies who lost more than they won thanks to weak teams
Normie Smith - Won Vezina trophy and couple of Stanley Cups
John Ross Roach - Rangers goalie for first half of decade
Neil Colville - Debuted half way through decade and established himself as a star.
Cy Wentworth - a consistent defensive presence
Andy Blair - This Andy was a dandy
Mud Bruneteau - Stanley Cup hero
Buzz Boll - Industrious winger was a regular in Toronto
Carl Voss - Well travelled 1930s regular
Flash Hollett - Offensive defensemen
Stewart Evans - Long time defenseman won Stanley Cup in 1935
Roger Jenkins - Two time Stanley Cup champion was excellent rearguard
Armand Mondou - He took the NHL's first penalty shot.
Tom Cook - Played more than 300 games but all but forgotten.
Hap Emms - A second player in the 1930s nicknamed Happy. I thought this was the Great Depression
Normie Himes - Small but heady star
Ace Bailey - You can't talk about hockey in the 1930s without mentioning the tragedy involving Ace Bailey
Rabbit McVeigh - Another of hockey's great nicknames
Louis Trudel - His middle name? Napolean.
Art Jackson - Busher's less famous younger brother
Sylvio Mantha - Habs defender won two Stanley Cups in the decade.