January 02, 2017
Top 100 Hockey Players of the 1910s and 1920s
Cy Denneny - Ottawa scoring sensation led all NHLers in scoring in this time period, and it was not even close. 333 points to 251 for the second place scorer.
Reg Noble - Those 251 points belong to Noble. The big man would have scored move but he played a lot of defense in the second half of the decade.
Babe Dye - Seriously deserves more consideration as best Toronto based NHL player ever.
Frank Nighbor - A complete player in an era when forwards didn't often pay much attention to backchecking.
Joe Malone - NHL's first superstar with 44 goals in 20 games in inaugural season
Cyclone Taylor - Hockey's first superstar was hired gun before NHL era
Howie Morenz - Morenz only played last six seasons of decade, but captured national psyche unlike any other hockey player except Cyclone Taylor of even earlier fame.
Georges Vezina - Hockey's first great goaltender
Buck Boucher - Doesn't get as much recognition as some of this era but was sixth highest NHL scorer of his era
Aurel Joliat - Teamed with Morenz for hockey artistry
Newsy Lalonde - Early great had 125 goals in 99 career NHL games before leaving NHL to play in Saskatchewan. Also led all players in scoring in 1910s.
Corb Denneny - Hockey has always been a family sport
Punch Broadbent - Fiery winger once scored goals in sixteen consecutive games
Harry Cameron - The top scoring defenseman of the era. 88 goals in 128 games.
Hap Holmes - Western goaltending star
Sprague Cleghorn - Hockey villain
Clint Benedict - Praying Bennie
Billy Burch - New York born star was one of 12 NHLers to score over 100 goals in this era.
Jack Adams - Before he was a great coach, he was a great player
Odie Cleghorn - Played in his brother's shadow, but very good player, too
Billy Boucher - See Cleghorn, Odie.
Nels Stewart - More of a 1930s star, but debuted with 4 seasons in this decade and scored 99 goals.
Ken Randall - Aggressive and controversial
King Clancy - Ottawa's impish defenseman was a game changer
Bert Corbeau - Big physical defenseman scored big goals too
Frank Patrick and Lester Patrick - Hockey's most influential builders were great players, too
Frank Frederickson - Noted for Olympic dominance and PCHA play as much as swan song days in NHL.
Jack Darragh - Ottawa's home grown Stanley Cup hero
Eddie Gerard - Some eye witnesses of this era said that defenseman Gerard was better than Eddie Shore
Sailor Herberts - Also known as Herbert.
Didier Pitre - "Cannonball" was one of the early Quebecois stars
Mickey MacKay - Perhaps the most exciting western player before joining NHL
Goldie Prodgers - Vagabond hockey star played complete game
Carson Cooper - Distinct goal scorer dubbed "Shovel Shot."
Cully Wilson - Another of hockey's early bad boys
George Hainsworth - Shutout King
Shorty Green - Instrumental figure in hockey history
Red Green - Shorty's brother, but not that Red Green.
Billy Coutu - As mean as they come
Lionel Hitchman - Steady defender was as much of a presence in Boston as Eddie Shore
Sylvio Mantha - Another early great defender
Mickey Roach - consistent but forgotten player
Bert McCaffrey - A very versatile player
Louis Berlinguette - The original utility forward
Frank Finnigan - The Slumbering Romeo
Hib Milks - Spent most of his NHL career with long ago extinct Pittsburgh and Philadelphia teams.
Leo Reise, Sr. - His son would play in the NHL, too
Butch Arbour - He was a butcher by trade.
Harry Mummery - "Mum" was the heaviest player of his era, reportedly as high as 265lbs.
Dave Ritchie - He scored the first goal in NHL history.
Alf Skinner - Excellent two way forward blessed with speed
Merlyn Phillips - Quick Scorer
Dunc Munro - Montreal Maroons captain was reportedly the highest paid player of the 1920s
Harry Watson - 1924 Olympic star never played in NHL
Perk Galbraith - Defensive forward extraordinaire
Lorne Chabot - Stanley Cup winner in 1928
Tiny Thompson - Stanley Cup winner in debut season of 1929
Taffy Abel - Big defenseman was excellent shot blocker, heavy hitter
John Ross Roach - The Port Perry Woodpecker
Jake Forbes - Jumping Jakie
Slim Halderson - Slim was actually very big for his era at 6'3" and 200lbs
Jack Walker - Another early defensive forward great.
Battleship Leduc - another for the all nickname team.
Red Dutton - Future NHL president was a thundering defenseman too
Dick Irvin - Future NHL coaching great was a Hall of Fame player, too
Duke Keats - Another Western star
George Hay - Western star was Hockey Hall of Famer despite barely playing in NHL
Harry Oliver - Long time New York American from Manitoba
Jack MacDonald - Pre-NHL star
Harry Hyland - Hockey Hall of Famer
Rusty Crawford - Early day two-way star
Bert Lindsay - Ted's dad was a goalie
Alec Connell - Fireman
John Ross Roach - Played more games than any NHL goalie in the 1920s
Shrimp Worters - Small Wonder
Holes Lockhart - Played admirably, but you gotta wonder about a goalie with that nickname.
Hal Winkler - Western star stopped pucks in NHL too
Pit Lepine - One of the early great Montreal Canadiens players.
Johnny Shepard - Western scorer found home in NHL
Gerry Lowrey - Famous Lowrey family of Ottawa
John McKinnon - Goal scoring defenseman
Herb Drury - Olympic star
Edmond Bouchard - Veteran forward didn't score much but played often.
Russell Oatman - Detroit Rebel
Dinny Dinsmore - Played For A Dollar
Percy Traub - Long time prairies star
Toots Holway - Imposing Defender
Len Grosvenor - Ottawa hometown boy