Lest We Forget
Players at War

Like many men and women from all over the world, hockey players have long answered the call of duty at times of war. The following list is a selection of players featured in the SIHR database who are known to have served in the military. Some were killed in action while others returned to careers in professional hockey.

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Killed in Action

Name Position Played in NHL Killed in Action Born Birthplace
Adams, Jack Center Played in NHL 1894 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Apps, Syl Center Played in NHL 1915 Paris, Ontario, Canada
Baker, Hobey Rover Killed in Action 1892 Wissahickon, Pennsylvania, United States
Bauer, Father David Forward 1924 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Bauer, Bobby Right Wing Played in NHL 1915 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Bentley, Max Center Played in NHL 1920 Delisle, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bower, Johnny Goaltender Played in NHL 1924 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Brimsek, Frank Goaltender Played in NHL 1913 Eveleth, Minnesota, United States
Broadbent, Harry Right Wing Played in NHL 1892 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Broda, Turk Goaltender Played in NHL 1914 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Colville, Neil Center Played in NHL 1914 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Conacher, Roy Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cook, Bill Right Wing Played in NHL 1895 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Davidson, Scotty Right Wing Killed in Action 1891 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Drillon, Gordie Right Wing Played in NHL 1913 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Dumart, Woody Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Dutton, Red Defense Played in NHL 1897 Russell, Manitoba, Canada
Dye, Babe Right Wing Played in NHL 1898 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Foyston, Frank Center Played in NHL 1891 Minesing, Ontario, Canada
Fredrickson, Frank Center Played in NHL 1895 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Gardiner, Herb Defense Played in NHL 1891 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Goheen, Moose Right Wing 1894 White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States
Green, Shorty Right Wing Played in NHL 1896 Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Hay, George Left Wing Played in NHL 1898 Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Imlach, Punch Center 1918 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Irvin, Dick Center Played in NHL 1892 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Johnson, Ching Defense Played in NHL 1897 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Keats, Duke Center Played in NHL 1895 Montréal, Québec, Canada
LeSueur, Percy Goaltender 1881 Québec, Québec, Canada
Mariucci, John Defense Played in NHL 1916 Eveleth, Minnesota, United States
Mathers, Frank Defense Played in NHL 1924 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
McGee, Frank Center Killed in Action 1882 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
McNamara, George Defense 1886 St. Croix, Ontario, Canada
Milford, Jake Left Wing 1914 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Patrick, Lynn Center Played in NHL 1912 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Poile, Bud Right Wing Played in NHL 1924 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Rayner, Charlie Goaltender Played in NHL 1920 Sutherland, Saskatchewan, Canada
Reardon, Ken Defense Played in NHL 1921 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Richardson, George Left Wing Killed in Action 1886 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Ruttan, Jack Defense 1889 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Schmidt, Milt Center Played in NHL 1918 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Schriner, Dave Left Wing Played in NHL 1911 Saratov, Russia
Simpson, Joe Forward/Defence Played in NHL 1893 Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Smythe, Conn Center 1895 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stanley, Allan Defense Played in NHL 1926 Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Thompson, Tiny Goaltender Played in NHL 1903 Sandon, British Columbia, Canada
Trihey, Harry Center 1877 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Watson, Harry Left Wing Played in NHL 1923 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Watson, Harry Left Wing 1898 St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Wilson, Gordon Defense 1895 Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada