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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Name Position Played in NHL Killed in Action Born Birthplace
Adam, Doug Left Wing Played in NHL 1923 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Adams, Jack Center Played in NHL 1894 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Ailsby, Lloyd Defense Played in NHL 1917 Lac Pelletier, Saskatchewan, Canada
Allen, George Left Wing Played in NHL 1914 Bayfield, New Brunswick, Canada
Andrews, Lloyd Center Played in NHL 1894 Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
Anslow, Hub Center Played in NHL 1926 Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Apps, Syl Center Played in NHL 1915 Paris, Ontario, Canada
Arbour, Amos Left Wing Played in NHL 1895 Waubaushene, Ontario, Canada
Arbour, Jack Defense Played in NHL 1899 Waubaushene, Ontario, Canada
Arbour, Ty Left Wing Played in NHL 1896 Waubaushene, Ontario, Canada
Barbe, Andy Right Wing Played in NHL 1923 Coniston, Ontario, Canada
Barry, Ed Left Wing Played in NHL 1919 Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
Bastien, Baz Goaltender Played in NHL 1919 Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Bauer, Bobby Right Wing Played in NHL 1915 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Behling, Dick Defense Played in NHL 1916 Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario, Canada
Beisler, Frank Defense Played in NHL 1911 Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Bell, Herbert Defense Played in NHL 1925 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bell, Joe Left Wing Played in NHL 1923 Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
Bend, Lin Center Played in NHL 1922 Poplar Point, Manitoba, Canada
Benoit, Joe Right Wing Played in NHL 1916 St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Benson, Bobby Defense Played in NHL 1894 Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada
Benson, Bill Center Played in NHL 1920 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bentley, Max Center Played in NHL 1920 Delisle, Saskatchewan, Canada
Blake, Bob Left Wing Played in NHL 1914 Ashland, Wisconsin, United States
Boesch, Garth Defense Played in NHL 1920 Milestone, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bostrom, Helge Defense Played in NHL 1894 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bower, Johnny Goaltender Played in NHL 1924 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Boyd, Bill Right Wing Played in NHL 1895 Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Brackenborough, John Left Wing Played in NHL 1897 Feversham, Ontario, Canada
Briden, Archie Left Wing Played in NHL 1897 Hintonburg, Ontario, Canada
Brimsek, Frank Goaltender Played in NHL 1913 Eveleth, Minnesota, United States
Broadbent, Harry Right Wing Played in NHL 1892 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Brooks, Art Goaltender Played in NHL 1889 Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Brown, Gerry Left Wing Played in NHL 1917 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Browne, Cecil Left Wing Played in NHL 1896 St. James, Manitoba, Canada
Bruce, Gordie Left Wing Played in NHL 1919 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Bruce, Morley Defense Played in NHL 1894 North Gower, Ontario, Canada
Burns, Norm Center Played in NHL 1918 Youngstown, Alberta, Canada
Bush, Eddie Defense Played in NHL 1918 Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Cameron, Scotty Center Played in NHL 1921 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cameron, Billy Right Wing Played in NHL 1896 Buckingham, Québec, Canada
Campbell, Dave Defense Played in NHL 1896 Brownsburg, Québec, Canada
Carbol, Leo Defense Played in NHL 1908 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Carey, George Right Wing Played in NHL 1892 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Carpenter, Eddie Defense Played in NHL 1887 Hartford, Michigan, United States
Carse, Bob Left Wing Played in NHL 1919 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Carse, Bill Center Played in NHL 1914 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Chisholm, Art Center Played in NHL 1934 Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
Church, Jack Defense Played in NHL 1915 Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cleghorn, Odie Right Wing Played in NHL 1891 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Colville, Neil Center Played in NHL 1914 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Colvin, Les Goaltender Played in NHL 1919 Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Conacher, Roy Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cook, Bud Center Played in NHL 1907 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Cook, Bill Right Wing Played in NHL 1895 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Copp, Bobby Defense Played in NHL 1918 Port Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada
Corrigan, Chuck Right Wing Played in NHL 1916 Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cotch, Charlie Left Wing Played in NHL 1900 Liepaja, Latvia, Russia
Dame, Bunny Left Wing Played in NHL 1913 St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Davies, Buck Center Played in NHL 1922 Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Dheere, Marcel Left Wing Played in NHL 1918 St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Dickens, Ernie Defense Played in NHL 1921 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Dickie, Bill Goaltender Played in NHL 1916 Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
Doherty, Fred Right Wing Played in NHL 1887 Westwood, Ontario, Canada
Dolson, Clarence Goaltender Played in NHL 1897 Hespeler, Ontario, Canada
Donnelly, James Defense Played in NHL 1894 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Doran, Lloyd Center Played in NHL 1921 South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
Drillon, Gordie Right Wing Played in NHL 1913 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Drouin, Polly Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Verdun, Québec, Canada
Drummond, Jim Defense Played in NHL 1918 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Drury, Herb Center Played in NHL 1896 Midland, Ontario, Canada
Dumart, Woody Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Duncan, Art Defense Played in NHL 1891 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Dutton, Red Defense Played in NHL 1897 Russell, Manitoba, Canada
Eddolls, Frank Defense Played in NHL 1921 Lachine, Québec, Canada
Emms, Hap Left Wing Played in NHL 1905 Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Finnigan, Frank Right Wing Played in NHL 1901 Clarendon, Québec, Canada
Fisher, Joe Right Wing Played in NHL 1916 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Foster, Herb Left Wing Played in NHL 1913 Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Fowler, Hec Goaltender Played in NHL 1892 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Foyston, Frank Center Played in NHL 1891 Minesing, Ontario, Canada
Fraser, Archie Center Played in NHL 1914 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
Fredrickson, Frank Center Played in NHL 1895 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Frost, Harry Right Wing Played in NHL 1914 Kerr Lake, Ontario, Canada
Galbraith, Percy Left Wing Played in NHL 1898 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gardiner, Herb Defense Played in NHL 1891 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Gardner, Cal Center Played in NHL 1924 Transcona, Manitoba, Canada
Garrett, Dudley Defense Played in NHL Killed in Action 1924 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gauthier, Paul Goaltender Played in NHL 1915 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Gelineau, Jack Goaltender Played in NHL 1924 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Goldsworthy, Leroy Right Wing Played in NHL 1906 Two Harbors, Minnesota, United States
Goldup, Hank Left Wing Played in NHL 1918 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Goupille, Cliff Defense Played in NHL 1915 Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Graboski, Tony Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Graham, Leth Left Wing Played in NHL 1894 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Green, Shorty Right Wing Played in NHL 1896 Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Haggarty, Jimmy Left Wing Played in NHL 1914 Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Hamilton, Jack Center Played in NHL 1925 Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Hay, George Left Wing Played in NHL 1898 Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Hebert, Sammy Goaltender Played in NHL 1893 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Helman, Harry Right Wing Played in NHL 1894 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Herchenratter, Art Left Wing Played in NHL 1917 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Heron, Red Center Played in NHL 1917 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Highton, Hec Goaltender Played in NHL 1923 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Holmes, Lou Center Played in NHL 1911 Rushall, Walsall, Staffordshire, England (UK)
Hrymnak, Steve Defense Played in NHL 1926 Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Hudson, Ronnie Center Played in NHL 1911 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ingoldsby, Jack Right Wing Played in NHL 1924 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Irvin, Dick Center Played in NHL 1892 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Jackson, Doug Goaltender Played in NHL 1924 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Jackson, Stan Left Wing Played in NHL 1898 Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jarvis, Jim Left Wing Played in NHL 1907 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Johnston, George Right Wing Played in NHL 1920 St. Charles, Manitoba, Canada
Jones, Buck Defense Played in NHL 1917 Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Juzda, Bill Defense Played in NHL 1920 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Kaleta, Alex Left Wing Played in NHL 1919 Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Kampman, Rudolph Defense Played in NHL 1914 Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario, Canada
Keating, Jack Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Keats, Duke Center Played in NHL 1895 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Kendall, Bill Right Wing Played in NHL 1910 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Knott, Nick Defense Played in NHL 1920 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Kullman, Eddie Right Wing Played in NHL 1923 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Kwong, Larry Right Wing Played in NHL 1923 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Kyle, Bill Center Played in NHL 1924 Dysart, Saskatchewan, Canada
Labovitch, Max Right Wing Played in NHL 1924 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Langelle, Pete Center Played in NHL 1917 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Larose, Charles Left Wing Played in NHL 1901 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Licari, Tony Right Wing Played in NHL 1921 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Lockhart, Howie Goaltender Played in NHL 1896 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lundy, Pat Right Wing Played in NHL 1924 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Macdonell, Moylan Defense Played in NHL 1889 Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada
Macey, Hub Left Wing Played in NHL 1921 Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada
MacKay, Dave Defense Played in NHL 1919 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
MacKenzie, Bill Defense Played in NHL 1911 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mailley, Frank Defense Played in NHL 1916 Lachine, Québec, Canada
Mancuso, Gus Right Wing Played in NHL 1914 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Mario, Frank Center Played in NHL 1921 Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mariucci, John Defense Played in NHL 1916 Eveleth, Minnesota, United States
Mathers, Frank Defense Played in NHL 1924 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Matz, Johnny Center Played in NHL 1892 Casper, Wyoming, United States
Mayer, Shep Right Wing Played in NHL 1923 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
McAndrew, Hazen Defense Played in NHL 1917 Mayo, Québec, Canada
McAtee, Norm Center Played in NHL 1921 Stratford, Ontario, Canada
McAuley, Ken Goaltender Played in NHL 1921 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
McCaig, Doug Defense Played in NHL 1919 Guelph, Ontario, Canada
McCalmon, Cally Right Wing Played in NHL 1902 Varney, Ontario, Canada
McCreedy, Johnny Right Wing Played in NHL 1917 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
McDonald, Butch Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
McGibbon, Irv Right Wing Played in NHL 1914 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
McGill, Jack Center Played in NHL 1921 Edmonton , Alberta, Canada
McKinnon, Alex Right Wing Played in NHL 1895 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
McNab, Max Center Played in NHL 1924 Watson, Saskatchewan, Canada
McNamara, Howard Defense Played in NHL 1891 Lafontaine, Ontario, Canada
McReavy, Pat Center Played in NHL 1918 Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Meeker, Howie Right Wing Played in NHL 1923 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Metz, Don Left Wing Played in NHL 1916 Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
Metz, Nick Left Wing Played in NHL 1914 Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
Michaluk, Art Defense Played in NHL 1923 Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Mitchell, Mike Goaltender Played in NHL 1893 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Moran, Amby Defense Played in NHL 1896 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Morrison, John Left Wing Played in NHL 1895 Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Motter, Alex Center Played in NHL 1913 Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mowers, Johnny Goaltender Played in NHL 1916 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Myles, Vic Defense Played in NHL 1914 Fairlight, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nicholson, Ivan Left Wing Played in NHL 1911 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
O'Flaherty, Peanuts Right Wing Played in NHL 1918 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Orlando, Jimmy Defense Played in NHL 1916 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Papike, Joe Right Wing Played in NHL 1914 Eveleth, Minnesota, United States
Patrick, Muzz Defense Played in NHL 1915 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Patrick, Lynn Center Played in NHL 1912 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Payer, Evariste Center Played in NHL 1888 Rockland, Ontario, Canada
Peer, Bert Right Wing Played in NHL 1910 Port Credit, Ontario, Canada
Pettinger, Gord Center Played in NHL 1911 Harrogate, England (UK)
Pike, Alf Left Wing Played in NHL 1917 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Poile, Bud Right Wing Played in NHL 1924 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Poirier, Gordie Center Played in NHL 1914 Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada
Portland, Jack Defense Played in NHL 1912 Waubaushene, Ontario, Canada
Prodger, Goldie Defense Played in NHL 1891 London, Ontario, Canada
Raymond, Paul Right Wing Played in NHL 1913 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Rayner, Charlie Goaltender Played in NHL 1920 Sutherland, Saskatchewan, Canada
Read, Mel Center Played in NHL 1922 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Reardon, Ken Defense Played in NHL 1921 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reardon, Terry Center Played in NHL 1919 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reigle, Ed Defense Played in NHL 1924 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reise, Leo Defense Played in NHL 1922 Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Riley, Jim Left Wing Played in NHL 1895 Bayfield, New Brunswick, Canada
Riopelle, Howie Left Wing Played in NHL 1922 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Roberts, Moe Goaltender Played in NHL 1905 Waterbury, Connecticut , United States
Ruelle, Bernie Left Wing Played in NHL 1920 Houghton, Michigan, United States
Saunders, Ted Right Wing Played in NHL 1911 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Schmidt, Milt Center Played in NHL 1918 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Schriner, Sweeney Left Wing Played in NHL 1911 Saratov, Russia
Sherf, John Left Wing Played in NHL 1913 Calumet, Michigan, United States
Shewchuk, Jack Defense Played in NHL 1917 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Shill, Bill Right Wing Played in NHL 1923 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Simon, Thain Defense Played in NHL 1922 Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Simpson, Joe Defense Played in NHL 1893 Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Skilton, Raymie Defense Played in NHL 1889 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Slobodian, Pete Defense Played in NHL 1918 Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
Smith, Don Rover Played in NHL 1887 Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Smith, Stan Center Played in NHL 1917 Coal Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Smith, Glenn Defense Played in NHL 1895 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Smith, Stu Left Wing Played in NHL 1915 Basswood, Manitoba, Canada
Sparrow, Emory Right Wing Played in NHL 1897 Hartney, Manitoba, Canada
Spence, Gordon Left Wing Played in NHL 1897 Haileybury, Ontario, Canada
Stevens, Phil Center Played in NHL 1893 Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada
Stewart, Gaye Left Wing Played in NHL 1923 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Summerhill, Bill Right Wing Played in NHL 1915 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tatchell, Spence Defense Played in NHL 1924 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Taylor, Billy Center Played in NHL 1919 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Thompson, Cliff Defense Played in NHL 1918 Winchester, Massachusetts, United States
Thomson, Rhys Defense Played in NHL 1918 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Titov, German Center Played in NHL 1965 Moscow, Russia, USSR
Trainor, Wes Center Played in NHL 1921 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Trapp, Bob Defense Played in NHL 1897 Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Tremblay, Marcel Right Wing Played in NHL 1915 St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Turner, Joe Goaltender Played in NHL Killed in Action 1919 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Tustin, Norm Defense Played in NHL 1919 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Tuten, Aud Defense Played in NHL 1914 Enterprise, Alabama, United States
Wares, Eddie Defense Played in NHL 1915 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Webster, Aubrey Right Wing Played in NHL 1910 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Webster, Chick Center Played in NHL 1920 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wetzel, Carl Goaltender Played in NHL 1938 Detroit, Michigan, United States
Whitelaw, Bob Defense Played in NHL 1916 Motherwell, Scotland
Willson, Don Center Played in NHL 1913 Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Wiseman, Eddie Right Wing Played in NHL 1911 Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
Zunich, Rudy Defense Played in NHL 1910 Calumet, Michigan, United States
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