Charley McVeigh

Charles Henry "Rabbit" McVeigh (March 29, 1898 — May 7, 1984) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 397 games in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Black Hawks and New York Americans between 1926 and 1935. He also was a veteran in Canada who fought in the First World War.

Charley McVeigh
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McVeigh c. 1921
Born (1898-03-29)March 29, 1898
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Died May 7, 1984(1984-05-07) (aged 86)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Americans
Chicago Black Hawks
Portland Rosebuds
Regina Capitals
Playing career 1921–1936

His nickname "Rabbit" came from his speed combined with his ability to jump the sticks of opponent players.[1]

He was the last surviving former player of the Portland Rosebuds.

Hearing lossEdit

McVeigh's service with the 16th Canadian Infantry in the First World War damaged his hearing, and while he was not legally deaf he had problems hearing everyday speech unless the speaker raised the voice well above its normal pitch and spoke into his less damaged ear.[1] He was also injured in his knees and in the chest, while with the overseas forces.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1918–19 Winnipeg GTP WJrHL
1919–20 Winnipeg Victorias WSrHL 7 3 12 15 12
1920–21 Moose Jaw Maple Leafs SSHL 15 9 5 14 19 4 0 2 2 2
1921–22 Regina Capitals WCHL 19 15 6 21 8 4 1 0 1 0
1921–22 Regina Capitals West-P 1 0 0 0 0
1922–23 Regina Capitals WCHL 30 10 2 12 20 2 0 0 0 0
1923–24 Regina Capitals WCHL 26 10 0 10 6 2 0 0 0 0
1924–25 Regina Capitals WCHL 28 9 5 14 8
1925–26 Portland Rosebuds WHL 27 8 3 11 14
1926–27 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 12 4 16 23 2 0 0 0 0
1927–28 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 6 7 13 10
1928–29 New York Americans NHL 44 6 2 8 16 2 0 0 0 2
1929–30 New York Americans NHL 40 14 14 28 32
1930–31 New York Americans NHL 44 5 11 16 23
1931–32 New York Americans NHL 48 12 15 27 16
1932–33 New York Americans NHL 40 7 12 19 10
1933–34 New York Americans NHL 48 15 12 27 4
1934–35 New York Americans NHL 47 7 11 18 4
1935–36 London Tecumsehs IHL 47 12 11 23 6 2 0 0 0 0
WCHL/WHL totals 130 52 16 68 56 8 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 397 84 88 172 138 4 0 0 0 2

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "A Maranville of the ice" The Daily News (Iola, Kansas). January 21, 1929 (pg. 4). Retrieved 2021-08-10.

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