Jack Marks (ice hockey)

John Joseph "Jack" Marks (February 8, 1882 – August 19, 1945) was a Canadian professional Hockey player who played professional ice hockey from 1906 until 1920, including 2 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Wanderers, Torontos and Quebec Bulldogs. He won 2 Stanley Cups with the Quebec Bulldogs in 1912 and 1913. He also won a third Stanley Cup with Toronto in 1918. He was born in Brantford, Ontario.

Jack Marks
Jack Marks.jpg
Marks with the Quebec Bulldogs.
Born (1882-02-08)February 8, 1882
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died August 19, 1945(1945-08-19) (aged 63)
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Canadian Soo (IPHL)
Brantford Indians (OPHL)
Toronto (OPHL)
All-Montreal (CHA)
Quebec Bulldogs (NHA)
Montreal Wanderers (NHL)
Toronto Arenas (NHL)
Quebec Bulldogs (NHL)
Playing career 1904–1920

Playing careerEdit

Marks began intermediate level play for Belleville of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) in 1899. He would play for Belleville for four seasons until 1904. He was suspended for a year in 1903 for playing professional baseball in 1902. When the Federal Amateur Hockey League (FAHL) started in 1904, he joined the Brockville team for two seasons. At the end of 1906, he signed up for New Glasgow's Stanley Cup challenge. For the 1907 season, he became a professional with the Canadian Soo team of the International Professional Hockey League (IPHL). In the 1907-08 hockey season, he started with the Pittsburgh Lyceum of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, and jumped after three games to Brantford of the Ontario Professional Hockey League (OPHL), eventually playing in the Toronto PHC's Stanley Cup challenge. He played 1909 for Brantford, and jumped to the ill-fated Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) for four games with the All-Montreal team, returning to Brantford after the CHA demise. In 1911, he played again in the United States, playing a season of exhibition for a Chicago professional team which was attempting to start professional hockey in Chicago.

In 1911, he returned to Canada, to join the Quebec Bulldogs of the National Hockey Association, playing six seasons of the club, winners of the Stanley Cup in 1912 and 1913. When Quebec did not play in the NHL's first season of 1917-18, he was drafted to the Montreal Wanderers from Quebec for the start of the inaugural 1917–18 NHL season. After the Wanderers folded, he was assigned to the Canadiens, but was loaned to the Toronto club, winning the 1918 Stanley Cup. He did not play in 1918–19, but attempted a comeback in the 1919–20 season when Quebec AC activated a team in the NHL, playing only one further game.

1909 train accidentEdit

During the 1908–09 season, while with the Brantford Indians of the OPHL, Marks and the Indians were involved in a train accident outside of Guelph on January 14, 1909 where Marks suffered season ending injuries (broken arm and fractured ribs) when the rear coach of the Grand Trunk Railway passenger train they were traveling with ran into a ditch and overturned.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1901–02 Belleville Intermediates OHA
1903–04 Belleville Intermediates OHA
1904–05 Brockville HC FAHL 8 6 0 6
1905–06 Brockville HC FAHL 6 1 0 1
1906–07 New Glasgow Cubs St-Cup 1 2 0 2
1906–07 Canadian Soo IHL 14 13 10 23 26
1907–08 Pittsburgh Lyceum WPHL
1907–08 Brantford Indians OPHL 10 10 0 10 31
1907–08 Toronto Pros St-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1908–09 Brantford Indians OPHL 9 6 0 6 19
1909–10 All-Montreal CHA 4 7 0 7 3
1909–10 Brantford Indians OPHL 4 8 0 8 15
1910–11 Chicago All-Americans CCPHL
1911–12 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 10 4 0 4 10
1911–12 Quebec Bulldogs St-Cup 2 0 0 0 2
1912–13 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 19 18 0 18 39
1912–13 Quebec Bulldogs St-Cup 1 2 0 2 0
1913–14 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 20 9 6 15 32
1914–15 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 17 7 4 11 49
1915–16 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 23 12 0 12 40
1916–17 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 16 0 0 0 6
1917–18 Montreal Wanderers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1917–18 Toronto Arenas NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1919–20 Quebec Bulldogs NHL 1 0 0 0 4
NHA totals 105 50 10 60 176
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey team in a wreck" Ottawa Journal. Jan. 15, 1909 (p. 9). Retrieved 2020-07-31.
General references
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1894-1926 inc.


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