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Larry Aurie

  • Original Name Harry Lawrence
  • Birth 8 Feb 1905 Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 12 Dec 1952 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 14795950

Professional Hockey Player. Also known as "Little Dempsey" and "The Little Rag Man." A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Aurie played the position of Right Wing. At 5'06, and 148lbs, Aurie was one of the smallest men to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), but he was also one of the toughest of his era. He began his career playing for such minor teams as the Sudbury Club Wolves, St. Michael's Majors, Sudbury Wolves, Galt Terriers, and the London Panthers, before entering the NHL in 1927. In the NHL he played for the Detroit Cougars from 1927 to 1930, Detroit Falcons from 1930 to 1932, and the Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1939. Originally signed by Jack Adams in 1927, he went onto become the Detroit Red Wings team captain and helped them to win two Stanley Cup championships in 1936 and 1937. He was also part of the famous 'puck line' that included Marty Barrie and Herbie Lewis. He broke his leg during a game in the 1936 to 1937 season, and eventually had to retire after the 1938 to 1939 season, with the Pittsburgh Hornets. A year after retiring he returned to hockey, and played with and coached the Pittsburgh Hornets of the IAHL and AHL from 1939 to 1944. Aurie was named as a Member of the NHL First All-Star Team in 1937, and as a Member of the IAHL Second All-Star Team in 1939. On December 12, 1952, while driving his car in Detroit, Michigan, he suffered a massive stroke and died at the age of 47.

Bio by: Peterborough "K"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 2 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14795950
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Larry Aurie (8 Feb 1905–12 Dec 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14795950, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .