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 Howard William “Howie” Morenz

Howard William “Howie” Morenz

Birth
Mitchell, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death 8 Mar 1937 (aged 34)
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Plot Section L2, Plot 2037
Memorial ID 20775 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Hockey Player. Considered one of the All-Time NHL Greats. Named the Number One Player for the first half of the 20th Century. Played in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons and also earned, at various times, such tags as "The Babe Ruth of Hockey, "The Stratford Streak", "The Canadien Comet", "The Hurtling Habitant" and "The Mitchell Meteor". He had great stickhandling ability and a renowned shot. Howie Morenz played with the Montreal Canadiens for 11 seasons, was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks, then went to the New York Rangers midway through 1935-36 and came back to the Canadiens for the 1936-37 season. He broke his leg in a game January 28, 1937, and injury that led to his death the following March. During his career, Howie Morenz scored 270 goals and won the Hart Trophy three times - 1927-28, 1930-31 and 1931-32. In 1928-29, he scored 40 goals in 44 games and in 1924-25 he scored 30 goals in 30 games. He was twice named to the first All-Star team and once to the second.

Bio by: Frank Russo


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  • Added: 7 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20775
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard William “Howie” Morenz (21 Jun 1902–8 Mar 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20775, citing Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .