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 Samuel George “Goldie” Prodger

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Samuel George “Goldie” Prodger

Birth
London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Death 25 Oct 1935 (aged 44)
London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Burial London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 21323434 View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. A native of London, Ontario, Prodgers played at the position of defense and forward for seven seasons (1919 to 1926) in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toronto St. Pats, Hamilton Tigers, and the Montreal Canadiens. His total NHL hockey career consisted of 134 games played, 63 goals, 22 assists, 85 points, and 33 penalties in minutes. Known as "Goldie" he was considered a fan favourite because of his swift skating skills and his tough, but hard-hitting honest ways of playing on the ice. Besides the NHL, Prodgers also went onto a successful hockey career in the minors. He played for the London Athletics of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) from 1908 to 1909, the London Wingers also of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1909 to 1910, the Waterloo Colts of the Ontario Pacific Hockey League from 1910 to 1911, Quebec Bulldogs of the National Hockey Association from 1911 to 1914, Victoria Aristocrats of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1912 to 1913, and finally the Montreal Wanderers of the National Hockey Association from 1914 to 1915. His best time in the minors was when playing with the Waterloo Professionals he scored nine goals in sixteen games. His other honours include being named a member of the OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team in 1909, and two Stanley Cup wins, one with the Quebec Bulldogs in 1912, and the other with the Montreal Canadiens in 1915. At the outbreak of World War I, Prodgers enlisted with the Canadian Army, and saw action in Europe as a member of the Toronto 228th Battalion. During this time he also played hockey for the battalions hockey team. After two years in the army, Prodgers returned to Canada and eventually joined the National Hockey League. He retired from playing hockey with the London Panthers of the Canadian Pacific League following the 1926 to 1927, but he continued as the team's coach the following year.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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