Lumley From The Outer Limits

This is Harry Lumley, who spent 16 years in the NHL, beginning in 1943 and ending in 1960. During that time, he saw duty with New York, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, and Boston.

I saw Lumley play after he retired from the bigs, when he strapped on the pads for the Collingwood Shipbuilders and would come to Orillia to take on the Orillia Pepsis in the old Ontario Senior A League.

I don’t think he wore a facemask then, he never wore one in the NHL, and he certainly never wore this thing. I’m not even sure what this is all about, but it seems an artist was having some fun back then.

2 thoughts on “Lumley From The Outer Limits”

  1. Too bad Harry didn’t play for Montreal if only for just a few games. He would have been able to say he played on every one of the original six NHL teams.

    There is only one player who can claim that honour.

    It is Vic Lynn…

    Here’s a profile of Vic Lynn from Maple Leafs Legends:

    http://mapleleafslegends.blogspot.com/2010/08/vic-lynn.html

    From Canadiens.com:

    http://ourhistory.canadiens.com/player/Vic-Lynn

    CBC interview:

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/ourgame/columns/minor_memories/2008/11/vic-lynn.html

    Obit from The Hockey News:

    http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/36941-Vic-Lynn-who-played-on-all-original-six-NHL-teams-dies-in-Saskatoon-at-85.html

  2. Good stuff, Danno. I didn’t know that until now about Vic Lynn. Imagine playing for all six teams, seeing the inner workings of the six, and playing alongside the stars of each team. It really is wonderful and thanks for all four links. Great stuff, the kind of thing I love.

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