Joseph Henry Hall (May 3, 1881 – April 5, 1919), was a Professional Ice Hockey defenceman who played professionally from 1904 until 1919 when he died as a result of the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Hall was born in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. Hall moved to Canada at the age of two and his family settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Brandon, Manitoba at the turn of the last century. Hall joined the Brandon Regals of the Manitoba Senior League in 1902 and played as an amateur with the Winnipeg rowing Club before turning professional in 1905-06 with the Houghton-Portage Lakes of the International Hockey League. He was an IHL first team All-star that year, scoring 33 goals in 20 games and leading the league with 98 penalty minutes. At this stage of his career he played as a forward. He also played in the Manitoba Hockey Association with the Brandon Wheat Kings, and the Kenora Thistles, and in the National Hockey Association as a member of the Montreal Shamrocks and the Quebec Bulldogs. He played for the Montreal Canadiens in their first two seasons in the National Hockey League from 1917-1919.
Hall won the Stanley Cup with the Kenora Thistles in 1907, for which he received a 'loving cup' which is on display in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Hall won the Cup with the Quebec Bulldogs in 1912 and 1913. He also challenged for the Stanley Cup in 1904 with the Winnipeg Rowing Club.
In 1919, he was part of the Montreal Canadiens team that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Finals were interrupted and eventually cancelled due to an outbreak of Spanish influenza. The flu was contracted by several players on both the Canadiens and their opponents, the Seattle Metropolitans. Hall would eventually succumb to pneumonia, related to his influenza, in a hospital in Seattle, Washington just five days after the Stanley Cup Final series was abandoned.
Hall was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.