Howie Morenz Memorial Game 1937
NHL All-Stars Team Photo
Goalie - Normie Smith (Detroit Red Wings)
Goalie - Tiny Thompson (Boston Bruins)
Defence - Ebbie Goodfellow (Detroit Red Wings)
Defence - Eddie Shore (Boston Bruins)
Defence - Red Horner (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Defence - Dit Clapper (Boston Bruins)
Left Wing - Sweeney Schriner (New York Americans)
Right Wing - Charlie Conacher (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Left Wing - Busher Jackson (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Center - Art Chapman (New York Americans)
Right Wing - Cecil Dillon (New York Rangers)
Left Wing - Johnny Gottselig (Chicago Black Hawks)
Right Wing - Mush March (Chicago Black Hawks)
Left Wing - Hap Day (New York Americans)
Center - Frank Boucher (New York Rangers)
Center - Marty Barry (Detroit Red Wings)
Coach - Jack Adams (Detroit Red Wings)
The Howie Morenz Memorial Game was a benefit held by the National Hockey League (NHL) to raise money to support the family of Montreal Canadiens player Howie Morenz, who died shortly after suffering a broken leg during a regular league game.
The game featured the Montreal All-Stars, consisting of players with the Canadiens and Montreal Maroons playing against an all-star team of the top players on the remaining teams and was played at the Montreal Forum on November 2, 1937.
The NHL All-Stars defeated the Montreal All-Stars 6–5 before 8,683 spectators.
The crowd of 8,683 was a disappointment, and raised $11,447 for Morenz' widow and three children.
Additional donations by the Canadiens organization, players and others raised the figure to $20,000.[ Among the donations, was $500 that former Canadiens owner Joe Cattarinich paid in an auction for Morenz' uniform. Cattarinich immediately gave the sweater to Morenz Jr.
The Canadiens played a second benefit game, in Morenz' home town of Stratford, Ontario, a few nights later. That game, played before 3,000 fans, saw Montreal's younger players defeat the team's veterans by a 7–2 score. Morenz Jr. again received the loudest cheers from those in attendance.
Towards the end of November, the NHL announced that the fund had grown to $26,595, and had been placed in trust.