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Duncan Brown "Dunc" Munro - Born January 19, 1901 in Moray, Scotland – Died January 3, 1958 in Montreal, Quebec was a Canadian ice Hockey defenseman, referee and coach.

- J. Ross Robertson Cup Champion 1919 with University of Toronto Schools.

- Memorial Cup Champion 1919 with University of Toronto Schools.

- J. Ross Robertson Cup Senior Champion 1922, 1923 with Toronto Granites.

- Allan Cup Champion 1922, 1923 with Toronto Granites.

- Winter Olympics Gold Medal Champion 1924 with Team Canada / Toronto Granites.

- O'Brien Trophy Champion 1926, 1930 with Montreal Maroons.

- Prince of Wales Trophy Champion 1926 with Montreal Maroons.

- Stanley Cup Champion 1926 with Montreal Maroons.
Stanley Cup finalist 1928

Munro was still a child when his family moved to Toronto, Ontario, where he learned to play ice Hockey.

Munro would later play his junior Hockey with the University of Toronto Schools from 1918 to 1920, and in 1919, they won the 1st ever Memorial Cup championship.

Munro joined the Granite Hockey Club for the 1920-21 season, playing senior Hockey now for the Toronto Granites. the Granites had a very strong team, and Munro helped them win the 1922 and 1923 J. Ross Robertson Cup as Ontario OHA Senior A Champions, and also the 1922 and 1923 Allan Cup as champions of Canada.

Munro Played for the Granites until 1924, when the team was invited to represent Canada at the 1924 Olympics (Winter Olympics) in Chamonix, France. Munro was named team captain. In five games he scored sixteen goals, helping the Canadians take the Gold Medal at the Hockey tournament that year, which saw the Canadians outscore their combined opponents by a total of 110 to 3. At the time, it was also common for players to referee International matches and Munro was chosen to officiate at the Belgium vs United States game.

Upon his return to Canada, he was signed by the Montreal Maroons for a sum that was rumored to have made him the wealthiest professional ice Hockey player of his time and he was named team captain. Munro played his NHL debut on December 1, 1924 vs Boston Bruins at Boston Arena in a 2-1 Boston win.

Munro scored his 1st NHL goal vs Hec Fowler of Boston Bruins at 3:00 of the 1st period 0n December 17, 1924 at Montreal Forum in a 6-2 Maroons win.

The Maroons had a strong defense, led by the team's captain Munro and featuring Red Dutton and Reg Noble. They gave up few chances to opposing players, and at the conclusion of only their second season, Munro led the team to a Stanley Cup championship in 1926, and they reached the finals again in 1928, losing to Lester Patrick and the New York Rangers. Patrick of course was the silver haired 44 year old coach who played in net in game 2 of the series because Lorne Chabot became injured.

The following season, after the first game, Munro suffered a heart attack that hospitalized him, and while in hospital contracted pneumonia. His absence was felt and the Maroons fell to the bottom of the Canadian Division of the NHL.

Munro recovered his health in time for the 1929–30 season and was named player-coach upon his return. He took the Maroons from worst to first in the Canadian Division that year. The following year the Maroons signed nearly the entire Montreal A.A.A. Allan Cup team and the team sagged, and before the season ended, he was fired as coach, replaced by George "Buck" Boucher.

Munro was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens, November 6, 1931 and played 52 games for them, which included 4 playoff games. Munro retired a the end of the season.

Munro played 239 regular season NHL games, scoring 28 goals (5 GWG / 1 OTG), 18 assists with 179 penalty minutes and 25 NHL playoff games, scoring 3 goals, 2 assists with 24 penalty minutes.

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