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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on August 17th, 2018

Robert George "Red" Hamill - Born January 11, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario – Died December 16, 1985 in Sudbury, Ontario was a professional ice Hockey left winger.

Hamill played his junior Hockey in Ontario, first with the Toronto Young Rangers, then the South Porcupine Porkies and finally the Copper Cliff Redmen, leading the Redmen to the 1937 Memorial Cup final. Hamill scored a overtime winning goal in game 1 of the best of 5 final, but the Redmen would lose to the Winnipeg Monarchs 3 games to 1.

The Boston Bruins signed Hamill to a NHL contract on October 26, 1937, with Hamill playing in 6 NHL games during the season, and playing most of the season with the Bruins affiliate, the International-American Hockey League / I-AHL Providence Reds. The Reds would win the first ever Calder Cup championship in 1938, as 1938 I-AHL champions, with Hamill scoring 2 goals, 2 assists in the playoffs.

Hamill once again played just 6 NHL games for the Bruins during the 1938-39 season, playing most of the season with the I-AHL Hershey Bears, but did return to Boston for the 1939 playoffs, playing in 12 playoff games for the Bruins, as they won the 1939 Stanley Cup championship.

Over the next 3 seasons, Hamill spilt his playing time between the Bruins and the Hershey Bears, helping the Bears to the 1941 Calder Cup finals, scoring 3 goals, 3 assists in nine playoff games.

The Bruins traded Hamill to the Chicago Black Hawks on December 18, 1941, and Hamill would have his best NHL scoring years playing in Chicago over the next 7 seasons, but right in the middle of his most productive scoring years, Hamill would have military service back in Canada from 1943 to 1945. Hamill did play for the OHA Sr. Kingston Army during the 1943-44 season.

Hamill finished his Hockey career with the United States Hockey League / USHL Milwaukee Seagulls in 1951.

Hamill scored 128 goals and 94 assists for 222 points in 419 regular NHL games, and 1 goal, 2 assists in 24 NHL playoff games.


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