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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on November 9th, 2012

Edward David Finnigan (May 23, 1913 - July 14, 1997) was a Professional ice hockey Left Winger who played two seasons in the National Hockey League for the St. Louis Eagles and Boston Bruins. He had a distinguished amateur career, playing in one Memorial Cup final and four Allan Cup finals - Finnigan played junior hockey with North Bay Trappers, Ottawa Shamrocks and Ottawa Rideaus from 1927 until 1931. He was a member of the Ottawa Rideaus Memorial Cup finalists team in 1929–30. He moved up to the senior Ottawa Rideaus team in 1931-32, playing in the Allan Cup finals. He played with the Rideaus through the 1933–34 season, going to the Allan Cup in 1932–33 and 1933–34. He joined the Ottawa Senators and in 1934–35 he became property of the Boston Bruins and played three games for the Bruins in 1935–36, and the bulk of the season for their CAHL affiliate Boston Cubs. He returned to Ottawa after the season and did not report to the Providence Reds the following season and was suspended. He played for the Senators in 1937–38, and after another year off due to suspension of his amateur status, played for various amateur teams until 1946–47. He made it to the Allan Cup finals again in 1940–41 with the Hull Volants of the Ottawa City Senior Hockey League - Finnigan was born in Shawville, Quebec. Finnigan's older brother Frank Finnigan also played in the National Hockey League.

Sourced from Boston Public Library. Credited to Leslie Jones.


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