|Born||February 22, 1875,|
Montreal, PQ, CAN
|Died||September 27 1946 (aged 71),|
|Pro Career||1892 – 1899|
|Hall of Fame, 1950|
Charles Graham Drinkwater (February 22, 1875 – September 27, 1946) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Victorias in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC). He was a rare player in that he had the ability to play both forward and defense with equal skill.
Drinkwater was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Drinkwater was an accomplished hockey and football player in his teens, he starred with the Montreal Hockey Club junior team in 1892–93, the same year that the Montreal HC went on to win the first Stanley Cup in that same season. Drinkwater also played a prominent role on the McGill University football team.
Drinkwater left McGill in 1895 to sign with the Victoria Hockey Club of Montreal, where he figured he would get more playing time. He scored nine goals in eight contests, helping the Victoria's win the Stanley Cup. Drinkwater would also win the cup in 1896, 1897, 1898 and 1899 (as Captain). Drinkwater's excellent skating and smarts made him one of the best players early in the game of hockey. He was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950.
- Hockey Hall of Fame
- Kings of the Ice
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