Harry Cameron
Position Defencemen
Shot Right
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
155 lb (70 kg)
Teams Toronto Blueshirts
Toronto Arenas
Ottawa Senators
Montreal Canadiens
Toronto St. Patricks
Saskatoon Sheiks
Minneapolis Millers
St. Louis Flyers
Nationality Canadian
Born February 6,1890,
Pembroke, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1912 – 1933
Hall of Fame, 1962

Harold Hugh Cameron (February 6, 1890 - October 20, 1953), was a Canadian professional defenceman who played for the Toronto Blueshirts, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators, Toronto St. Pats and Montreal Canadiens. Cameron won three Stanley Cups in his career. His first as a member of the 1913–14 Toronto Blueshirts, his second as a member of the 1917–18 Blueshirts and his third as a member of the 1921–22 Toronto St. Pats (all predecessor clubs of the Toronto Maple Leafs).

Cameron was considered one of the first great rushing and scoring defencemen. He scored 88 goals in 121 games in the NHL. He was also famous for his "curved shot" similar to that of today's curved hockey sticks, although he played with a straight blade. In later years, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he resided when he died in 1953. He was inducted posthumously into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.

Playing careerEdit

Born in Pembroke, Ontario, Cameron played with the Pembroke Debaters club from 1908 until 1911, before becoming a professional with the Port Arthur Lake City of the New Ontario Hockey League. The transaction is also famous as he demanded that his friend Frank Nighbor be signed also.

Cameron (along with Nighbor) joined the Toronto Blueshirts of the National Hockey Association (NHA) for the 1912–13 season and stayed with the organization (including the 1914 Stanley Cup win) until the NHA suspended the franchise in the 1916–17 season. He was picked up by the Montreal Wanderers for the balance of the season, playing six games for the Redbands. In 1917–18 he returned to the Blueshirts, now a franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL) in their Stanley Cup-winning season.

In 1918–19, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators and returned from the Senators in the 1919–20 season to the Toronto team, now named the Toronto St. Pats. He was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in January 1920, but returned to Toronto in the following fall. The 1920–21 through 1922–23 seasons saw Cameron stay with the St. Pats, winning another Stanley Cup in 1922, the third for Toronto in the NHA and NHL.

After the Stanley Cup win, Cameron was released, and he played three seasons as a playing coach for Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League where he switched to forward. After the Western League was folded and its players absorbed in the NHL, Cameron was not picked up, and he joined a succession of minor league teams in Saskatoon, Minneapolis and St. Louis before retiring in 1931. He joined the Saskatoon team in 1932–33, playing nine games. He left the playing side of the game for good, and became the Saskatoon coach from 1934 through 1937.

Awards & AchievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1917–18 Toronto Blueshirts NHL 21 17 10 27 28 7 4 3 7 12
1918–19 Toronto Arenas NHL 7 6 3 9 24
1918–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 7 5 1 6 23 5 6 0 6 6
1919–20 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 7 3 0 3 6
1919–20 Montreal Canadiens NHL 16 12 5 17 36
1920–21 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 24 18 9 27 35 2 0 0 0 2
1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 24 18 17 35 22 6 0 4 4 19
1922–23 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 22 9 6 15 21
NHL totals 128 88 51 139 195 20 10 7 17 39

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Harry Cameron. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.