Horace Jefferson Merrill (November 30, 1884 – December 24, 1958) was a Canadian professional hockey player who played two seasons in the National Hockey League for the Ottawa Senators. He won a Stanley Cup Championship in 1920. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but lived most of his life in Ottawa.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Merrill moved to Ottawa at an early age. By 1907, Merrill was playing senior-level hockey with the Ottawa Seconds of the Ottawa City Hockey League. The following year he also started playing for the Ottawa Cliffsides and was a member of their Allan Cup-winning squad in 1909. By 1912, he joined the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association (NHA). He stayed with the Senators until his retirement in 1920.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
- Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
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Source: Horace Merrill - Stats. NHL. Retrieved on 2009-08-19.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Merrill retired to live and marry in Ottawa. He became the president of the Dadson-Merrill Press Company until his retirement from that business in 1945. He also served as a school trustee. In 1958, he suffered a stroke on an automobile trip to Florida with his wife, while driving through Cortland, New York, and was returned to Ottawa on December 19, 1958. He died a week later and is buried in Ottawa at Beechwood cemetery along with numerous other Senators players.
References[edit | edit source]
- According to his gravestone
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