Horace Jefferson Merrill (November 30, 1884[1] – 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
  Regular season Playoffs
YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
1912–13 Ottawa Senators 10 5 0 5 4 - - - - -
1913–14 Ottawa Senators 18 3 3 6 29 - - - - -
1914–15 Ottawa Senators 20 3 0 3 32 5 1 0 1 0
1915–16 Ottawa Senators 24 4 1 5 25 - - - - -
1916–17 Ottawa Senators 18 1 2 3 12 2 0 0 0 3
1917–18 Ottawa Senators 3 0 0 0 3 - - - - -
1918–19 Did Not Play
1919–20 Ottawa Senators 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Totals 98 16 6 22 105 7 1 0 1 3

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.[2] He also served as a school trustee.[2] 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.[2] He died a week later and is buried in Ottawa at Beechwood cemetery along with numerous other Senators players.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. According to his gravestone
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named globe-obit

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