Howard Dennis McNamara (November 22, 1890 – September 24, 1940) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He played professionally from 1908 to 1920, including two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, including the 1916 Stanley Cup champions. McNamara is the younger brother of Harold and George, who also played professionally.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Born in Randolph, Ontario, Howard moved to Sault Ste. Marie when he was 12 years old. Along with George, he joined the Halifax Crescents in the Maritime Professional Hockey League in 1911–12, thus forming the "Dynamite Twins". The pair were unusually large for players of that era and formed a formidable defensive pair. Howard moved on to become captain of the Montreal Canadiens of the NHA when they won their first Stanley Cup in 1916. McNamara played in an exhibition series in 1912–13 with the Toronto Tecumsehs.

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Personal life[edit | edit source]

Both Howard and brother George served in World War One. George rose in the ranks from lieutenant to major. After returning from Europe, George and Howard founded the McNamara Construction Company and developed it into a prosperous firm.

Howard McNamara died on his yacht "Brigadier" during a fishing trip near Deseronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Preceded by
Jimmy Gardner
Montreal Canadiens captains
Succeeded by
Newsy Lalonde
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