Moylan James McDonell (born August 27, 1889 in Stony Mountain, Manitoba) was a Canadian professional hockey defenceman who played one season in the National Hockey League with the Hamilton Tigers.

Playing CareerEdit

McDonnell would make a name for himself in the American Amateur Hockey League (AAHL) in New York City. He played for the New York Crescents, New York Irish Americans and the New York Hockey Club between 1909 and 1916. He served during World War I for the next three years and was signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tigers in December 1920. He retired after his first NHL season.[1]

Career StatisticsEdit

National Hockey League - Regular Season

  • Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
1920–21 Hamilton Tigers 22 1 2 3 2
NHL Regular Season Totals 22 1 2 3 2

Awards and AccomplishmentsEdit

  • AAHL First All-Star Team (1914, 1915)
  • AAHL Second All-Star Team (1916)

After the NHLEdit

Not much is known about McDonnell (spelled MacDonell in US Immigration documents) except that he and his wife, Dorothy, lived in New York City, where Moylan was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank at least through 1942.

External LinksEdit


  1. [1] McDonnell at Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. 2001-08. Retrieved Oct. 05, 2008.

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