Born On This Day ~ February 28 ~Joe Malone

joe-malone

Born: February 28, 1890 (Quebec City, Canada)
Died: May 15, 1969 (Montreal, Canada)

Famous For/Known For:
Professional Canadian ice-hockey player

A Little About Joe Malone:
As a young boy Malone was very athletic. He enjoyed playing sports and could be found participating in hockey, lacrosse and baseball.

His first organized hockey game was with the Quebec City Crescents when he was 17 years old.

In 1909 Malone found himself playing for the Quebec Bulldogs. When the team refused to join the National Hockey League it ceased operations. It took a few years but the Quebec Bulldogs eventually joined the NHL and Malone was back as a captain for the team.

From 1920-1921 Malone played for the Hamilton Tigers, not only was he a team player but also the coach.

In Malone’s last years of hockey (1923-1924) he was a substitute with the Montreal Canadians.

Nicknamed the Phantom for his skill in getting past opposing defensemen almost as if he was invisible.

During 1909-1926 Malone’s goal score was 343 during 273 regular session contests. In ten single games he scored 5 or more goals.

In 1950 Malone was elected to the Hockey Hall Of Fame. He was also a member of the Canadian Hall of Fame.

In 1998, Malone was listed number 39 on the list of 100 Greatest Hockey Players by The Hockey News.

Joe Malone died from a heart attack at the age of 79.

References:
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=p195006&page=bio

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