Irvin, DickDate of Death: 1957-05-16
Date of Birth: 1892-07-19
* Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
Dick Irvin played junior with the Strathconas. His 1915 Winnipeg Monarchs captured the Allan Cup. Turned pro in 1916-17 with the PCHL Portland Rosebuds. Irvin served overseas in World War I. He returned to pro hockey in 1921 playing with the Regina Caps and Portland. He moved to the Chicago Black Hawks in 1926 and was their first captain. He finished the season second in the league scoring race, and fourth in MVP voting. He fractured his skull the next season, ending his playing career. After coaching Chicago, he moved to Toronto where he led them to the 1932 Stanley Cup. In 1940 he went on to coach the Montreal for 15 years, winning three more Stanley Cups. He was also selected Manitoba's All-Century First Team Coach in 2000.