Bill Cowley

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CanadaCanada  Bill Cowley Ice hockey player
Hockey Hall of Fame , 1968
Date of birth June 12, 1912
place of birth Bristol , Quebec , Canada
date of death December 31, 1993
Nickname cowboy
size 178 cm
Weight 75 kg
position center
Shot hand Left
Career stations
1929-1930 Same collegiate
1930-1931 Ottawa Primrose
1931-1933 Ottawa shamrocks
1933-1934 Halifax Wolverines
1934-1935 St. Louis Eagles
1935-1947 Boston Bruins
1947-1948 Ottawa Army

William Mailes "Bill" Cowley (born June 12, 1912 in Bristol , Québec , † December 31, 1993 ) was a professional Canadian ice hockey player who from 1934 to 1947 for the St. Louis Eagles and the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League played.


As a junior with the Ottawa Primrose , he reached the finals of the Memorial Cup , where the team was defeated.

He made his NHL debut with the St. Louis Eagles , who had come from Ottawa a year earlier. He is the only Hall of Famer who began his NHL career there. After a year in St. Louis, the team was disbanded and Bill moved to the Boston Bruins . As the center of the "Three Gun Line" with Roy Conacher and Eddie Wiseman , he won the Stanley Cup in 1939 and 1941 . He was the classic preparer, which resulted in winning the Hart Memorial Trophy twice . In the 1943/44 season , he brought it to the then record of 71 points in 36 games. Towards the end of his career he overtook Syd Howe , who had reached the most points in the NHL by then. His record lasted five years before Elmer Lach overtook it. After the end of the 1946/47 season, he ended his career in the NHL.

In 1968 he was honored with the induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame .

NHL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Regular season 13 549 195 353 548 143
Playoffs 11 64 12 34 46 22nd

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