|Hockey Hall of Fame , 1968|
|Date of birth||June 12, 1912|
|place of birth||Bristol , Quebec , Canada|
|date of death||December 31, 1993|
|1934-1935||St. Louis Eagles|
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.
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 .
- First All-Star Team : 1938, 1941, 1943 and 1944
- Second All-Star Team : 1945
- NHL top scorer: 1941 (later the Art Ross Trophy was awarded for this)
- Hart Memorial Trophy : 1941 and 1943
- Bill Cowley in the database of the Hockey Hall of Fame (English)
- Bill Cowley at hockeydb.com (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cowley, William Mailes|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian ice hockey player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 12, 1912|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bristol ( Quebec )|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 31, 1993|