Billy Burch

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United StatesUnited States  Billy Burch Ice hockey player
Hockey Hall of Fame , 1974
Date of birth 20th November 1900
place of birth Yonkers , New York , USA
date of death December 30, 1950
size 183 cm
Weight 91 kg
position center
Shot hand Left
Career stations
1918-1919 Parkdale Canoe Club
1919-1920 Toronto Canoe Club
1920-1922 Toronto Aura Lee
1922-1925 Hamilton Tigers
1925-1932 New York Americans
1932-1933 Boston Bruins
1933 Chicago Black Hawks

William "Billy" Burch (born November 20, 1900 in Yonkers , New York ; † December 30, 1950 ) was an American ice hockey player who worked for the Hamilton Tigers , New York Americans , Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Bruins from 1922 to 1933 played in the National Hockey League .


Billy Burch is often referred to as one of the first Americans to establish himself as a player in the NHL. Billy moved to Toronto at a young age and learned to play ice hockey there. He played football with Lionel Conacher and won the Ontario Union Champion title. As a youngster, he also won the Canadian junior title in ice hockey and played here again with Lionel Conacher and Roy Worters, who are also both in the Hockey Hall of Fame . He had his strongest time with the Hamilton Tigers , but that it was also his most successful was prevented by a strike by the team in the 1924/25 season , in which the Tigers did not make the NHL final and Billy had a good chance at his only one Stanley Cup passed.

In 1974 he was honored with the induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame .

NHL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Regular season 11 390 137 61 198 255
Playoffs 1 2 0 0 0 0

Achievements and Awards

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