Alf Skinner

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Alf Skinner
Alf Skinner, Toronto Arenas.jpg
Skinner with the Toronto Arenas.
Born (1896-01-26)January 26, 1896
Toronto, ON, CAN
Died April 11, 1961(1961-04-11) (aged 65)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Played for NHA
Toronto Shamrocks
Toronto Blueshirts
Montreal Wanderers
NHL
Toronto Arenas
Boston Bruins
Montreal Maroons
Pittsburgh Pirates
PCHA
Vancouver Millionaires
Vancouver Maroons
AHA
Duluth Hornets
CPHL
Kitchener Millionaires
Kitchener Flying Dutchmen
Playing career 1914–1926

Alfred "Dutch" Skinner (January 26, 1896 – April 11, 1961) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He won the Stanley Cup hockey championship in 1918 with the Toronto Arenas of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Skinner played junior hockey for the Toronto Argonauts (1911–12) and the Parkdale Canoe Club (1912–13) and senior hockey with the Toronto Rowing Club (1913–14). He turned professional in 1914 with the Toronto Shamrocks of the National Hockey Association. After one season, the team evolved into the Toronto Blueshirts. During the 1916–17 season, the league suspended operations of the Blueshirts, and Skinner finished the season with the Montreal Wanderers.

With the creation of the National Hockey League in 1917, Skinner returned to Toronto and played for the Stanley Cup-winning Toronto club, which consisted mostly of Blue Shirt players. Skinner was the star of the Cup championships, scoring eight goals in five games. The team became the Toronto Arenas in 1918.

In 1919, Skinner went west to play for Vancouver in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The team unsuccessfully challenged for the Stanley Cup in 1921 and 1922. The 1920–21 season was Skinner's best, when he scored 20 goals in 24 games.

When the PCHA merged with the Western Canada Hockey League in 1924, Skinner returned to the NHL to play for the Boston Bruins. He was traded during the season to the Montreal Maroons and finished the year with just one goal in 27 games. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to start the 1925–26 season, but only played seven games with the team, ending his NHL career.

In 1926–27, Skinner played in the minor professional American Hockey Association for the Duluth Hornets. For the next two seasons, he was player-coach for Kitchener in the Canadian Professional Hockey League. When that league became the International Hockey League in 1929, Skinner became player-coach for the Guelph Maple Leafs in the new Canadian Professional Hockey League. He led the team to the championship in the league's only year of operations. He retired as a player in 1930.

Outside of hockey, Skinner was an employee of the City of Toronto and served a term as president of the Spadina Men's Progressive Conservative Association. He died at age 65 at his home and was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1914–15 Toronto Shamrocks NHA 16 5 2 7 68 -- -- -- -- --
1915–16 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 23 7 4 11 66 -- -- -- -- --
1916–17 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 14 6 7 13 52 -- -- -- -- --
1916–17 Montreal Wanderers NHA 6 5 0 5 23 -- -- -- -- --
1917–18 Toronto NHL 19 13 0 13 20 7 8 3 11 27
1918–19 Toronto Arenas NHL 17 12 3 15 26 -- -- -- -- --
1920–21 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 24 20 4 24 22 -- -- -- -- --
1921–22 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 24 11 2 13 21 -- -- -- -- --
1922–23 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 23 13 2 15 14 -- -- -- -- --
1923–24 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 29 5 2 7 38 -- -- -- -- --
1924–25 Boston Bruins NHL 18 0 0 0 25 -- -- -- -- --
1924–25 Montreal Maroons NHL 9 1 1 2 6 -- -- -- -- --
1925–26 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
PCHA totals 100 49 10 59 95 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 70 26 4 30 79 -- -- -- -- --

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