April 26, 1908|
Toledo, OH, USA
|Died||November 13, 1969
Meaford, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Cecil Graham "Ceece" Dillon (April 26, 1908 – November 13, 1969) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings. He won a Stanley Cup in 1933 with the New York Rangers.
Dillon was the first ever NHL player from Ohio.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, Dillon moved in 1914 at the age of six to Thornbury, Ontario where he took up hockey. Playing senior hockey for the Owen Sound Sr. Greys of the Ontario Hockey Association, Dillon was signed to a professional contract in 1928. He played two seasons for the Springfield Indians and part of the 1930–31 season before making his debut for the New York Rangers. He played the next eight seasons for the Rangers. His best season saw him score 25 goals in 48 games in 1934–35. He scored 20 goals or more five times for the Rangers. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in May 1939 for whom he played his final NHL season, scoring seven goals in 44 games. He played two further pro seasons in the minors, between the Indianapolis Capitals, Providence Reds and Pittsburgh Hornets before retiring.
- Ranked No. 33 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
- Cecil Dillon's New York Rangers Biography
- Cecil Dillon's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Cecil Dillon at Find a Grave
- Cecil Dillon's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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