Corbett Denneny

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Corbett Denneny
Corbett Denneny, Toronto Arenas.jpg
Denneny with the Toronto Arenas.
Born (1894-01-25)January 25, 1894
Cornwall, ON, CAN
Died January 16, 1963(1963-01-16) (aged 68)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Cobalt McKinley Mines,
Toronto Ontarios
Toronto Blueshirts
Toronto Arenas
Toronto St. Pats
Vancouver Maroons
Hamilton Tigers
Saskatoon Crescents
Toronto Maple Leafs
Saskatoon Sheiks
Chicago Black Hawks
Minneapolis Millers
Newark Bulldogs
Chicago Shamrocks
Playing career 1912–1931
Denneny with the Toronto St. Patricks.

Charles Corbett "Corb" Denneny (January 25, 1894 – January 16, 1963) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played professionally from 1912 to 1931, including nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Arenas, Toronto St. Pats, Hamilton Tigers and Chicago Black Hawks. Corbett also played for the Vancouver Maroons of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) and the Saskatoon Sheiks of Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL, then WHL). He twice won the Stanley Cup (1918, 1922) with the original versions of the NHL's Toronto franchise.

Personal life[edit]

He was born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario. As a child Denneny excelled in lacrosse, signing a pro contract at age 14. In track and field, Denneny tied the 100 yard world record in a meet in Toronto. In the winter, Denneny played hockey and he moved to Toronto to play both sports. After his playing career ended, Denneny returned to Toronto, coaching the Toronto Tecumsehs minor league team. He later joined the YMCA, becoming head masseuse and eventually director of health services.[1] Denneny, who was often listed as 'Dennenay' in newspaper reports eventually adopted the spelling.[1] Denneny is buried at Park Lawn Cemetery in Toronto.[2] His brother, Cy Denneny also played ice hockey and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Playing career[edit]

Corbett Denneny first played professional ice hockey for the Cobalt McKinley Mines of the Cobalt Mining Hockey League, playing two seasons from 1912 to 1914. He then joined the Toronto Ontarios of the National Hockey Association (NHA) for their 1914–15 season. He then played for the NHA's Toronto Blueshirts for the 1915–16 part of the 1916–17 seasons, before being traded to the Ottawa Senators where he would play with his brother Cy.

He returned to Toronto for the inaugural 1917–18 NHL season playing for the "Torontos", operated by the Toronto Arena Company. He stayed with the organization as it changed to the "Toronto Arenas" and "Toronto St. Patricks", and was a member of two Stanley Cup winners, in 1918 and 1922. During a six week span in the 1920–21 NHL season, Corbett and his brother Cy (who still played for the now-NHL Ottawa Senators), each scored six goals during a game—a feat accomplished by only five other players in the history of the NHL.

After the 1922 Cup win, Denneny was traded to the Vancouver Maroons of the PCHA and lost the 1923 Stanley Cup against the Ottawa Senators and his brother Cy. In the 1923–24 season, he returned to NHL with Toronto and was traded to the Hamilton Tigers for whom he played for one season. After that season he was picked up by the WCHL's Saskatoon Sheiks, playing in the final two seasons of that major professional league. After the WCHL folded he played for the Sheiks in the Prairie Hockey League until he was traded back to the NHL, playing for the Toronto St. Patricks in the season they became the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was returned to the Sheiks when the trade was not finalized and finished the season with the Sheiks. Denneny started the 1927–28 season with a return to the NHL when traded to the Chicago Black Hawks, playing his last games in the NHL before being traded back to the Sheiks mid-season. He would play three more professional seasons with the Minneapolis Millers (American Hockey Association/AHA), Newark Bulldogs (Canadian-American Hockey League) and Chicago Shamrocks (AHA), retiring after the 1930–31 season.

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1909–10 Cornwall Sons of England LOVHL
1910–11 Cornwall Internationals LOVHL 8 5 0 5
1911–12 Cornwall Internationals LOVHL 8 5 0 5 16
1912–13 Cobalt McKinley Mines CoMHL 9 7 0 7 9
1913–14 Cobalt McKinley Mines CoMHL 9 13 0 13 11
1914–15 Toronto Ontarios NHA 19 13 3 16 18
1915–16 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 22 20 3 23 75
1916–17 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 14 14 2 16 23
Ottawa Senators NHA 6 5 0 5 12 2 0 0 0 6
1917–18 Toronto Arenas NHL 21 20 9 29 14 2 0 0 0 3
Stanley Cup 5 3 1 4 0
1918–19 Toronto Arenas NHL 17 8 3 11 15
1919–20 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 23 24 12 36 20
1920–21 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 20 19 7 26 29 2 0 0 0 4
1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 24 19 9 28 28 2 1 0 1 0
Stanley Cup 5 3 2 5 2
1922–23 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 1 1 0 1 0
1922–23 Vancouver Maroons PCHA 21 7 3 10 3 2 0 0 0 2
Stanley Cup 3 0 0 0 0
1923–24 Hamilton Tigers NHL 23 0 1 1 6
1924–25 Saskatoon Sheiks WCHL 28 15 3 18 20
1925–26 Saskatoon Sheiks WHL 30 17 15 32 12
1926–27 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 29 7 1 8 24
1926–27 Saskatoon Sheiks PrHL 4 0 2 2 0 4 2 0 2 4
1927–28 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 5 0 5 12
1927–28 Saskatoon Sheiks PrHL 16 15 6 21 10
1928–29 Minneapolis Millers AHA 7 0 1 1 0
1928–29 Newark Bulldogs CAHL 27 11 7 18 36
1929–30 Minneapolis Millers AHA 48 26 8 34 22
1930–31 Chicago Shamrocks AHA 28 2 6 8 14
NHL totals 176 103 42 145 148 6 1 0 1 7
Stanley Cup totals 13 6 3 9 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2003). Players:the ultimate A-Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-25999-9. 
  1. ^ a b Podnieks, p. 197
  2. ^ "Find-A-Grave page for Corbett Denneny". Retrieved 2008-06-11. 

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