Denneny with the Toronto Arenas.
January 25, 1894|
Cornwall, ON, CAN
|Died||January 16, 1963
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Cobalt McKinley Mines,
Toronto St. Pats
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
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 for the Toronto Arenas, Toronto St. Pats, Hamilton Tigers and Chicago Black Hawks. Corbett also played for the Vancouver Maroons of the PCHA and the Saskatoon Sheiks of WCHL. He twice won the Stanley Cup with Toronto (1918 and 1922).
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. Denneny, who was often listed as 'Dennenay' in newspaper reports eventually adopted the spelling. Denneny is buried at Park Lawn Cemetery in Toronto. His brother, Cy Denneny also played ice hockey and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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 for their 1914–15 season. He then played one season and part of the 1916–17 season for the Toronto Blueshirts before being traded to the Ottawa Senators where he would play with his brother Cy. He returned to Toronto for the 1917–18 NHL season playing for the "Torontos". 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. After the 1922 Cup win he was traded to the Vancouver Maroons of the Pacific Coast league and played in the 1923 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Ottawa Senators and his brother Cy, won by the Senators. In the 1923–24 season, he returned to Toronto and was traded to the Hamilton Tigers for whom he played for one season. After that season he was picked up by the Saskatoon Sheiks and played in the final two WHL seasons. After the WHL folded he played for the Sheiks in the Prairie Hockey League until he was traded to Toronto and played for the St. Patricks in the season they became the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was returned to the Sheiks when the trade was not completed and finished the season with the Sheiks. The following season, he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks, and traded back to the Sheiks. It was his last games in the NHL. He would play three more seasons with the Minneapolis Millers, Newark Bulldogs and Chicago Shamrocks, retiring after the 1930–31 season.
|1909–10||Cornwall Sons of England||Lower Ottawa Valley Hockey League||-||-||-||-||-||—||—||—||—||—|
|1910–11||Cornwall Internationals||Lower Ottawa Valley Hockey League||8||5||0||5||-||—||—||—||—||—|
|1911–12||Cornwall Internationals||Lower Ottawa Valley Hockey League||8||5||0||5||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1912–13||Cobalt McKinley Mines||Cobalt Mines Hockey League||9||7||0||7||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|1913–14||Cobalt McKinley Mines||CoMHL||9||13||0||13||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||7||4||2||6||2|
|1922–23||Toronto St. Patricks||NHL||1||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1926–27||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||29||7||1||8||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1927–28||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||18||5||0||5||12||—||—||—||—||—|
- 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.
- Podnieks, p. 197
- "Find-A-Grave page for Corbett Denneny". Retrieved 2008-06-11.