Fred Lake (ice hockey)

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Fred Lake
Fred Lake, Ottawa Hockey Club.jpg
Fred Lake with the Ottawa Hockey Club on a 1911 Imperial Tobacco hockey card.
Born (1883-03-12)March 12, 1883
Moosomin, SK, CAN
Died December 1, 1937(1937-12-01) (aged 54)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Ottawa Senators (NHA),
Toronto Ontarios (NHA)
Pittsburgh PAC (WPHL)
Winnipeg Maple Leafs (MPHA)
Michigan Soo Indians (IPHL)
Portage Lakes-Houghton (IPHL)
Pittsburgh Keystones (WPHL)
Playing career 1902–1915

Fred Edgar Lake (March 12, 1883 - December 1, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was one of the first professional players and he played 181 games in various professional and amateur leagues, including the National Hockey Association, Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association, and International Professional Hockey League. Amongst the teams he for played with were the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Ontarios. He won two Stanley Cups in 1909 and 1911 with Ottawa.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Fred Lake first played senior-level hockey for the Moosomin hockey club in 1900–01. In 1902, he turned professional with Pittsburgh of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL). In 1903, he helped Pittsburgh win the "US Professional Championship" against Houghton, Michigan. For 1903–04, he would sign up for the new International Professional Hockey League (IPHL) first playing for the Michigan Soo Indians in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan before moving to Portage Lakes-Houghton, where he would play for three seasons until 1907. He moved back to Canada in 1907, playing first for the Winnipeg Strathconas then the Winnipeg Maple Leafs. As a member of the Maple Leafs he would play in an unsuccessful Stanley Cup challenge against the Montreal Wanderers in 1908. For the 1908–09 season, he re-signed with Pittsburgh of the WPHL. However, after three games he was released because of his rough play. He was signed by the Ottawa Hockey Club of the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (ECHA) and helped Ottawa win the Stanley Cup. He would remain a player with Ottawa for four seasons, winning another Stanley Cup championship in 1911, before being traded to the Toronto Ontarios in 1913, where he played for one season. For his final season, he returned via a trade to Ottawa. He only played two games for the Senators that season and retired after the season.

Career statistics[edit]


  • Released by Pittsburgh PAC (WPHL) for rough play, November 25, 1908
  • Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (ECHA), December 1, 1909
  • Traded to Toronto Ontarios (NHA) by Ottawa (NHA) for cash, December 4, 1913
  • Traded to Ottawa (NHA) by Toronto Ontarios (NHA) for Percy Lesueur and $300, December 14, 1914