January 2, 1921|
Holland, MB, CAN
|Died||March 9, 2007
Mississauga, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens|
David Glen Harmon (January 2, 1921 – March 9, 2007) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1951. He was born in Holland, Manitoba and died in Mississauga, Ontario.
Harmon’s professional hockey career officially began on June 27, 1941 when he was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens from the Tulsa Oilers (AHA) through an inter-league draft.
In 1941, at the age of 20, Harmon pulled the red, white and blue jersey over his head for the first time and would wear it proudly for the following 9 years, until his retirement from the NHL.
Harmon’s first season as a Canadien, 1941–1942, was spent playing with the Montreal Senior Canadiens of the QSHL. It was in November 1942 when Harmon stepped onto the ice of the Montreal Forum to play in his first NHL game.
Harmon helped secure Lord Stanley’s Cup twice in his time with the Canadiens’ organization, first in the 1943-44 season and again in the 1945-46 season.
During Harmon’s 452 NHL regular season games he accumulated 146 points (lighting the red goal lamp 50 times and contributing to an additional 96 assists) and he was sentenced to 334 penalty minutes. In post-season action, Harmon racked up 15 points (burying 5 goals himself and assisting with 10 others).
Harmon’s most notable season was 1948–49 in which he tallied up 20 points, was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team for the second time (Harmon was also named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1945), and laced up his skates to participate in the 1949 NHL All-Star Game (Harmon played in the NHL All-Star Game again in 1950).
Harmon’s talent wasn’t only evident in the later years of his NHL career, it was clear right from the get-go. In 1943 he was the runner up to Gaye Stewart of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the Calder Memorial Trophy (rookie of the year award).
Harmon’s professional hockey career concluded with him playing his last four seasons with the Montreal Royals of the QHL. At the end of the 1954–55 season, Harmon retired from hockey at the age of 34.
Awards and achievements
- Turnbull Cup MJHL championship (1941)
- Memorial Cup championship (1941)
- Stanley Cup championships (1944 and 1946)
- NHL Second All-Star Team (1945 and 1949)
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (1949 and 1950)
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
|1943–44 *||Montreal Canadiens||NHL||43||5||16||21||36||9||1||2||3||4|
|1945–46 *||Montreal Canadiens||NHL||49||7||10||17||28||9||1||4||5||0|
* indicates a Stanley Cup-winning season