Gus Marker

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Gus Marker
Born (1905-08-01)August 1, 1905
Wetaskiwin, AB, CAN
Died October 7, 1997(1997-10-07) (aged 92)
Kingston, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 162 lb (73 kg; 11 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Maroons
Toronto Maple Leafs
Brooklyn Americans
AHL
Springfield Indians
IHL
Detroit Olympics
Playing career 1928–1942

Augustus Solberg Marker (August 1, 1905 - October 7, 1997) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Maple Leafs and Brooklyn Americans.

Playing career[edit]

In 336 NHL games Marker scored 64 goals, 69 assists for 133 points in his career.

Career notes[edit]

  • Marker was the last surviving member of the Montreal Maroons 1935 Stanley Cup championship team.
  • Marker played in the longest hockey game in NHL history while a member of the Montreal Maroons. A Stanley Cup playoff game on March 24, 1936, when the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Maroons 1-0 in the sixth overtime period.[1]

Retirement[edit]

After retiring from professional hockey, Marker settled in Kingston, Ontario. He operated a building materials business, and helped develop a subdivision in the northern section of the city. The subdivision was originally called Marker's Acres and paid homage to two of his most respected team mates with the naming of Conacher Drive and Morenz Crescent. He became a member of the Kiwanis Club in Kingston, and an enthusiastic booster of amateur sport in the region. Since 1980, the Kiwanis Club of Kingston has presented awards, including the Gus Marker Trophy, to honour outstanding amateur athletes in the city and district. Past winners of the Gus Marker Trophy have included boxer Mark Leduc (1992), hockey players Alyn McCauley (1996) and Jayna Hefford (1997), golfer Matt McQuillan (1999), and triathlete Simon Whitfield (2000).[2]

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingston Whig-Standard, March 4, 2011
  2. ^ 31st Annual Kiwanis Club of Kingston Sports Awards Program, March 2, 2011; Golfer takes top prize, by Mike Koreen, Kingston Whig-Standard, March 3, 2011, pp. 15-16

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