Bert McCaffrey

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Bert McCaffrey
Albert McCaffrey, Toronto Granites.jpg
McCaffrey with the Toronto Granites.
Born (1893-04-12)April 12, 1893
Lockton, Albion Township,
Peel County, Ontario, Canada[1]
Died April 15, 1955(1955-04-15) (aged 62)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing/Defence
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Pittsburgh Pirates
Toronto St. Pats
Toronto Maple Leafs
Montreal Canadiens
Providence Reds
Philadelphia Arrows
National team  Canada
Playing career 1924–1933
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada
Gold medal – first place 1924 Chamonix Team competition

John Albert McCaffrey (April 12, 1893 – April 15, 1955) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played seven seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto St. Pats, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Canadiens.

McCaffrey won a Stanley Cup in 1930 with the Montreal Canadiens. He played in 22 of 44 regular season for Montreal during the 1930–31 NHL season, and thereby qualified to win the Stanley Cup, however his name was never engraved on the trophy because McCaffrey had been sent to the minors to play with the Providence Reds,[citation needed] and did not play for Montreal in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Prior to joining the NHL, McCaffrey played eight seasons of senior hockey in the Ontario Hockey Association, including four with the Toronto Granites, winning two Allan Cups in 1922 and 1923. By virtue of playing for the reigning senior amateur champions, McCaffrey and the Granites represented Canada at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France.[2] He scored 20 goals in five games as the Canadians dominated the tournament, winning the gold medal.

McCaffrey was born in Chesley,[3] Ontario in 1893 and died in Toronto in 1955.[4][5]


  1. ^ Bull, William Perkins, ed. (1934). From rattlesnake hunt to hockey. Toronto: George J. McLeod, Ltd. p. 45. 
  2. ^ The Official Olympic Games Companion: The Complete Guide to the Olympic Winter Games 1998 Edition, London - Washington: Brassey’s Sports, 1998, p. 128, ISBN 1-85753-244-9 
  3. ^ Diamond, Dan; Duplacey, James; Dinger, Ralph; Kuperman, Igor; Zweig, Eric, eds. (1998). Total Hockey. New York: Total Sports. p. 759. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  4. ^ "Hockey Star Dies" April 18, 1955.
  5. ^ Bert McCaffrey

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