Howard McNamara

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Howard McNamara
Howard McNamara, Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Howard McNamara with the Montreal Canadiens
Born (1890-11-22)November 22, 1890
Randolph, ON, CAN
Died September 24, 1940(1940-09-24) (aged 49)
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Ontarios
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1909–1920

Howard Dennis McNamara (November 22, 1890 – September 24, 1940) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played professionally from 1908 to 1920, including two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, including the 1916 Stanley Cup champions. McNamara is the younger brother of Harold and George, who also played professionally.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Randolph, Ontario, Howard moved to Sault Ste. Marie when he was 12 years old. Along with George, he joined the Halifax Crescents in the Maritime Professional Hockey League in 1911–12, thus forming the "Dynamite Twins". The pair were unusually large for players of that era and formed a formidable defensive pair. Howard moved on to become captain of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association when they won their first Stanley Cup in 1916. McNamara played in an exhibition series in 1912–13 with the Toronto Tecumsehs.

Personal life[edit]

Both Howard and his brother George served in World War I. George rose in the ranks from lieutenant to major. After returning from Europe, George and Howard founded the McNamara Construction Company and developed it into a prosperous firm.

Howard McNamara died on his yacht "Brigadier" during a fishing trip near Deseronto, Ontario.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1908–09 Montreal Shamrocks ECHA 10 4 0 4 61
1908–09 Canadian Soo Pros Exhib. 2 4 0 4 6
1909–10 Berlin Dutchmen OPHL 8 4 0 4 28
1909–10 Cobalt Silver Kings NHA 6 0 0 0 15
1910–11 Waterloo Colts OPHL 15 2 0 2 1 0 0 0
1911–12 Halifax Crescents MaPHL 11 4 0 4 26
1912–13 Toronto Tecumsehs Exhib. 20 12 0 12 62
1913–14 Toronto Ontarios NHA 20 7 6 13 36
1914–15 Toronto Shamrocks NHA 18 4 1 5 67
1915–16 Montreal Canadiens NHA 24 10 7 17 119
1915–16 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 5 0 0 0 24
1916–17 Toronto 228th Battalion NHA 12 11 3 14 36
1919–20 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 1 0 1 4
NHA totals 80 32 17 49 273

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Preceded by
Jimmy Gardner
Montreal Canadiens captain
1915–16
Succeeded by
Newsy Lalonde