Jack Riley (ice hockey, born 1908)

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Jack Riley
Born (1908-12-29)December 29, 1908
Birchinlee, England, United Kingdom
Died January 19, 1993(1993-01-19) (aged 84)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1932–1936

John Joseph "Jack" Riley (December 29, 1908 – January 19, 1993) was a professional ice hockey centre during the 1930s in the NHL and AHA.

Born in Birchinlee, England, United Kingdom in 1908,[1] Riley was raised in Alberta, playing for the Calgary Indians of the Calgary City Junior Hockey League. He was member of a Memorial Cup losing side while with the Indians.

Riley played four seasons in the NHL, primarily with the Montreal Canadiens. Following 104 NHL games he scored a total of 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points, recording just 8 penalty minutes. He would go on to play in the AHA and lead the Tulsa Oilers in scoring during the 1936–37 season. Riley died in Vancouver in 1993.[2]


  1. ^ Society for International Hockey Research
  2. ^ The Vancouver Sun, Saturday January 23, 1993, pg. E15

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