Jim O'Neil (ice hockey)

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James Beaton "Peggy" O'Neil (April 3, 1913 – October 17, 1997) was born in Semans, Saskatchewan, and was a professional ice hockey player.

He played 165 National Hockey League games in the 1930s and 1940s, including nine in the playoffs. He played for the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens. He was a solid defensive player in the NHL. A useful checker and a great penalty killer, he was given more offensive responsibilities in the minors. He played 447 regular season AHL games and another 43 in the post-season. His best offensive season in the AHL was 1942-1943, when he scored 19 goals and had 50 assists for 69 points in 55 games for 1.25 points per game. The next season, he scored 20 goals for the only time in his career. After he retired from playing in 1946, he coached the Fenn College Foxes hockey team.

Jim was married to Betty and they had three children: Peggy, Jim and Judy. They settled in the Highlands neighborhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Playing Statistics http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=13891