Moylan McDonnell

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Moylan James McDonell (August 27, 1889 – January 22, 1969) was a Canadian professional hockey defenceman who played one season in the National Hockey League with the Hamilton Tigers.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Stony Mountain, Manitoba, McDonnell would make a name for himself among amateur hockey clubs in New York. He played for the New York Crescents, Irish Americans and the NYC Hockey Club between 1909 and 1916. He served during World War I for the next three years and was signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tigers in December 1920. He retired after his first NHL season.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

National Hockey League - Regular Season

  • Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
1920–21 Hamilton Tigers 22 1 2 3 2
NHL Regular Season Totals 22 1 2 3 2

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

  • AHAA First All-Star Team (1914, 1915)
  • AAHL Second All-Star Team (1916)

After the NHL[edit]

Not much is known about McDonnell (spelled MacDonell in US Immigration documents) except that he and his wife, Dorothy, lived in New York City, where Moylan was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank at least through 1942.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] McDonnell at Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. 2001-08. Retrieved Oct. 05, 2008.