Born in Varney, Ontario, but moved to the tiny farming community of Lumsden, Saskatchewan ... His family says he went by the name “Allison,” though he is called “Eddie” by most sources … Started out as a player in Saskatchewan with the Lumsden Athletic Club in 1917-18 … Played for the SIHA Regina Victorias in 1921-22 and 1922-23 ... Went to the University of Saskatchewan for four years of hockey and study ... After scoring eight goals in 12 games with the 1927-28 Saskatoon Sheiks, came to the Chicago Black Hawks for the rest of 1927-28 … His 23 games with the Black Hawks represented his only NHL experience prior to coming to the Quakers ... For Chicago, scored two goals and was not credited with any assists ... One of seven players the Black Hawks sold to the Tulsa Oilers in October 1928 as part of Chicago’s intensive house-cleaning ... Played only two games with Tulsa, receiving a five-minute penalty with no goals or assists .. In 1929-30, signed with the Toronto Millionaires of the IHL as a free agent … For the Millionaires, who finished 1929-30 with a 10-28-4 record, registered six goals and four assists in 34 games ... Millionaires franchise folded on October 21, 1930, making McCalmon available … Came to the Quakers at age 28 on December 15, 1930 … Became the first Quaker to score twice in one game (December 28, in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers in New York) … Associated Press reported that “cool-headed” McCalmon “made best use of openings no better than ones which his mates had missed and took his time to lift short shots into the net” … McCalmon scored only one other goal for the Quakers in 16 games, and was not credited with any assists … Played his last game with the Quakers on February 5, 1931 (a 6-1 Quaker loss at Chicago Stadium) … No record that McCalmon played in NHL or minors after 1930-31 … During his hockey years, played semi-pro baseball in Western Canada … Went into the newspaper business in Saskatchewan and Alberta after playing with the Quakers ... Eventually came to Calgary, Alberta, where he worked for the Calgary Herald … In 1986 he added some memories and memorabilia to Gerald L. Pfeiffer’s book, The Chicago Black Hawks, A Sixty Year History 1926-1986 (Chicago: Windy City Publishing Co. Inc.)...Died on April 23, 1987 at Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre.