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Harold Darragh

jersey no 6
born 13-Sep-1902 Ottawa, ONT
height 5'9"
weight 145
died 28-Apr-1993
Acquired : • 18-Oct-1930 - Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated
Lost : • 8-Dec-1930 - Traded to Boston by Philadelphia for Ron Lyons and Bill Hutton

Acquired the nickname “Howl” … Began his playing career in Ottawa in 1918-19 with the OCHL CPR Bluebirds, later the Gunners ... Came with friend Hib Milks to Pittsburgh in 1922-23 and played for the Yellow Jackets ... Moved back to Ottawa with Milks in 1923-24, playing for the New Edinburghs … Again with Milks, returned to Pittsburgh as a Yellow Jacket in 1924-25 and a Pirate starting in 1925 … An aggressive, yet clean player … Played in 42 games for the 1929-30 Pirates … His 15 goals and 17 assists made him the top scorer for the Pirates in their last year in Pittsburgh … Sportswriters would single out him – and Milks – as the Pirates’ few shining lights … Quakers Coach Cooper Smeaton commented on Darragh just before the team’s first game: “He is one of the best wingmen in the league and a man who plays sixty minutes. In 40 games last season he was in the penalty box only four times. Those are the kind of puck carriers you want.” … Darragh, then 28, got the starting assignment at right wing for the first five Quaker games and one contest on December 2 … Scored one goal and one assist in 10 games before being traded to the Boston Bruins on December 8, 1930 for younger players Ron “Peaches” Lyons and Bill Hutton ... M.J. Rodden of the Toronto Globe, who called Darragh “a remarkable skater, a good stick-handler” who “rates with the best right wings in the league” thought Boston got the best of the deal … In 25 games for the Bruins in 1930-31, Darragh collected two goals and four assists … Toronto Maple Leafs claimed him on waivers in June 1931 … Spent 1931-32 with the Leafs (five goals, ten assists in 48 games) … In 1932-33, split time between the Leafs and then the IHL Syracuse Stars … Played for the Stars in 1933-34 and was out of hockey in 1934-35 … Returned to Pittsburgh in 1935-36 to play for the IHL Shamrocks (seven goals, 14 assists in 41 games) … Year with the Shamrocks was his last in hockey ... Returned to Ottawa, where he became a refrigerator repairman.

Regular Season
GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh%
1930-31 10112 2
TOTAL 10112 200 0000

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