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Herb Drury

jersey no 8
born 2-Mar-1895 Midland, ONT
height 5'7"
weight 165
died 1-Jul-1965
Acquired : • 18-Oct-1930 - Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated
Lost : • Unknown - Last Quaker game - Feb.14, 1931 - no further pro hockey

Oldest man to play for the Quakers (was 35 the night they first played) ... Played in with the 1916-17 Pittsburgh Athletic Association, following service with the OHA-Sr. Midland Seniors and Port Colborne Seniors, as well as the St. Paul Saints ... Until the Pirates were formed, was a part of Pittsburgh’s USAHA teams (the Athletic Association, Stars, and Yellow Jackets) ... Playing time in Pittsburgh was augmented by stellar performances in Olympic competition ... In 1924, for the silver medal U.S. Olympic team in the first winter games in Chamonix, France, Drury got 22 goals and three assists in five games ... Stayed with the Pirates throughout their five years in Pittsburgh … In 1925, was described in by Lou E. Marsh of the Toronto Star as a “speed demon” who was “ready to mix it with anybody” … Pirates Drury and Ty Arbour, the Montreal Star noted in early 1927, were speedsters who “never fail to give hockey supporters a thrill or two” … Drury’s best year as a Pirate was 1927-28 (six goals and four assists) ... Offensive production for the 1929-30 Pirates: two goals and no assists ... When the Pirates moved to Philadelphia in 1930, Leonard Cohen of the New York Post included this comment while rating the Quakers: “Drury adds about the only bit of color to an otherwise drab outfit” … Cohen called Drury “one of the real iron men of the game” who was a “still-agile, aggressive, but rather aged center ice warrior” … In 24 games as a Quaker, Drury recorded two assists ... The cap on his head was his trademark … The Boston Herald noted after a Quaker road game in Boston that the crowd wanted Drury to remove his cap, but the bald Drury refused … Played his last game as a Quaker in mid February 1931, finishing his hockey career at age 36 … As far as is known, did not play in the NHL or in minors after 1930-31 ... One report says he had a hard time finding work and adjusting to life outside the world of hockey... Returned to Pittsburgh and became a steamfitter ... Died in Pittsburgh in 1965 and is buried there.

Regular Season
GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh%
1930-31 24022 10
TOTAL 24022 1000 0000

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