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Hib Milks

LW/D/C
jersey no 4
born 1-Apr-1899 Eardley, QUE
height 5'11"
weight 165
died 21-Jan-1949
Acquired : • 18-Oct-1930 - Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated
Lost : • 26-Sep-1931 - Claimed by NY Rangers from Philadelphia in Dispersal Draft

The leading goal scorer on the Quakers, though second behind Gerry Lowrey for points … Got his start as a player in Ottawa … In a long career dating back to 1917-18, was with the Landsdownes and West-Enders of the OCJHL, and the Ottawa Gunners and Ottawa New Edinburghs of the OCHL … With the Gunners, was left wing on a line that included future Quaker Harold Darragh … Came to Pittsburgh for the first time in 1922, playing for the USAHA Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets in 1922-23 and 1924-25 … Stayed with Pittsburgh when the Pirates entered the NHL in 1925-26, joining fellow old Pittsburgh hands Herb Drury, Harold Darragh, Tex White, and Rodger Smith (though Milks was the only one of that group to make it to the end of the 1930-31 season with the Quakers) ... Milks’s entire playing time from 1925-26 onwards was in the NHL ... Led the Pirates in total points each season except 1929-30, when he was third behind Harold Darragh and Gerry Lowrey … Had the first four-goal game (and second hat trick) in Pirates history when he scored four against Toronto on March 4, 1926 … Lou E. Marsh in the December 21, 1925 Toronto Star called Milks smooth and unobtrusive, and said that “his work, while not flashy, is mighty effective” … Marsh singled out Milks as one of a select group that gave their best and played clean hockey … Also called a player who didn’t mind taking or giving a bump, excellent at the poke check, and aggressive … Hockey writers singled him out as the best of the Pirates in the team’s later years under Benny Leonard … Elected captain of the Quakers four days before the season started … Totaled 17 goals and 6 assists in 1930-31, his second-best NHL season … Started at center in the first five Quaker games, but was transferred to defense for the next eight before returning to a forward position … Scored three goals as a defenseman … Broke the Toronto Maple Leaf streak of five straight shutout games to open the season when he scored for the Quakers in the first period, contributing to Philadelphia’s 2-1 upset win … Returned to center soon after D’Arcy Coulson arrived in mid-December and was second behind Lowrey in points ... Claimed by New York Rangers in dispersal draft, September 26, 1931 … Played 48 games for the Rangers in 1931-32 (no goals, four assists) … Last season in NHL: 1932-33 (three assists in 16 games with the Ottawa Senators) ... A knee injury, which reportedly occurred in the Senators’ locker room (details unknown), forced Milks to retire ... ... Worked as a ticket agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and as a tank inspector for the British army during World War II ... Died at age 49 on January 21, 1949.





Regular Season
Year
GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh%
1930-31 4417623 42
TOTAL 4417623 4200 0000

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