Colbalt Ontario's Max Bennett was born on November 4, 1912. The right winger was small in stature at just 5'6" and 157 pounds, but the numbers he put up in the OHA Sr. league were big. Following a Memorial Cup win in 1932 with the Sudbury Wolves, Bennett spent two years in the OHA Sr. league with the Hamilton Tigers, leading the league in goal production his first season when he scored 20 goals and 32 point in just 23 games. He also went on to lead the league in goals and points that year in the playoffs. The following year, he lit the lamp 19 more times in just 20 games. His obvious ability to put the puck in the net caught the attention of the Montreal Canadiens who signed Bennett as a free agent after the 1934-35 season ended.
His first season under contract to the Canadiens was spent with the Springfield Indians, though he did get called up for one game with the big club. Bennett failed to make the score sheet in what would prove to be his only game at the NHL level, but he did go on to become a prolific goal scorer in the American League.
Starting in 1936-37, Bennett played nine full seasons in the AHL and hit the 20-goal plateau on four different occasions. His best season came in 1939-40 when he scored 25 goals and 56 points with the Syracuse Stars. After his final season of playing, with the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL, Bennett tried his hand at coaching, taking the reigns of the Eastern Hockey League for the 1945-46 season.
Max Bennett passed away on January 5th, 1972 at the age of 60.