Montreal, Quebec native Roger Cormier went from playing local Senior hockey to wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge of his hometown Montreal Canadiens in 1926. Cormier signed a free agent contract with the Canadiens on January 15th, 1926 and played a single game for them that season. It would be Cormier's only game at the NHL level.
Cormier spent the next ten seasons playing minor pro hockey, primarily in Providence and Cleveland before leaving the game in 1936.
During his year away from the game Cormier was reinstated as an amateur and came back to play three more seasons of hockey, this time with the Sherbrooke Red Raiders before retiring in 1940.