Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Babe Donnelly
James "Babe" Donnelly played 34 games for the Montreal Maroons in 1926-27. He was best known as a fine amateur player and a reliable worker in the minors.

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Donnelly played with the Toronto 227th Battalion in 1916-17 before serving a year in World War I. He then spent several years in the NOHA with the Soo Greyhounds before recording an assist in 34 games for the Maroons in 1926-27.

After receiving his taste of the NHL, Donnelly played for several clubs in the AHA and the IAHL. In 1932-33 he coached for two years in the NOHA with the Falconbridge Falcons. He then ventured to Britain to play and coach with the Streatham Redskins before retiring in 1937.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1916-17 Hamilton 227th Battalion OHA-Sr. 9 7 0 7
1916-17 Toronto 204th Battalion OHA-Sr.
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20 Edmonton Eskimos Big-4 11 3 1 4 6 2 0 1 1 2
1920-21 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA 9 3 4 7 18 5 2 3 5
1920-21 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NMHL 14 8 4 12
1921-22 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA 8 9 3 12 12 2 1 1 2 6
1921-22 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NMHL 11 9 4 13
1922-23 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA 7 3 0 3 25 2 1 0 1 4
1922-23 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Al-Cup 5 2 2 4 4
1923-24 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA 7 8 2 10 18
1923-24 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Al-Cup 7 6 1 7 21
1924-25 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA
1925-26 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds CHL 32 8 2 10 40
1926-27 Montreal Maroons NHL 34 0 1 1 14 2 0 0 0 0
1926-27 Stratford Nationals Can-Pro 1 0 0 0 2
1926-27 Detroit Greyhounds AHA 6 1 0 1 13
1927-28 Minneapolis Millers AHA 26 1 2 3 32
1928-29 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 22 1 1 2 20
1929-30 London Panthers IHL 12 4 1 5 16
1929-30 Toronto Millionaires IHL 3 0 0 0 2
1930-31 Buffalo Majors AHA 39 5 9 14 90
1931-32 Buffalo Majors AHA 16 4 2 6 21
1931-32 Tulsa Oilers AHA 21 1 0 1 30
1932-33 Falconbridge Falcons NOHA
1933-34 Falconbridge Falcons NOHA
1934-35 Falconbridge Falcons NOHA 5 0 1 1 8 2 1 0 1 0
1935-36 Streatham Hockey Club Ln-Cup 1 2 3 2
1935-36 Streatham Hockey Club Britain 2 7 9 16
1936-37 Streatham Hockey Club Britain
NHL Totals 34 0 1 1 14 2 0 0 0 0


NOHA 1st All-Star Team (1921, 1922) Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons and loaned to Detroit (AHA), September 30, 1926. Rights traded to London (IHL) by Minneapolis (AHA) for George Redding, October 24, 1929. Traded to Toronto Millionaires (IHL) by London (IHL) for George Hiller, December 16, 1929.
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