Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Herb Drury
Born in Midland, Ontario, in 1895, Herb Drury is best known among hockey historians as a member of the U.S. Olympic team that competed in the first Winter Games in Chamonix, France, in 1924.

Drury's U.S. squad won its preliminary group, defeating Belgium 19-0, France 22-0, and Great Britain 11-0. In the medal round, they blanked Sweden 20-0 before losing 6-1 to Canada and capturing the silver medal. Drury scored an amazing 22 goals and chipped in 3 assists for 25 points in the five games. In the gold-medal game, Drury notched the Americans' lone marker.

Prior to joining the U.S. team, Drury had begun his hockey career with the Midland Seniors of the OHA senior league in 1914-15, then joined Port Colborne of the same league a year later. In 1916-17 he joined Pittsburgh of the USAHA, where he stayed through 1924. During Drury's time in Pittsburgh, the team changed its name twice -- from the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, to the Stars, then to the Yellowjackets. His career in Pittsburgh was interrupted in 1918-19 by military service.

When the Olympics ended, Drury returned to Pittsburgh, signing with the Pirates of the NHL in September 1925. He played for the Pirates for five years, until 1929-30. His best year in Pittsburgh was 1927-28, when he recorded 6 goals and 4 assists for 10 points in 44 games. In October 1930 Drury followed the Pittsburgh franchise to Philadelphia, where they became the Quakers. He played 24 games for the Quakers that year, recording only two assists.

In all, Drury played 213 games in the NHL. But he will best be remembered for his high-scoring performance in the first Olympic hockey tournament in 1924.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1914-15 Midland Seniors OHA-Sr. 1 2 0 2
1915-16 Port Colborne Seniors OHA-Sr. 1 0 0 0 0
1916-17 St. Paul Saints Exhib.
1916-17 Pittsburgh AA Exhib. 6 0 1 1 6
1917-18 Pittsburgh AA USAHA 12 10 0 10
1918-19
1919-20 United States Olympics 3 6 0 6
1920-21
1921-22 Pittsburgh Stars USAHA
1922-23 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets USAHA 20 5 0 5
1923-24 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets USAHA 2 2 0 2 13 5 0 5
1923-24 United States Olympics 5 22 3 25
1924-25 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets USAHA 33 7 0 7 8 4 0 4
1925-26 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 33 6 2 8 40 2 1 0 1 0
1926-27 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 42 5 1 6 48
1927-28 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 44 6 4 10 44 2 0 1 1 0
1928-29 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 43 5 4 9 49
1929-30 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 27 2 0 2 12
1930-31 Philadelphia Quakers NHL 24 0 2 2 10
NHL Totals 213 24 13 37 203 4 1 1 2 0


Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 26, 1925. Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated, October 18, 1930.
Statistics for 1920 Olympics incomplete.
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