Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Henry Maracle
Born in Ayr, Ontario, on September 8, 1904, Henry Elmer “Buddy” Maracle holds the distinction of being the first Indigenous person to appear in an NHL game.

In his youth, Maracle moved to northern Ontario and played on the Haileybury High School team where notched an impressive eight points in four playoff games in 1922. He then spent three years with the NOHA's North Bay Trappers before joining the Toronto Industrial senior club in 1925-26. Maracle would then find a home with the Springfield Indians of the Can-Am League for five seasons. In his second season with the club, Maracle recorded a career-high 15 goals and helped the Indians to the first of two consecutive league championships.

The New York Rangers were in need of help at the forward position during the 1931 season and chose Maracle to fill their void. He was traded by the Indians and joined the Rangers for 11 games during the latter part of the season as well as four post-season contests, helping the "blueshirts" reach the semi-final.

Following his stint in the NHL, the veteran forward returned to the Can-Am League, suiting up once again for Springfield, as well as the Bronx Tigers, New Haven Eagles and the Philadelphia Arrows. Maracle would join the Tulsa Oilers of the AHA for the 1935-36 season and show off his scoring touch, finding the back of the net 12 times in just 48 games. Maracle would finish his career with the Detroit Pontiacs of the MOHL, retiring following the 1938-39 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1921-22 Haileybury High School High-ON 4 3 5 8
1922-23 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1923-24 North Bay Trappers NOHA 6 11 0 11 5 11 0 11
1924-25 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1925-26 Toronto Industrial TIHL
1926-27 Springfield Indians Can-Am 32 5 1 6 44 6 2 1 3 4
1927-28 Springfield Indians Can-Am 40 15 3 18 65 3 2 1 3 0
1928-29 Springfield Indians Can-Am 37 4 4 8 47
1929-30 Springfield Indians Can-Am 31 5 4 9 22
1930-31 Springfield Indians Can-Am 26 6 4 10 44
1930-31 New York Rangers NHL 11 1 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Bronx Tigers Can-Am 1 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Springfield Indians Can-Am 27 3 9 12 14
1932-33
1933-34 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 40 11 6 17 31
1934-35 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 29 8 7 15 20
1934-35 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 14 6 3 9 4
1935-36 Tulsa Oilers AHA 48 12 8 20 17 3 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Tulsa Oilers AHA 42 3 10 13 12
1937-38
1938-39 Detroit Pontiacs MOHL 22 3 5 8 2 7 1 0 1 6
NHL Totals 11 1 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0


Traded to Bronx (Can-Am) by NY Rangers for cash, November 1, 1931.
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