Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack McVicar
At the age of 16 Jack McVicar took to the ice with the Iroquois Papermakers of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey Association in 1920. In seven games, he made his presence felt, scoring eight goals and ten points. He played another two years in the league, one with the Papermakers and the other with the North Bay Trappers.

In 1923-24 McVicar headed to southern Ontario where he played three seasons with the Grimsby Peach Kings of the OHA Intermediate League, a team that still exists to this day, as a member of the Niagara District Junior C league. It was there that his playing skills were noticed by the Chicago Cardinals of the AHA, who signed him as a free agent on October 29, 1926. The experiment in Chicago lasted but six games, before he was given his unconditional release. He then joined the Quebec Castors of the Can-Am league on January 1, 1927. In 23 games he added two goals and six points. He remained with Quebec for another year, posting five goals and nine points in 39 games. The franchise relocated to Newark and were renamed the Bulldogs for the 1928-29 campaign. His best year in the league came in 1929-30 as a member of the Providence reds when he scored eight goals and 15 points in 34 games.

In 1930-31, McVicar was traded by Providence to the Montreal Maroons of the NHL for cash. The Maroons were in need of defensive help entering the season, and felt McVicar could help shore up the blue line. In 40 games he scored twice and had six points. He remained in a Maroons' uniform for one more season, dressing for 48 games in 1931-32 and set a then-record for going the most games in the NHL without scoring a point. In an 88-game NHL career, McVicar scored two goals and six points.

McVicar continued to play semi-pro hockey, playing ten games with the Windsor Bulldogs of the IHL and 36 games with the Providence Reds in 1932-33. He returned to the Reds for the 1933-34 season before retiring. However, after sitting out for two years, he had the urge to lace up the skates once again. At the age of 32 he returned to Grimsby where he suited up for 13 games with the Peach Kings of the OSBHL before hanging up the blades for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1920-21 Iroquois Falls Papermakers NOJHA 7 8 2 10
1921-22 Iroquois Falls Eskimos NOJHA
1922-23 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1923-24 Grimsby Peach Kings OHA-Int.
1924-25 Grimsby Peach Kings OHA-Int.
1925-26 Grimsby Peach Kings OHA-Int.
1926-27 Chicago Cardinals AHA 6 0 0 0 2
1926-27 Quebec Castors Can-Am 23 2 4 6 58 2 0 0 0 4
1927-28 Quebec Castors Can-Am 39 5 4 9 42 6 1 1 2 8
1928-29 Newark Bulldogs Can-Am 39 4 2 6 42
1929-30 Providence Reds Can-Am 34 8 7 15 91 3 3 1 4 10
1930-31 Montreal Maroons NHL 40 2 4 6 35 2 0 0 0 2
1931-32 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 0 0 0 28 4 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 10 0 1 1 25
1932-33 Providence Reds Can-Am 36 7 4 11 64 2 1 1 2 2
1933-34 Providence Reds Can-Am 36 3 3 6 24 3 0 0 0 12
1934-35
1935-36
1936-37 Grimsby Peach Kings ON-Sr.B 13 0 2 2 14 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 88 2 4 6 63 6 0 0 0 2


Can-Am First All-Star Team (1930) Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHA), October 29, 1926. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (Can-Am) after release by Chicago (AHA), January 1, 1927. Transferred to Newark (Can-Am) after Quebec (Can-Am) franchise relocated, October, 1928. Traded to Providence (Can-Am) by Newark (Can-Am) for cash, October 8, 1929. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by Providence (Can-Am) for cash, August, 1930. Traded to Providence (Can-Am) by Mtl. Maroons (Windsor-IHL) for Harvey Rockburn, December 13, 1932.
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