Compact winger Hugh Plaxton he was 5'10 inches, 184 pounds and was born in Barrie, Ontario, in1904. His career was marked by successes at the collegiate and international levels, although commitments outside the game slowed him down in the pros.
Plaxton started his career in 1921 with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues of the OHA senior league, but his first year with the team was somewhat less than stellar: He played only three games and recorded not a single point. Plaxton picked up his scoring pace the next year, though, as he notched 11 goals and three assists in only six games. His performance improved even more in 1923-24. Still with the U of T squad, he registered 18 goals and three assists in just eight games.
When he was finished with the Varsity Blues, Plaxton joined the Toronto Grads in 1925. He sat out the 1925-26 season before recording a career-best campaign with the Grads in 1926-27, scoring an impressive 31 goals and seven assists in nine games. In 1928 Plaxton was a member of the Canadian Olympic team that traveled to St. Moritz, Switzerland. He recorded 12 goals and two assists in Canada's three-game gold medal-winning run in the Games.
After the 1928 Games, Plaxton sat out five seasons while pursuing a career as a lawyer in Ontario. In January 1929 the Boston Bruins, who held his professional rights, traded them to Toronto. But in 1932-33, when Plaxton returned to the game as a pro, it was with the Montreal Maroons. After scoring only one goal in 15 games with Montreal, he completed the season with the Windsor Bulldogs of the International-American league and the Vancouver Maroons of the Western Canada Hockey League before retiring.