Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Raymie Skilton
Defenseman Raymie Skilton spent four seasons with Boston of the All-American Hockey League and was enjoying a highly productive fifth year when he was summoned to the National Hockey League for a one-game appearance during the 1917-18 campaign.

Skilton, who was a munitions expert that the US government posted in Montreal and his eagerness to play the game led to him signing with the Wanderers at the bargain basement price of just one dollar on December 21, 1917.

Skilton, who was born on September 26th, 1899 in Cambridge, Massachusetts just missed the honour of being the first ever American in the NHL. Earlier that season a fellow Massachusetts native was inked to a deal by the Wanderers. Skilton was held scoreless in his only NHL match.

In 1918-19 military service kept Skilton off the ice and when his obligations were finished he did not return to hockey. After a year of retirement Skilton laced up the skates again and joined the Boston Shoe Traders of the United States Amateur Hockey Association. Skilton played three years in the league, all in Boston where he spent his entire career with the exception of his NHL game then retired from the game for good in 1923.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1911-12 Boston A.A. Unicorns BSrHA
1912-13 Sherbrooke Saints IPAHU
1913-14 Boston Irish Americans Exhib. 7 8 0 8
1914-15 Boston Arenas Exhib. 5 9 0 9 6 7 0 7
1915-16 Boston A.A. Unicorns AAHL 7 2 0 2 3 2 0 2
1916-17 Boston Arenas AAHL 8 4 0 4
1917-18 Montreal Wanderers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1917-18 Boston Navy Yard USNHL 11 11 0 11
1918-19
1919-20
1920-21 Boston Shoe Trades USAHA 3 2 0 2
1921-22 Boston Shoe Trades USAHA
1922-23 Boston Vics USAHA 3 1 0 1
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


AAHL First All-Star Team (1916, 1917)
USNHL First All-Star Team (1918)
Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Wanderers, December 21, 1917.
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