Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Howard Lockhart
Goalkeeper Howard Lockhart played two full seasons and parts of three others in the 1920s. He was not blessed with solid defensive support but did lead the league in appearances two years in a row with the Hamilton Tigers.

Born in North Bay, Ontario, Lockhart played in the NOHA with the local senior club before joining the Toronto 228th Battalion in the NHA in 1916-17. After serving his country in World War I, he was signed as a free agent by the Toronto St. Pats in December 1919. He played a few games for them and also allowed eleven goals in one game for the Quebec Bulldogs in 1919-20.

Lockhart led the NHL in appearances two straight years as a member of the Hamilton Tigers beginning in 1920-21. He played well but was often left to fend for himself by the club's porous defence. On January 26, 1921, he was victimized five times by St. Pats' star Corb Denneny, who became only the fifth player to score that many goals in an NHL game.

After sitting out the 1922-23 season, Lockhart was called in two play one game for the St. Pats in 1923-24 and two contests for the Boston Bruins the following season. He sat out the 1925-26 season and played 19 games the next season for the Hamilton Tigers of the CPHL before retiring.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1911-12 North Bay Juniors NOJHA
1912-13 North Bay Seniors NOHA 8 5 3 0 0 4.50 2 1 1 0 0 8.00
1913-14 North Bay Intermediates NOHA-Int.
1914-15 North Bay Intermediates NOHA-Int.
1915-16 North Bay Intermediates NOHA-Int.
1916-17 Toronto 228th Battalion NHA 12 7 5 0 1 5.75
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20 Toronto St. Pats NHL 7 4 2 0 0 4.84
1919-20 Quebec Bulldogs NHL 1 0 1 0 0 11.00
1920-21 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 6 18 0 1 5.45
1921-22 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 6 17 0 0 4.39
1922-23
1923-24 Toronto St. Pats NHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
1924-25 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 2 0 0 5.50
1925-26
1926-27 Hamilton Tigers Can-Pro 19 9 9 1 0 2.58
NHL Totals 59 16 41 0 1 5.04


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 15, 1919. Loaned to Quebec by Toronto, March 6, 1920. (Toronto 11, Quebec 2). Traded to Hamilton by Toronto for cash, December 16, 1920. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 18, 1923. Traded to Boston by Toronto for cash, December 24, 1924. Signed as a free agent by Hamilton (Can-Pro), November 12, 1926.
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