Professional ice hockey player
Born in Wolznieu, Russia; deafness discovered at 6 months old. Family emigrated to Canada in 1901. Lutheran School for the Deaf in Detroit, MI 1902-1903, Manitoba Institution for the deaf 1903-1909. Amateur hockey playing began while in school, and recruited for the pros in 1911, first deaf professional ice hockey player. Vancouver Millionaires team 1911-1912, Victoria Aristocrats 1912-1914, MontrTal Wanderers 1915-1917 until injuries forced him out, although he also tried out for professional baseball in 1915. In 1916, married Mabel Agnes McKenzie. Died in Detroit of acute appendictitis.
Deaf Heritage in Canada, p.363-364.
18 January 1890-23 October 1927