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Encyclopedia > Neil Colville

Neil Colville (August 4, 1914 - December 26, 1987) was a professional ice hockey player. Colville was born on August 4, 1914, in Edmonton, Alberta. At 5'11' and 180lbs, he played the position of center for teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL), Eastern Hockey League (EHL), American Hockey Association (AHA), Quebec Senior Hockey League (QSHL), and the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL). He played for the New York Crescent Hamilton from 1934 to 1935, Philadelphia Ramblers from 1935 to 1936, New York Rangers from 1936 to 1942, and 1944 to 1949, Ottawa Commandos from 1944 to 1945, and the New Haven Ramblers from 1948 to 1950. He was a member of the NHL All-Star Second Team Center from 1938 to 1939, 1939 to 1940, and 1947 to 1948. He also was Head Coach of the New York Rangers from 1950 to 1952. Colville was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967. He was the brother of hockey player Matthew Lamont 'Mac' Colville. On December 26, 1987, Colville died at the age of 73, and was cremated. There is a memorial bench in his honor at the Gary Point Park in Steveston, British Columbia. August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Industry Integrity Progress City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Location. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) became the major affiliation league for the National Hockey League upon its amalgamation with the International Hockey League in 2001. ... The Eastern Hockey League was a minor professional ice hockey league that was known as the EHL. Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1933-1953) The league was founded in 1933 as the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (EAHL). ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League team based in New York City. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... Steveston was originally a small town near Vancouver, British Columbia, but has since been absorbed into the city of Richmond, British Columbia, a community in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. ...


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Neil Colville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
Neil McNeil Colville (August 4, 1914 - December 26, 1987) was a professional ice hockey player.
Colville joined the Rangers' farm team in 1934 and quickly made his way to the pros by 1936, centering the "Bread Line" with his brother and Alex Shibicky, where he played until World War II.
Neil was just as good at defense as he was on offense, becoming the first player to be named to All-Star Teams as both a forward and a defenseman.
Neil Colville: Information From Answers.com (296 words)
Colville was born on August 4, 1914, in Edmonton, Alberta.
Colville was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967.
On December 26, 1987, Colville died at the age of 73, and was cremated.
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