Centre Andy Blair was an excellent scorer and playmaker during nine NHL seasons in the 1920s and '30s. He was a member of a Stanley Cup team in Toronto and gained trivia fame as one of the first players to sport a moustache.
The Winnipeg native spent five years at the University of Manitoba and also played senior with the local CPR and Rangers teams. He joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1928-29 and impressed with 27 points in 44 games. He often centred Ace Bailey and Baldy Cotton and was a valuable member of the first Maple Leafs' Stanley Cup team in 1932.
Following the tragic career-ending injury to Ace Bailey in December 1933, Blair assumed more responsibility and responded with a personal- best 14 goals. The veteran was also on hand when Toronto played the NHL All-Stars in the Bailey Benefit game on February 14, 1934. He played two more years in Toronto before joining the Chicago Black Hawks in 1936-37. By this time, Blair was o the down side of his career and he retired after registering only three assists in 44 games.