Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bert Corbeau
Bert Corbeau had the distinction of starting his pro hockey career in the NHL during its inaugural season in 1917-18 as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. In 20 games, Corbeau scored eight goals. The following year, Corbeau played 16 games, scoring twice and adding an assist. The 1918-19 playoffs marked the only time in NHL history that a Stanley Cup champion was not crowned. With the championship series between the Canadiens and Seattle tied 2-2-1, the rest of the series was cancelled due to a serious outbreak of influenza. It turns out that was the closest Corbeau ever came to playing for a championship team in the NHL. In 1919-20, he had a career-high in points with 16. The following year, he set a career-best with 12 goals.

Corbeau played with the Canadiens for the 1921-22 campaign before joining the Hamilton Tigers in 1922-23. In 22 games, he scored ten goals and 13 points. The next NHL stop was Toronto where he played with the St. Pats until they became the Maple Leafs in 1926-27. In 41 games with the Leafs, Corbeau had a goal and three points in his last NHL season.

Corbeau played two more years of pro hockey for the Toronto Ravinas and the London Panthers of the CPHL before retiring after the 1928-29 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1913-14 Halifax Crescents MPHL 22 5 0 5 31
1914-15 Montreal Canadiens NHA 18 1 1 2 35
1915-16 Montreal Canadiens NHA 23 7 0 7 134
1915-16 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 5 0 0 0 35
1916-17 Montreal Canadiens NHA 19 9 5 14 103 2 2 0 2 9
1916-17 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 4 2 1 3 13
1917-18 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 8 8 16 41 2 1 1 2 11
1918-19 Montreal Canadiens NHL 16 2 3 5 51 5 1 1 2 17
1918-19 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 5 0 1 1 3
1919-20 Montreal Canadiens NHL 23 11 6 17 65
1920-21 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 11 2 13 86
1921-22 Montreal Canadiens NHL 22 3 7 10 26
1922-23 Hamilton Tigers NHL 21 10 4 14 22
1923-24 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 8 6 14 55
1924-25 Toronto St. Pats NHL 30 4 6 10 74 2 0 0 0 10
1925-26 Toronto St. Pats NHL 36 5 5 10 121
1926-27 Toronto St. Pats/Maple Leafs NHL 41 1 2 3 88
1927-28 Toronto Falcons Can-Pro 41 5 2 7 112 2 0 0 0 10
1928-29 London Panthers Can-Pro 9 0 0 0 16
NHL Totals 258 63 49 112 629 9 2 2 4 38


Rights retained by Montreal after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Traded to Hamilton by Montreal for cash, October 1, 1922. Traded to Toronto by Hamilton with Amos Arbour and George Carey for Ken Randall, the NHL rights to Corb Denneny and cash, December 14, 1923. Signed as a free agent by Toronto (Can-Pro) after clearing NHL Waivers, October 20, 1927.