Left-winger Ed Finnigan played a handful of games for the St Louis Eagles and Boston Bruins in the 1930s. He also played a bit of minor pro but was chiefly known as a top competitor in a number of senior leagues.
Born in Shawville, Quebec spent the 1927-28 season with the North Bay Trappers of the NOHA before moving to Ottawa. He suited up for the junior Shamrocks as well as the junior and senior squads in the Rideau club. After scoring 21 points in 20 games for the Ottawa Edinburghs in 1933-34, Finnigan played 12 NHL games with the St. Louis Eagles. The remainder of the year was spent with the Ottawa Senators of the Quebec Senior league where he led all scorers with 22 assists.
In September, 1936, Finnigan was traded to the Boston Bruins for cash. He played three games in the NHL in 1936-37 while the rest of his time was spent in the Can-Am League with the Boston Cubs. Finnigan didn't play much in the late 1930s but returned in 1940-41 to begin a stretch of seven out of eight years in senior hockey. Some of the teams on which he played included Hull Volants as well as the Commandos and Montagnards of Ottawa. Finnigan retired in 1947 after spending a year with the Renfrew Lions of the Ottawa Valley Senior Hockey League.