Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Finnigan
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1927-28 North Bay Trappers NOJHA 12 3 13 16 2 0 0 0 0
1928-29 Ottawa Shamrocks OHA-Jr. 7 5 3 8 6 2 1 2 3 2
1929-30 Ottawa Rideaus OHA-Jr. 12 5 1 6 19 2 1 2 3 4
1929-30 Ottawa Rideaus M-Cup 2 2 0 2 8
1930-31 Ottawa Rideaus OHA-Jr. 15 12 4 16 49 2 0 1 1 10
1930-31 Ottawa Rideaus OCHL 7 3 1 4 14
1930-31 Ottawa Rideaus Al-Cup 5 1 0 1 0
1931-32 Ottawa Rideaus OCHL 23 12 5 17 46 4 1 0 1 2
1932-33 Ottawa Rideaus OCHL 19 9 3 12 12 6 4 1 5 4
1932-33 Ottawa Rideaus Al-Cup 4 2 2 4 4
1933-34 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 20 14 7 21 28 3 1 3 4 2
1933-34 Ottawa New Edinburghs Al-Cup 7 6 3 9 14
1934-35 St. Louis Eagles NHL 12 1 1 2 2
1934-35 Ottawa Senators OCHL 20 15 22 37 16
1935-36 Rochester Cardinals IHL 11 2 0 2 10
1935-36 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Boston Cubs Can-Am 29 9 4 13 4
1936-37 Providence Reds IAHL
1937-38 Ottawa Senators OCHL 22 10 9 19 8 4 1 1 2 0
1938-39
1939-40 Ottawa RCAF Flyers OCHL 2 2 0 2 2
1940-41 Hull Volants OCHL 19 11 19 30 5 10 6 9 15 6
1941-42 Hull Volants OCHL 12 7 13 20 0 7 5 3 8 2
1942-43 Hull-Ottawa QSHL 18 6 10 16 0
1943-44 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL 13 14 16 30 6 2 3 2 5 0
1943-44 Ottawa Canadians OCHL 5 8 1 9 0
1944-45 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 15 6 4 10 7 2 0 0 0 0
1945-46 Spencerville Sagueenens SLSHL
1946-47 Renfrew Lions UOVHL 23 8 7 15 4 3 0 2 2 2
NHL Totals 15 1 1 2 2


Brother of Frank Claimed by NY Americans from St. Louis in Dispersal Draft, October 14, 1935. Traded to Boston by NY Americans for cash, December 19, 1935. Traded to Providence (IAHL) by Boston for cash, October 7, 1936.
Suspended for entire 1936-37 season by Providence (IAHL) for refusing to report to team, October 12, 1936.