Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Obs Heximer
Orville Heximer played briefly with three different NHL clubs in the 20s and 30s. He was a dangerous goal scorer who could contribute from centre or left wing. Most of his success came in the minors, especially the Can-Am League.

The native of Niagara Falls, Ontario played his amateur hockey with the local Cataracts. In 1929-30 he played 19 games as an NHL rookie with the New York Rangers after averaging over a point per game for the Springfield Indians of the Can-Am loop. The next year he topped the Can-Am league with 36 goals and 61 points in 40 games and also led the Indians to the championship.

Prior to the 1932-33 season, Heximer was traded to the Boston Bruins for cash. He scored seven goals and was a solid checker on a line with Joe Lamb and Vic Ripley. The trio helped the Bruins reach the post-season where they lost a tough semifinal series to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Heximer was relegated to the Boston Cubs the next season then returned briefly to the NHL in 1933-34 after the New York Americans acquired him. The veteran forward spent four more years in the minors, sat out the 1939-40 season then played senior hockey in Niagara Falls before retiring in 1942.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Jr. 4 2 3 5
1927-28 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Jr.
1928-29 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Jr.
1929-30 New York Rangers NHL 19 1 0 1 4
1929-30 Springfield Indians Can-Am 14 13 6 19 18
1930-31 Springfield Indians Can-Am 40 36 25 61 70 7 4 0 4 21
1931-32 Springfield Indians Can-Am 40 11 17 28 51
1932-33 Boston Bruins NHL 48 7 5 12 12 5 0 0 0 2
1933-34 Boston Cubs Can-Am 39 12 15 27 53 5 1 2 3 2
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 13 1 10 11 5
1934-35 New York Americans NHL 17 5 2 7 0
1934-35 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 12 11 5 16 7
1935-36 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 39 15 10 25 35
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 42 9 12 21 39
1937-38 New Haven Eagles IAHL 36 13 11 24 21
1937-38 Springfield Indians IAHL 6 2 1 3 0
1938-39 St. Paul Saints AHA 41 22 25 47 43 3 0 2 2 0
1939-40
1940-41 Niagara Falls Brights OHA-Sr. 26 4 5 9 8 3 1 0 1 5
1941-42 Niagara Falls Weavers OHA-Sr. 18 0 1 1 2 7 0 3 3 15
NHL Totals 84 13 7 20 16 5 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, December 10, 1929. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for $10,000, August 22, 1932. Traded to NY Americans by Boston with Hap Emms for Walter Jackson, December 14, 1934. Traded to New Haven (Can-Am) by NY Americans for cash, October 21, 1935. Traded to Springfield (IAHL) by New Haven (IAHL) for Bob McCulley, December 1, 1937.