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.