Centre Vic Heyliger played briefly with the Chicago Black Hawks in the 30s and 40s. Although his playing career was short he enjoyed a successful career as an NCAA coach.
The Boston native played at the University of Michigan in 1936-37 then suited up for seven games in Chicago the next season. He then toiled briefly for the AHA's St. Paul Saints and the Detroit Holzbaugh club of the MOHL.
Prior to the 1939-40 season, Heyliger hung up his skates and accepted the head coaching position at the University of Illinois. He guided the Illini four years then came out of retirement to help out with the Hawks' depleted roster in 1943-44. During his second NHL stint, Heyliger was teamed with Fido Purpur and Johnny Gottselig for 26 games before he retired permanently.