Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mel Hill
Hill led the NBHL in goals during the 1936-37 with 18 in 15 games. That same year, his team competed for the Allan Cup, and Hill tallied 22 points in 14 games. Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins in 1937, he spent most of the season with Providence Reds of the IAHL.

He did make his NHL debut that year, however, appearing in six games for Boston. The following year he was a full time Bruins forward, playing in 46 regular season and 12 playoff games to help the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship. Hill earned his nickname this playoffs by scoring a record three successive overtime goals. The following year, he again played exclusively in Boston, putting up 20 points in 38 games. At the end of the 1940-41 season with the Bruins, Hill was again hoisting the Stanley Cup.

That truned out to be his finale in Brooklyn, as he was traded to the Brooklyn Americans for cash in June. In 47 games with Brooklyn , Hill tallied 37 points. His rights were transferred to Toronto during the special dispersal draft in October 1942, and suited up for 49 games with the Leafs, contributing 44 points. A broken ankle 17 games into the 1943-44 season sidelined Hill until the following fall, when he came back to help the Leafs to the 1945 Stanley Cup championship.

He played 35 games for Toronto the following year, and was then sent to the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL. He played the next two seasons for the Hornets, and the following four for the Regina Caps before retiring from play in 1952.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1932-33 Saskatoon Tigers N-SJHL 3 4 1 5 0
1932-33 Saskatoon Tigers M-Cup 3 4 0 4 0
1933-34 Saskatoon Wesleys N-SJHL 4 3 2 5 0 9 12 7 19 2
1934-35 Sudbury Cub Wolves NOJHA 10 9 4 13 8 5 2 1 3 0
1935-36 Sudbury Frood Miners NBHL 10 7 6 13 15
1936-37 Sudbury Frood Miners NBHL 15 18 5 23 10 2 1 0 1 0
1936-37 Sudbury Frood Miners Al-Cup 14 8 14 22 6
1937-38 Boston Bruins NHL 6 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
1937-38 Providence Reds IAHL 40 13 10 23 0 7 4 2 6 0
1938-39 Boston Bruins NHL 46 10 10 20 16 12 6 3 9 12
1939-40 Boston Bruins NHL 38 9 11 20 19 3 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Boston Bruins NHL 41 5 4 9 4 8 1 1 2 0
1940-41 Hershey Bears AHL 5 1 5 6 4
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 47 14 23 37 10
1941-42 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 49 17 27 44 47 6 3 0 3 0
1943-44 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 17 9 10 19 6
1944-45 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 18 17 35 14 13 2 3 5 6
1945-46 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 35 5 7 12 10
1945-46 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 13 7 8 15 0 6 1 2 3 0
1946-47 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 62 26 36 62 42 12 3 6 9 6
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 63 10 22 32 14 2 0 0 0 2
1948-49 Regina Capitals WCSHL 43 23 30 53 11 8 4 6 10 4
1948-49 Regina Capitals Al-Cup 14 8 6 14 11
1949-50 Regina Capitals WCSHL 50 17 21 38 16
1950-51 Regina Capitals MCMHL 22 3 5 8 6
1951-52 Regina Capitals SSHL 17 7 11 18 16 3 1 0 1 9
NHL Totals 324 89 109 198 128 43 12 7 19 18


Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 26, 1937. Traded to Brooklyn by Boston for cash, June 27, 1941. Rights transferred to Toronto from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, October 9, 1942.
Missed remainder of 1943-44 due to broken ankle vs. Detroit, December 16, 1943.