Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lou Holmes
Lou Holmes was a centre/left-winger who toiled briefly with the Chicago Black Hawks in the early 30s. Most of his success came in the minors and senior hockey circles where he was a proficient scorer.

Born in Rushall, England, Holmes played junior with Edmonton Bruins. During the 1931-32 season he was a solid rookie for the Hawks on a line with Gerry Lowery and Stew Adams. He played less frequently the next year and was eventually sent down to St. Paul of the AHA. Holmes then played several years in the North West and Pacific Coast Leagues but never returned to the NHL.

After serving for three years in World War II, Holmes signed up with the Edmonton All-Stars of the local senior league. He also skated for the senior New Methodist and Flyers in his hometown before retiring in 1949.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1929-30 Edmonton Bruins EJrHL 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 2
1930-31 Edmonton Poolers EJrHL 13 12 7 19 8 2 1 0 1 0
1931-32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 1 4 5 6 2 0 0 0 2
1932-33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 0 0 0 0
1932-33 St. Paul/Tulsa AHA 26 11 9 20 11 4 0 0 0 0
1933-34 Edmonton Eskimos NWHL 34 15 8 23 11 2 3 0 3 2
1934-35 Edmonton Eskimos NWHL 13 13 4 17 2
1934-35 Oklahoma City Warriors AHA 21 6 6 12 10
1935-36 Edmonton Eskimos NWHL 39 13 14 27 42
1936-37 Spokane Clippers PCHL 35 16 5 21 24 3 0 1 1 0
1937-38 Spokane Clippers PCHL 43 14 21 35 30
1937-38 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 1 0 2 2 2
1938-39 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 48 34 40 74 26 5 4 4 8 8
1939-40 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 38 13 13 26 23 5 1 1 2 4
1940-41 Portland Buckaroos PCHL 47 24 26 50 28
1941-42 St. Paul Saints AHA 48 15 16 31 18 2 0 1 1 6
1942-43
1943-44 Edmonton Vics ESrHL
1943-44 Edmonton Vics Al-Cup 3 1 1 2 2
1944-45
1945-46 Edmonton All-Stars AIHA
1946-47 Edmonton New Method ESrHL 5 5 4 9 4
1947-48 Edmonton Flyers WCSHL 36 8 17 25 0
1948-49 Edmonton Flyers WCSHL 3 2 0 2 0
NHL Totals 59 1 4 5 6 2 0 0 0 2


Father of Chuck Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 14, 1931. Traded to Tulsa (AHA) by Chicago for cash, May, 1932. Traded to Chicago by St. Paul (AHA) for Gerry Lowrey, November 9, 1932. Traded to Tulsa (AHA) by Chicago for the rights to Norm Locking, March 7, 1933.
Loaned to Portland (PCHL) by Spokane (PCHL) as emergency injury replacement during 1937-38 PCHL playoffs. Later ruled ineligible to play by PCHL President Cyclone Taylor. Portland defaulted the series in protest.