Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mush March
Making the leap from junior hockey to the NHL is not unusual today. But in the 1920s, a leap of that proportion was considered extraordinary.

Mush March was one of the few to successfully play junior hockey one season, then jump to the NHL the next. In March's case, he played with the Regina Monarchs in 1927-28, then joined the Chicago Black Hawks for the start of the 1928-29 season. He played his entire 17-year career with the Black Hawks. The small right winger holds several marks of distinction.

Playing at the opening of Maple Leaf Gardens on November 12, 1931, Mush March scored the first goal ever in that building. March covets the souvenir puck to this day, and brought it back to Toronto for the final game played at the Gardens before the Leafs moved to the Air Canada Centre.

On April 10, 1934, at 30:05 of overtime, March scored against Detroit to give Chicago its first ever Stanley Cup. March retired at the conclusion of the 1944-45 season. For the longest time, Mush March was the oldest living NHL player, until he passed away on January 9, 2002.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1925-26 Regina Falcons S-SJHL 8 10 7 17 2
1925-26 Regina Falcons M-Cup 3 3 2 5 4
1926-27 Regina Falcons S-SJHL 5 7 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Regina Monarchs S-SJHL 5 13 5 18 17 2 4 0 4 2
1927-28 Regina Monarchs M-Cup 11 36 4 40 8
1928-29 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 35 3 3 6 6
1929-30 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 8 7 15 48
1930-31 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 11 6 17 36 9 3 1 4 11
1931-32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 12 10 22 59 2 0 0 0 2
1932-33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 9 11 20 38
1933-34 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 4 13 17 26 8 2 2 4 6
1934-35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 13 17 30 48 2 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 16 19 35 42 2 2 3 5 0
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 37 11 6 17 31
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 11 17 28 16 9 2 4 6 12
1938-39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 46 10 11 21 29
1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 45 9 14 23 49 2 1 0 1 2
1940-41 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 8 9 17 16 4 2 3 5 0
1941-42 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 6 26 32 22 3 0 2 2 4
1942-43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 7 29 36 46
1943-44 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 10 27 37 16 4 0 0 0 4
1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 38 5 5 10 12
NHL Totals 759 153 230 383 540 45 12 15 27 41


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937) Signed as a free agent by Chicago, November 29, 1928.