Forward Charley McVeigh was a consistent two-way player for nearly 400 games in the 1920s and '30s. He managed to hit double figures in goals four times despite playing on weak teams for most of his career.
Born in Kenora, Ontario, McVeigh played in the NOHA with the local Thistles in 1918-19. This was followed by two years of senior hockey with the Winnipeg Victorias and the Moose Jaw Maple Leafs. During the early '20s, the young forward rejected the NHL in favour of the WCHL. McVeigh enjoyed four solid years with the Regina Capitals and one season with the Portland Rosebuds after the franchise relocated.
McVeigh's rights were transfered to the Chicago Black Hawks after the NHL team purchased the Portland franchise on May 15, 1926. In 1926-27, McVeigh scored 12 goals when partnered with Cully Wilson and Mickey Mackay. He played one more year in Chicago before he was sent to the New York Americans for Alex McKinnon. McVeigh spent seven years with the weak New York club and was often its most consistent player. He retired in 1936 after playing a year in the IAHL with the London Tecumsehs.