Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Charley McVeigh
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1918-19 Winnipeg GTP WJrHL
1919-20 Winnipeg Victorias WSrHL 7 3 12 15 12
1920-21 Moose Jaw Maple Leafs SSHL 15 9 5 14 19 4 0 2 2 2
1921-22 Regina Capitals WCHL 19 15 6 21 8 4 1 0 1 0
1921-22 Regina Capitals West-P 1 0 0 0 0
1922-23 Regina Capitals WCHL 30 10 2 12 20 2 0 0 0 0
1923-24 Regina Capitals WCHL 26 10 0 10 6 2 0 0 0 0
1924-25 Regina Capitals WCHL 28 9 5 14 8
1925-26 Portland Rosebuds WHL 27 8 3 11 14
1926-27 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 12 4 16 23 2 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 6 7 13 10
1928-29 New York Americans NHL 44 6 2 8 16 2 0 0 0 2
1929-30 New York Americans NHL 40 14 14 28 32
1930-31 New York Americans NHL 44 5 11 16 23
1931-32 New York Americans NHL 48 12 15 27 16
1932-33 New York Americans NHL 40 7 12 19 10
1933-34 New York Americans NHL 48 15 12 27 4
1934-35 New York Americans NHL 47 7 11 18 4
1935-36 London Tecumsehs IHL 47 12 11 23 6 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 397 84 88 172 138 4 0 0 0 2


WCHL First All-Star Team (1923) Signed as a free agent by Regina (WCHL), December 28, 1921. Transferred to Portland (WHL) after Regina (WHL) franchise relocated, September 1, 1925. Rights transferred to Chicago after NHL club purchased Portland (WHL) franchise, May 15, 1926. Traded to NY Americans by Chicago for Alex McKinnon, October 15, 1928. Signed as a free agent by London (IHL), October 23, 1935.