Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hib Milks
Forward Hubert "Hib" Milks was a reliable scorer with three different NHL clubs during the 1920s and '30s. He was also an accomplished junior and senior competitor.

The native of Eardley, Ontario played junior with the Ottawa Lansdowners and West Enders the joined the city's senior Gunners for three seasons. In 1922-23, he joined the Pittsburgh Yellowjackets of the USAHA where he scored ten goals in 20 games. Milks returned to Ottawa the next year to player for the senior New Edinburghs then played one more season for Pittsburgh.

Milks stayed in Pittsburgh when he made his NHL debut with the Pirates in 1925-26. He hit double figures in goals four out of five years and often played with Baldy Cotton and Harold Darragh. He remained with the franchise when it relocated to Philadelphia in 1930-31. During the Quakers' horrid 4-36-4 performance, Milks was its lone bright light, scoring 17 goals. He split his last two seasons between the New York Rangers, where he played in the 1932 Stanley Cup finals, and the Ottawa Senators. He retired in 1933 after playing 16 games for the Sens.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1917-18 Ottawa Landsdownes OCJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1918-19 Ottawa West-Enders OCJHL
1919-20 Ottawa Gunners OCHL 8 1 0 1
1920-21 Ottawa Gunners OCHL 12 6 0 6
1920-21 Ottawa Gunners Al-Cup 7 6 2 8 0
1921-22 Ottawa Gunners OCHL 14 6 4 10 15 6 7 4 11 18
1922-23 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets USAHA 20 10 0 10
1923-24 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 12 16 0 16 2 0 0 0
1924-25 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets USAHA 39 12 0 12 8 2 0 2 0
1925-26 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 36 14 5 19 17 2 0 0 0 0
1926-27 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 44 16 6 22 18
1927-28 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 44 18 3 21 32 2 0 0 0 2
1928-29 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 44 9 3 12 22
1929-30 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 41 13 11 24 36
1930-31 Philadelphia Quakers NHL 44 17 6 23 42
1931-32 New York Rangers NHL 48 0 4 4 12 7 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Ottawa Senators NHL 16 0 3 3 0
NHL Totals 317 87 41 128 179 11 0 0 0 2


OCHL Second All-Star Team (1922) Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 26, 1925. Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated, October 18, 1930. Claimed by NY Rangers from Philadelphia in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, October 2, 1932.
Suffered eventual career-ending knee injury prior to game vs. Montreal, December 28, 1932..